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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 …

Happy Anniversary Smith-Lever Act

The day of May 8 marks an important anniversary for American agriculture and our nation’s communities: it’s the 103rd anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act. The Smith-Lever Act of 1914 created …

UC Global Food Initiative on World Food Day

While hunger rates across the globe have dropped, one in 9 of the world’s more than 7 billion people still struggle with chronic hunger. World Food Day seeks to raise …

Food Insecurity on Campus

I was once a college student. Particularly after I moved off campus, I struggled with finances. My diet wasn’t varied or particularly healthy – lots of pizza and ramen noodles …

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 …

USDA Reports: Americans’ Eating Patterns and more

The USDA has one of the UC Food Observer’s favorite websites. Spend a few hours poking around and you’ll discover treasures galore, ranging from reports covering commodities and obesity to information about legislation/public policy, …

Q&A: Tom Tomich, UC Davis sustainability expert

Tom Tomich on UC Davis’ undergraduate program in sustainable agriculture and food systems: “…we’re focusing on integration, on dealing with complex systems in an integrative way and going from complex …