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Food Policy Councils Are Empowering Communities

  In a growing number of communities, food policy councils (also called “food system alliances”) have emerged to address gaps in local policies that focus on food. Most communities have …

Science-Based Food Policies: What Works, What Doesn’t

Science-Based Food Policies: What Works, What Doesn’t Creating meaningful and relevant research-based food policies was the topic of a recent talk with policy and nutrition experts from across the United States. …

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 …

Strawberry Production in Post-Methyl Bromide World

Parting is such sweet sorrow. Said no conventional strawberry farmer in California, ever. In 2016, the powerful soil fumigant methyl bromide–a chemical strawberry farmers relied on for decades–was finally phased …

California Ag News: Coffee, Nut Theft, Labor

Long weekends are for sipping coffee and catching up on reading. I’ve selected three #mustreads for you to begin your busy week. This wrap’s focus? The Golden State. Coffee production finds a …

Nutrition Research: From Energy Drinks to Obesity

Today’s News Wrap focuses on nutrition research…and how it is translating to calls for change in public policy.   Opinion: Energy drinks are killing young people. It’s time to stop …