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Cal Ag #GlobalFood special issue now available

ICYMI: The University of California’s CalAg #GlobalFood Initiative special issue is now available. It’s a double-sized serving of the highly respected peer-reviewed journal, featuring 96-pages of research and other pieces related to …

Cal Ag Journal issues call for papers on food system

University of California President Janet Napolitano launched the UC Global Food Initiative (GFI) in 2014 to address one of the most compelling issues of our time: how to sustainably and nutritiously feed a world …

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 …

Q&A: Pam Ronald, UC plant geneticist

“It’s interesting that the public has come to believe that organic farming is diametrically opposed to genetics. That’s untrue…organic farmers also rely on genetic improvements. I’m lucky to have a …

The power of women farmers

Women are vital to the global food system, but a stronger focus on women’s rights – including education and access to land and capital – is needed to improve global …