Stella Liu

Sowing the seeds of change

With her gardening kit startup, senior Stella Liu hopes to motivate people to grow their own food.
Michael Pollan makes a point about the amount of oil it takes to produce a hamburger during an Edible Education lecture at UC Berkeley.

Q&A with Michael Pollan

The award-winning journalist, author and UC Berkeley professor talks about California's drought, food politics and what institutions can do to encourage change.
Berkeley Food Institute panel discussion

Food justice takes center stage

Forum focuses on labor, power, policy and other issues around food.
Students who use the SmartMeal app to pre-order nutritious meals will be able to pick up food at an express location.

Improving school nutrition with 21st century strategies

UC researchers to use a nearly $2 million grant for childhood obesity prevention in San Francisco Unified School District.
Some healthy foods, including fruit, vegetables, fish and bread.

Lecture series to address the science of food and health

Free public lectures at UC Riverside will cover cowpea research, sustainable food and nutrition's impact on health; first talk to focus on feeding Botswana.

Ag-tech startup helps farmers analyze water use

Tule, a new business formed with the strength of UC Davis research behind it, was one of 14 startups launched last year with UC Davis support.
The first "bent," a cross beam, posts, and supports joined by wooden pegs, is hoisted into place by a crane early Saturday morning while others, already assembled, await their turn on the new barn's concrete slab.

Historic hay barn rises again

Over a weekend, volunteers joined professionals to raise the timber-framed superstructure for the re-creation of the Cowell Ranch hay barn, which will become a center for sustainability programs at UC Santa Cruz.
University of California President Janet Napolitano and UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla listen as volunteer Karemah Alhark talks about the Ocean View Growing Grounds.

President Napolitano visits UC San Diego Global Food Initiative project

The Ocean View Growing Grounds, formerly a vacant lot, is now a thriving community garden thanks to a partnership between the local community and UC San Diego.
Stephen Mayfield, UC San Diego

'Green Revolution 2.0' meeting draws researchers, new ideas

Scientists confront a difficult problem: How to feed and provide fuel for countries such as India, Brazil, Mexico and China, which are not only projected to dramatically expand their populations in the decades ahead, but have rapidly developing economies that will require an exponential increase in fuel and food.
A craftsman from Santa Cruz Timberframes works on an original timber slated to become part of the re-creation of the Cowell Ranch Hay Barn.

Barn raising set at UC Santa Cruz

On March 21, professionals and volunteers will assemble and raise the timber framing for the re-creation of the historic Cowell Ranch Hay Barn near the campus entrance -- timbers are exact duplicates of 150-year-old construction methods.