Among the discussions at the symposium was a presentation on earth-based food practices, such as worm composting.

Native food, native wisdom

A symposium on native food ways at UC Santa Barbara emphasized the connection between indigenous Americans and their traditional staples.

Sugar

'Sugar Papers' reveal industry role in 1970s dental program

Newly discovered documents reveal that the sugar industry worked closely with the National Institutes of Health to develop a federal research program focused on approaches other than sugar reduction to prevent tooth decay.

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Artisan cheese: Milking a movement

UC Agriculture and Natural Resources has published a bestselling manual designed for the beginning cheesemaker, "Farmstead and Artisan Cheeses: A Guide to Building a Business."

Veronica Romero and son Anthony

'Eating for two' no longer holds weight

Obesity poses serious health risks for moms and their babies.

Ben Halpern

Food from the sea

Research summit aims to inspire UC-wide collaborations around fisheries and aquaculture

Global Food Initiative funds student documentaries

Films at UCLA on a single mother's struggle to buy healthy food and the impact of an urban garden are among 41 projects systemwide receiving grants.

Kids learning about healthy eating

Comprehensive program helps improve children's eating habits

Obesity has decreased among Sacramento County school children since Shaping Healthy Choices implemented.

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Lentils, a mighty force for improving the food system

'Lentil Underground,' a new book by a recent Ph.D. and ongoing researcher at UC Berkeley, makes the case that lentils could help restore American farmland and farmers whose soil and profits have been depleted by decades of industrial agriculture.

“I wanted to open an interesting place where people want to be,” says 2008 UC Irvine graduate Brandon Fender, who co-owns The Good Beer Co. and created Anteater Ale. “Beer, community and a beautiful building – this is the embodiment of my passions.”

A golden example

UC Irvine homecoming festival will feature special Anteater Ale, created by alum, in celebration of the campus’s 50th anniversary.

UC Student Regent Sadia Saiffudin of UC Berkeley, center, flanked by Vanessa Terán, left, of Mixteco/Indígena Community Organizing Project, and Melissa Fontaine, right, of Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, were featured in a panel about food justice.

Food justice at the forefront

UC Santa Barbara hosts inaugural California Higher Education Food Summit on food insecurity.

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