Topical Tag: Food Systems

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Lecture Series

Will Farmed Fish Save Our Oceans, Delight Our Palates, and Provide Healthy Food for All?

The Conservation Science, Economics and Operations of Aquaculture


NOTE: THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. PLEASE WATCH THE LIVE STREAM HERE. Current projections estimate that the global population will surpass nine billion people by 2050 and total food demand will approximately double. Seafood is a major source of protein in many regions, but over 80 percent of the world’s fisheries are depleted or fished beyond capacity. Aquaculture—rearing...

Lecture Series

GMOS: Global Solution or Global Risk?

Panel discussion on issues surrounding genetically modified crops.


For some, GMO crops offer a solution to worldwide crises in health and food security. For others, they involve risks that are too great to take. This is no longer new technology. We can now draw on decades of research to inform the debate. UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability will bring together four...



UCLA College Luskin Endowment Inaugural Symposium


From public policy to installation art, EARTH NOW: EARTH 2050 explores all facets of modern environmental challenges and highlights efforts to make lives and businesses more sustainable. The program includes talks from top experts, workshops, local and national nonprofit organizations, art, a student film contest—and much more. We will highlight UCLA campus-wide sustainability while showcasing the new Luskin Conference Center and honoring the generosity of Meyer and Renee Luskin.


Elaine Gan

Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher


Alison Partie

Alison Partie

Second Year D.Env. Student; Co-Chair, Water Resources Group

Environmental Science and Engineering

Krishna Krishnamurthy Headshot

Krishna Krishnamurthy

Second Year D.Env. Student

Environmental Science and Engineering


Nimble Foods for Climate Chaos

“Nimble Foods for Climate Chaos” is a cross-disciplinary collaboration between environmental artist and NYU faculty member Marina Zurkow, Los Angeles chef duo Hank and Bean, and LENS faculty director Allison Carruth to explore the cultural and environmental conditions that would support sustainable food systems. The project brings immersive / public art and storytelling together with...

Diverting Landfill Waste in UCLA’s Graduate Housing

By building on past student research, we hope to perfect a waste diversion program implemented in Spring of 2017 at two of UCLA’s graduate housing apartment complexes. We are focused on improving the infrastructure currently in place as well as fostering a healthy relationship with residents of the buildings we are working in. Through in-person site visits and...


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



UCLA Dining Services increases sustainably sourced seafood on menu

Mark Gold, UCLA associate vice chancellor for environment and sustainability and IoES faculty member told the UCLA Daily Bruin, “I think it’s great for the students (as) a learning opportunity but also a good statement for a university of our stature to say we’re only going to eat sustainable seafood.” 

Student Blog


Graduate Housing Team Photo Stream: Winter 2018

Keep up to date with the SAR Graduate Housing project with weekly photos from the team!

Student Blog


Food Team Photo Stream: Winter 2018

Keep up to date with the SAR Food project with weekly photos from the team!