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Take a Moment for Millets

You may not have heard much about millets yet. But a team of UC Berkeley scientists and California farmers is working hard to change that. They say the time for …

Q&A: Millennial Author Eve Turow Paul

In the United States, there are approximately 80 million Millennials, which includes the generation born roughly between 1982 to 2002. Half of them call themselves “foodies,” according to research by …

Guest Blogger: Chasing the Arctic Bee

Editor’s Note: The hunt for an elusive bumblebee in the high Arctic is the subject of this guest post written by Sean Nealon, Senior Public Information Officer, University of California, …

The Art of Plants

It was a hot September morning and I was wandering the exhibition halls of the Heirloom Seed Expo in Santa Rosa, California, when some striking botanical illustrations caught my eye. …

Veteran Farmers Get Our Respect

As another Veterans Day is upon us, UC Food Observer would like to salute all of our veterans – and all veteran farmers in the United States. It’s no secret …

Three Voices on Today’s Agriculture

At UC Food Observer, we salute those who are working to make agriculture more sustainable. These three stories paint a picture of today’s challenges and present interesting solutions inspired by …

Ventura County Farm Day 2016

With only about 2 to 3 percent of U.S. citizens in farming, it’s understandable that many people have a limited understanding of agriculture. That’s true even in places like California’s …

A Chat with UC Farm Advisor Ben Faber

If you ask Ben Faber about a typical day as UC Farm Advisor working on Subtropical Crops, Soils and Water issues, he’ll tell you they simply don’t exist. “Nothing is …

October is National Seafood Month

October is National Seafood Month, which is a great time to focus on sustainable seafood. By making smart seafood choices all year, we can ensure future generations will be able …

A Trip to America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital

For centuries, the Sacramento Delta region has been an important agriculture center, thanks to its year-round, Mediterranean growing climate. So, it’s not really surprising that Mayor Kevin Johnson declared in …