From professional advice for photographing pollinators to understanding how conservation agriculture is changing farming methods, here are just a few recent UC Food Observer stories to start your work week.
“I see the world through a viewfinder. The work that I do is about the diversity of pollinators, their importance in our food supply and ecosystem, the beauty and the awe, and how we can protect them,” says Kathy Keatley Garvey of UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology.
Achieving a “healthy and just food system from seed to table” is the ambitious goal of Pie Ranch, a non-profit organization and organic production farm in Northern California. We take a look at how a kid from Los Angeles grew up to start Pie Ranch and make a difference.
Why in the world would a self-proclaimed vegetarian become a leading advocate for sustainably raised meat? Nicolette Hahn Niman is a well-known book author, lawyer and livestock rancher; she shares her story.
See why more farmers are moving towards systems found closer to nature. Learn more about conservation agriculture (no till, minimum till farming) from UC ANR’s Jeff Mitchell, who has partnered with 2,200 food producers in California’s Central Valley over the years.
The “Father of Wine Country Cuisine” talks to us about ethical eating, wild foods and sustainable seafood. He even shares two recipes.
Meanwhile, We Tip Our Hats To…
Siena Chrisman, who wrote this prescient article for Civil Eats right before the election. She suggested that we ought to head to the farm to understand the rise of president-elect Trump.