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The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm is a research centre and local-to-global food hub working towards a more sustainable, food-secure future.

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We are in the process of transitioning our programs as UBC and the province slowly opens up. Find more info on each specific program page. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Events

UBC Farm Veggies

20th Annual UBC Farm Farmers’ Market

Speakers: Mobilizing Industry to Make a Difference

Climate Change: Mobilizing Industry to Make a Difference

News
HLPE Report #16 on Youth

HLPE Report #16: Youth engagement in food systems

 

HLPE Report #16: Youth engagement in food systems “Youth are on the front lines to build the food systems of the future, while also bearing significant risks from climate change, social and economic inequities, and political marginalization.” The HLPE (High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition) Report #16 has been published and […]
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CBC: Storing perishables during a heat wave

 

CBC: Storing perishables during a heat wave “Heat can cause food and prescription medication to spoil, potentially exacerbating the heat wave’s deadly effects.” Dr. Siyun Wang, CSFS Associate and Professor at UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems, shared some recommendations for how to keep your perishables safe during a heat wave. Both food and medications can spoil […]

Grist: Salad will survive climate change. But at what cost?

 

Grist: Salad will survive climate change. But at what cost? “We made eating greens more convenient. Can we make it truly democratic?” Dr. Navin Ramankutty, a professor at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability and School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, commented on the importance of finding a balance between nutritive value and widespread access. He mentioned that even […]
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UBC Strategic Plan: Nature’s weapon against food-borne pathogens

 

UBC Strategic Plan: Nature’s weapon against food-borne pathogens “Some superheroes are too small to be seen by the naked eye. Microscopic bacteria-eating viruses are coming into favour as a way to combat food-borne pathogens.” Dr. Siyun Wang, CSFS Associate and Professor of Food Safety, is investigating the applications of bacteriophages in UBC’s Food Safety Laboratory. […]

Planning West: 20th Anniversary of the UBC Farm

 

Planning West: 20th Anniversary of the UBC Farm “Formed in 2011, CSFS’s main research and learning space is the UBC Farm, which began as a student-led initiative that is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The UBC Farm and the CSFS have both grown over the decades, with the UBC Farm deemed ‘green academic’ by […]
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UBC Microbiology: Beneficial microbes protect plants from pathogen attacks

 

UBC Microbiology: Beneficial microbes protect plants from pathogen attacks “Understanding how beneficial microbes are recruited has the potential to be used in agriculture to sustainably protect plants from pathogens. ” Dr. Cara Haney, CSFS associate and professor in UBC’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology, conducted research on how plants can recruit beneficial bacteria (i.e. their microbiome) […]
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