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A Few of Our Favorite Things…

As 2016 winds down, Teresa and I want to share a few of our favorite things that appeared in UC Food Observer this last year. While we love “raindrops on roses and …

Urban Ag: A Focus of UC Global Food

Did you know? The UC Food Observer is made possible by the UC Global Food Initiative, which was launched by University of California President Janet Napolitano in 2014. This ambitious initiative is …

Q&A with author Sophie Egan

I recently ran into Sophie Egan, who works as the director of programs and culinary nutrition for the Strategic Initiatives Group at The Culinary Institute of America. I am a …

Guest Blogger: UC’s Rachel Surls

Editor’s Note: The UC Food Observer is excited to feature a guest post from Rachel Surls. You may have read my Q&A with Rachel, in which we discussed a newly released …

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 …

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 …

World Food Day is 10/16/16

About World Food Day One in 9 of the world’s more than 7 billion people struggle with chronic hunger. World Food Day seeks to raise hunger awareness and encourage people …

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 …