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Stories from Cuba

The announcement of Fidel Castro’s death has raised speculation about whether the process to normalize relations between the United States and Cuba will continue. Actions taken by the Obama administration …

Q&A with journalist Marc Frank

“When it comes to food, I would say that I eat more healthy than I did, and less.”          – Marc Frank, on his diet in Cuba   There’s …

Learning about Cuba

Cuba is in a period of profound change, which is impacting all aspects of life — including the food system. UC Food Observer learned about some of these changes, when …

Q&A: Dr. Pedro Sanchez discusses Cuba

  The UC Food Observer had the privilege of speaking with Dr. Sanchez recently about what normalizing relations with Cuba might mean for the food system in that nation and …

Friday Wrap: 4/17/15

UC Food Observer chooses a handful of important stories for you to read as you finish your work week. On the menu, in no particular order: a Q & A …

Friday Wrap: 12/20/2014

UC Food Observer chooses five important stories for you to read as you finish your work week. On the menu: A leadership change at USAID; a call for fair trade …

USAID director to step down

Rajiv Shah, director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will relinquish his post early in 2015. President Barack Obama commented on Shah’s announcement, saying: “For the past …