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UC Food Observer delivers food and agriculture content

Are you looking for value-added news and commentary on the latest agriculture and food topics? Be sure to visit This website is sponsored by the University of California's Global Food Initiative and just celebrated its one-year anniversary.

The blog is written by Rose Hayden-Smith, UC Cooperative Extension advisor in Ventura County, with assistant editor Teresa O'Connor, who is also a UC Master Gardener.

“From curated news reports to original interviews, you'll find hundreds of news items about everything from food policy and sustainable agriculture to historical perspectives and key cultural trends,” said Hayden-Smith. “You'll also find us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram as @UCFoodObserver.”

Although UC Food Observer reaches beyond UC for content, it has featured Q & As with Pat Crawford, UC Cooperative Extension specialist with the Nutrition Policy Institute and Doug Parker, director of the California Institute for Water Resources. The blog recently included a California Agriculture article on the effects of climate change on crops in a post.

Hayden-Smith invites consumers and producers alike to take part in the conversation about how to sustainably and nutritiously feed the world.


Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 1:53 PM

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