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News Wrap: Global Focus on Food and Agriculture

While many of us are focused on our national politics, it’s a big world out there. And food, agriculture and people drive it. Today’s wrap includes globally focused food and agricultural …

Food and Ag News You May Have Missed

Pour yourself a cup of something warm. Settle into a comfortable chair, and enjoy some of these recent food and farming stories you may have missed: A Salute to Irish …

Climate Change: New Research, Forecasts, Resources

Diet and Global Climate Change. Could eating a healthier diet reduce greenhouse gas emissions? A study out of University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) indicates that may be the case. Research results …

National Nutrition Month Encourages Better Health

It starts with a single step. Eating healthier is often best achieved by starting small – not trying to change everything overnight. That’s the message of National Nutrition Month® 2017 …

Urban Ag, Farm to School and Healthy Students

Young urban farmers, farm-to-school programs and healthy students are just some of the uplifting stories you may have missed lately. Supporting Urban Ag in California It’s no secret that urban …

UC Committed to Healthy Campuses

Across University of California campuses, and beyond, there is a growing movement towards healthier students of all ages. The seeds of this effort are spreading throughout UC and germinating into …

Monday Wrap: Science censorship, local food and more

Food Politics in the Trump Administration  I love podcasts. Evan Kleiman’s Good Food (KCRW) is one of my favorites. In this episode, Kleiman interviews Politico Pro’s senior food and ag reporter, Helena Bottemiller Evich. …

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 …

UC Global Food Initiative Gets Results

We’ve told you about the UC Global Food Initiative, which was launched by University of California President Janet Napolitano in 2014. This ambitious initiative is addressing one of the most compelling issues …