Topical Tag: Food Systems

The Magazine

california state and county officials falling short in evaluating use of agricultural pesticides

California state and county officials falling short in evaluating use of agricultural pesticides

The state’s Department of Pesticide Regulation registers pesticide products; county-level agricultural commissioners issue permits for the use of “restricted” pesticides — those that present significant human health or environmental concerns. State law requires that when farmers apply for pesticide use permits, county agricultural commissioners must deny the use of a restricted pesticide when feasible safer...

Events

Special Event

RISING SEAS: JELLYFISH JERKY

an immersive “campus as canvas” public event

6.4.2019

On your way to and from classes, meetings and daily life, we invite you to take a snack break that brings the scale and data of climate change into a visceral and embodied experience. This one-day public and free snack tasting happensas a UCLA “Campus as Canvas” event in the Court of Sciences, supported by...


Special Event

RISING SEAS: JELLYFISH JERKY

A CAMPUS TASTING EVENT

11.14.2018

Join artist Marina Zurkow and chefs Hank and Bean for a climate change conversation over Jellyfish Jerky and an environmental risk Mitigating Tea at their Rising Seas Hawker Stall. On your way to and from classes, meetings and daily life, we invite you to take a snack break that brings the scale and data of...


Special Event

KCET Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival (co-sponsored by LENS)

Open to the public

4.21.2018

The second annual Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival will take place Sat., April 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Laemmle’s Monica Film Center in Santa Monica (1332 2nd St., Santa Monica, CA. 90401) in partnership with Laemmle’s Theatres. Open to the public, the event kicks off with a screening of environmental shorts from...

People

elaine gan

Elaine Gan

Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher (2017-2019)

LENS

monica smith

Monica Smith

Professor, Navin and Pratima Doshi Chair in Indian Studies

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Department of Anthropology

alison partie

Alison Partie

Second Year D.Env Student

Environmental Science and Engineering

Projects

sar food justice and basic needs team

Increasing Student Accessibility to UCLA’s Basic Needs Resources

Pictured above, left to right: Maninder Kaur, Jasmine Summers- Evans, Rosemary Wallace, Diana Nguyen (Team Leader), Alicia Kwan (Team Leader), Melinda McMonigle, and Fiona Zhang   SAR Food Justice and Basic Needs Team: Increasing Student Accessibility to UCLA’s Basic Needs Resources   Project Description: Our project aims to help UCLA students gain access to the basic needs resources they...

rethinking trash: understanding the value of food waste

Rethinking Trash: Understanding the Value of Food Waste

Pictured above, left to right: Emma Stanfield (Team Leader), Maia Rodriguez-Choi, Caroline Schreck, and Elizabeth Popescu. Not pictured: Zachary Devereux (Team Leader) and Cali Ngyuen.     SAR University Apartments Waste Diversion Team: Rethinking Trash: Understanding the Value of Food Waste   Project Description: The goal of this project is to successfully implement a composting system in University...

planet innovation podcast

Planet Innovation Podcast

Planet Innovation is a podcast about business solutions to solve environmental problems. We bring uplifting conversations with scientists and entrepreneurs who are creating innovative solutions for the planet. This is not another doom and gloom sustainability podcast. From solar clothing to lab-based meat, we discuss how science and entrepreneurship can save the earth. Season 1...

Publications

Using DNA barcoding to track seafood mislabeling in Los Angeles restaurants

D. Willette, S. Simmonds, S. Cheng, S. Estevez, T. Kane, H. Neutzel, M. Pilaud, R. Rachmawati, P. Barber

Published Work | 2017 | Conservation Biology


Does Organic Wine Taste Better? An Analysis of Experts’ Ratings

M. Delmas, O. Gergaud, J. Lim

Published Work | 2016 | Journal of Wine Economics


Open Source Foodways: Agricultural Commons and Participatory Art

Allison Carruth

Published Work | 2016 | ASAP Journal

In the News

Headline

5.28.2019

Peter Kareiva in the Daily Bruin: Study says aquaculture may be viable source of food, if done in the right areas

In a yearlong study, UCLA researchers found ocean farming could alleviate a large portion of global hunger, promote biological diversity and minimize the impact of carbon emissions from land farming.


Headline

4.23.2019

Allison Carruth in Daily Bruin: Inner Peas: What does ‘organic’ really mean? A look into its social, environmental impact

Allison Carruth, a faculty member in the English department and the Institute for Society and Genetics, said the most prominent data surrounding the harmful effects of toxic chemicals used in food production are seen directly in farmworker communities. “Intensive agriculture makes heavy use of pesticides and herbicides,” she said. “This pesticide exposure has multigenerational effects...


Headline

4.23.2019

Jennifer Jay in Saving the West podcast: Urban meats rural

“One thing is clear–we’ve only got this one planet. So we’ve gotta take care of her. And while we figure it out, we’ve all gotta eat. But what’s the best diet, the most sustainable, the food for the future? We speak with UCLA professor, Jenny Jay, who argues for increased veganism -and Joe Morris, of Morris...