It’s 5 o’clock, and you’re leaving the office in search of some post-work libations and snacks before dinner. You could go the traditional happy hour route — where you’re limited to a few drinks and small bites within a short window of time — or you could up the ante and visit a Japanese izakaya.
So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.
Berkeley’s Ecology Center has created a tool to help people not only find their nearest farmers’ market, but direct them there, and tell them whether it accepts CalFresh or SNAP benefits.
Soylent, the offbeat meal replacement company, has built an online community of more than 18,000 users. But some are impatient to get their orders, so they’re making and selling it themselves.
With harvests and travel season both at their peaks, summer is prime time for agritourism. CUESA shares a list of family-fun local farm trip opportunities.
What if you want fresh local seafood that hasn’t been frozen and flown thousands of miles to sit in a display case for a week? Enter “community supported fisheries.” Modeled after community supported agriculture (CSAs), CSFs in the Bay Area provide members with a weekly or monthly supply of fish and shellfish from the California Coast.
One-third of the seafood Americans catch is sold abroad, but most of the seafood we eat here is imported and often of lower quality. Why? Author Paul Greenberg says it has to do with American tastes.
Watch UC President Janet Napolitano Announce New Food Initiative at Edible Schoolyard with Alice Waters
At the Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley, UC President Janet Napolitano announces a new Global Food Initiative to address hunger, nutrition, and obesity. Sarah Henry reports.
Going to a game just got greener. And more delicious. The San Francisco Giants opened The Garden at AT&T Park. Sarah Henry reports from the field.
Honeybees play a critical role in our food system, pollinating a third of the crops we eat, including tree nuts, stone fruit, and many other fruits and vegetables. By harvesting their honey, we also get to enjoy the sweet products of their nectar-gathering labor. CUESA has collected some delicious tidbits to help you sweet talk like a honey connoisseur.
Drakes Bay Oyster Company is resisting the expiration of its lease in Marin County, Calif. The debate may reach the Supreme Court, and it’s dividing residents of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Water is scarce in California, and prices are all over the map. Some farmers are paying almost 100 times more than others. Should water flow to the highest bidder?
Farmed fish production will have to more than double by 2050 to keep up with global demand, a report finds. And aquaculture can be far more sustainable than meat production, the researchers say.
California produces most of America’s vegetables and nuts. Yet there’s little sign the drought there is creating food shortages in the U.S., because farmers are rationing water and draining aquifers.