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NPR Feature: California Farmers Try New Strategy To Cut Carbon

NPR Feature: California Farmers Try New Strategy To Cut Carbon

NPR Feature: California Farmers Try New Strategy To Cut Carbon NPR recently did an interview featuring Kate Scow, a member of the CSFS Diversified Agroecosystem Research Cluster. The article shows the relationship between cover crops and soil health and explains how farmers in California are using that relationship as means of controlling carbon emissions in […]
FAO Newsletter Feature: Structuring Markets for Resilient Farming Systems

FAO Newsletter Feature: Structuring Markets for Resilient Farming Systems

FAO Newsletter Feature: Structuring Markets for Resilient Farming Systems Hannah Wittman, CSFS Academic Director, co-authored a publication that was featured in the latest Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations newsletter, with Vivian Valencia (Wageningen University) and Jennifer Blesh (University of Michigan). This article shows how the convergence of public policies supporting mediated […]
Feeding Growth Friends Brewing Creativity

Feeding Growth Friends Brewing Creativity

Feeding Growth Friends Brewing Creativity Feeding Growth Alumni, Max Rivest the co-founder of Wize Monkey and Mauricio Lozano from Faculty Brewing Co. have been featured in an article by Vancouver is Awesome. The unique partnership has created the world’s first coffee leaf infused beer. “Our brewery is focused on education, collaboration and innovation, and this […]
Georgia Straight features CSFS

Georgia Straight features CSFS

Georgia Straight features CSFS The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm is a Living Laboratory. The Georgia Straight article mentioned how the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems helps farmers adapt to climate change and research ways to overcome the challenges brought on by climate change. “The 24-hectare UBC farm at the university’s Point […]
Infant Food Insecurity in Canada

Infant Food Insecurity in Canada

Infant Food Insecurity in Canada Researcher Dr. Lesley Frank, professor of sociology at Acadia University and a 2018 CSFS visiting scholar, was featured on CBC’s The Current talking about her work on infant food insecurity in Canada. Dr. Lesley Frank first became involved in infant feeding issues as an outreach worker, promoting the “Breast is […]
CSFS Annual Report 2017-2018

CSFS Annual Report 2017-2018

CSFS Annual Report 2017-2018 Did you know: Last year we grew 109,000 pounds of food, we had 30 active research projects, 2,300+ UBC students engaged in CSFS-related courses, 7,000 food literacy program participants, and 12,000 participants in 542 community events! Our CSFS Annual Report captures the achievements of our diverse programs and the milestones we […]
The Colours of Food Security

The Colours of Food Security

The Colours of Food Security The Colours of Food Security is a series of bold and striking maps created by the LUGE Lab that paints a picture of global agriculture, and key issues surrounding the food system. The message of this exhibit is that to achieve food secure future we need new visions that view […]
Researcher Profile: Leonard Foster, Professor

Researcher Profile: Leonard Foster, Professor

Researcher Profile: Prof. Leonard Foster, Professor What is your title? I am a professor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. What is your research project and what is it all about? It’s not really one project but a series of projects looking at how honey bees respond to pests and pathogens. We’re studying a number of […]
Researcher Profile: Jennifer Black, Associate Professor

Researcher Profile: Jennifer Black, Associate Professor

Researcher Profile: Associate Prof. Jennifer Black, Associate Professor What is your title? I’m an associate professor in the Food, Nutrition, and Health (FNH) Program at UBC. What is your research project and what is it all about? I worked on the first iteration of the Think&EatGreen@School Project. This project was a five-year SSHRC-funded community-university research […]
Focus on vegetable seeds

Focus on vegetable seeds

Our Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Alexandra Lyon was featured in The Western Producer talking about the British Columbia Seed Trials project and its goal to help farmers identify crops and varieties that have a strong potential for the seed industry in B.C.