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“The Grand Food Bargain”: Q&A with Kevin Walker

I recently met Kevin Walker through our mutual affiliation with the Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance.  I was eager to hear about his new book – The Grand Food Bargain and the Mindless …

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. …

The Gleaners: A Conversation with Food Forward

“Everyone eats and everyone should eat with dignity. Food Forward helps that happen…We ALL have something to share – money, time, clothing, etc. – at Food Forward our currency is …

Simple Tips for the Best Thanksgiving

“What if, today, we were grateful for everything?” asks Charlie Brown. You don’t need to be a beloved cartoon character to understand the meaning of Thanksgiving. Giving thanks seems like …

Veteran Farmers Get Our Respect

As another Veterans Day is upon us, UC Food Observer would like to salute all of our veterans – and all veteran farmers in the United States. It’s no secret …