Topical Tag: Food Systems

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Events

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

5.25.2017

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.

4.19.2016

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...


Symposium

EARTH NOW: EARTH 2050

UCLA College Luskin Endowment Inaugural Symposium

10.18.2016

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.

People

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

Allison Carruth

Associate Professor | LENS Faculty Director

Department of English, Institute for Society & Genetics, IoES

Projects

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...

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

Student Blog

2.12.2018

Reducing Waste in the Graduate Housing Facilities

Graduate Housing Team- Winter 2018 Photo Stream


Student Blog

2.11.2018

Hungry For Change

Check out what the 2018 Food Team has been up to during the first few weeks of their project.


Headline

1.22.2018

Going green with reds and whites

Will the investment in eco-certification for your vineyard pay off? “Environmentally conscious millennials may select green wines at modest prices, yet high end consumers still perceive organic wines as lower quality,” according to IoES faculty member Magali Delmas to Good Fruit Grower magazine.