Upcoming food events on campus

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Food Politics 2019: Nutrition Science Under Siege with Marion Nestle

Lecture | February 12 | 6-8 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Logan Multimedia Center (Room 142)

 Graduate School of Journalism, Berkeley Food Institute, UC Berkeley-11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowship

Please join us for a special lecture series with celebrated author and scholar Marion Nestle. "Food Politics 2019: Nutrition Science Under Siege." Nutrition science is under attack from statisticians and the food industry. Who stands to gain and what might be lost?

 

  RSVP online

Photo: Bill Hayes

Thursday, February 14, 2019

The Future of Foods - Alt.Meat

Special Event | February 14 | 4-6 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall

 Kim Juelg, Flavorist, Givaudan

 Scott May, Head, MISTA

 Danny Rubenstein, Strategic Advisor, Mista; Matt Spears, Associate Account Manager, Givaudan; Julie Emsing Mann, Global Protein Program Manager, Ingredion; Kora Kukic, Senior Plant Protein Specialist, Nestle; Joe Light, Vice President, Ingredion

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

The event will feature a panel of industry experts in the growing landscape of food engineering, flavoring, and meat alternatives. What is the future of meat alternatives? How will humans eat in the future? How will our relationship with food change?

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Food Politics 2019: An Agenda for the Food Movement with Marion Nestle

Lecture | February 19 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center | Note change in location

 Graduate School of Journalism, Berkeley Food Institute, UC Berkeley-11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowship

Please join us for a special lecture series with celebrated author and scholar Marion Nestle. "Food Politics 2019: An Agenda for the Food Movement." Recent government policy changes are eroding programs aimed at feeding the hungry, curbing obesity, and protecting the environment. What can consumers and citizens do?

 

 We are at capacity for the event on 2/12. RSVP online

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Dr. Sara Bombaci: "Conserving and restoring biodiversity in the face of global change"

Seminar | February 21 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Dr. Sara Bombaci

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Postdoctoral researcher in the School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences at Clemson University, Dr. Sara Bombaci, will present a research seminar titled, "Conserving and restoring biodiversity in the face of global change." Open to the public.

Impossible: A Food Revolution Catalyzed by Heme

Seminar | February 21 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 115 Energy Biosciences Building

 Dr. Celeste Holz-Schietinger, Impossible Foods

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Come learn about the creation of the Impossible Burger and other Impossible Foods. The seminar will be followed by a Q&A session.

Tickets are FREE, but seating is limited. Please RSVP via Eventbrite.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Graduate Certificate in Food Systems Student Info Session

Information Session | February 25 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Lounge

 Berkeley Food Institute

Come learn about the just launched Graduate Certificate in Food Systems, which is open to students enrolled in any graduate program at UC Berkeley. At this info session Faculty Director Kris Madsen and Certificate Administrator Rosalie Z. Fanshel will provide an overview of the certificate...   More >

  RSVP online

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Counter-Trajectories of Agrarian Change: Agroecology and Politics in a Sumatran Plantation Zone

Lecture | February 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 David Gilbert, S.V. Ciriacy Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellow, Environmental Science, Management, and Policy, UC Berkeley

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

This talk looks at what happened after a group of plantation laborers living on the Aren volcano on the Indonesian island of Sumatra joined with a self-proclaimed 'peasant' union in 1996 to occupy a nearly 100-year-old industrial ranch and plantation.

David Gilbert

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Grain by Grain Book Launch

Special Event | February 28 | 5-7 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Library

 Center for Diversified Farming Systems, Berkeley Food Institute, Graduate School of Journalism, Regrained

Join Berkeley alum and Lentil Underground author Liz Carlisle and organic farmer Bob Quinn for a launch of their new book, Grain by Grain. When Bob Quinn was a kid, a stranger at a county fair gave him a few kernels of an unusual...   More >

 

  Register online

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Greek Life Food Experience Roundtable

Meeting | March 3 | 7-8 p.m. |  Tri Delta Sorority

 2300 Warring Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley Food Institute

Are you in Cal Greeks and skipping meals? Do you wish your kitchen was open on weekends? Are your kitchens clean? Do you get to eat the food that makes you feel at home?

Come join us on March 3 from 7 – 8pm at Tri Delta to have a discussion about the Greek Life food experiences and how it intersects with health, sustainability, and equity. There will be students from on campus food resources...   More >

  RSVP online

Monday, March 18, 2019

Edible Book Festival

Special Event | March 18 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 4th floor, Central Commons

 Library

What's an Edible Book Festival?
Edible Book Festivals feature creative food projects that draw their inspiration from books and stories. Edible books might physically resemble books, or they might refer to an aspect of a story, or they might incorporate text. Judges select winners for an array of light-hearted prize categories, such as “Best Literary Pun” or “Most Delicious Looking." The...   More >

 Current UCB ID or gold UC Berkeley Library Card

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Food Innovation Studio Showcase

Presentation | March 20 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, N440, Chou Hall

 Institute for Business and Social Impact

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/food-innovation-studio-showcase-tickets-57469215972

Join us at this student-led showcase to receive a crash course on the hottest topics impacting the sustainable food space. Student leaders will present on topics such as regenerative agriculture, single-use packaging, plant-based proteins, food system sustainability, and disruptive food delivery models.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Latinx History In California: New Research from LRC Visiting Scholars Ivón Padilla-Rodriguez And Lilia Soto

Lecture | April 1 | 12-1 p.m. |  The Shorb House

 2547 Channing way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Ivón Padilla-Rodriguez, Columbia University; Lilia Soto, University of Wyoming

 The Latinx Research Center

Two lectures on Latinx history in California.

“The Legal Origins of the U.S. Agricultural Child Labor Force: U.S. Child Labor Policy and the of Making Child Migrants in California and Beyond." by Ivón Padilla-Rodríguez.

The U.S. currently employs between 200,000 and 500,000 mostly Latinx agricultural child laborers a year, in spite of the fact that a federal child labor ban was...   More >

Pressure Cooker: Why Home Cooking Won't Solve Our Problems and What We Can Do About It.: A Talk By Sarah Bowen and Sinikka Elliott

Panel Discussion | April 1 | 4-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, The Lucy Ward Stebbins Lounge

 Berkeley Food Institute

Sarah Bowen and Sinikka Elliot will discuss their new book, Pressure Cooker. Organized around the stories of nine families and based on extensive ethnographic research, Pressure Cooker takes on 7 foodie myths, showing how encouraging people to "get back into the kitchen" does not address the deeper problems in our food system.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Restaurants and Reconciliation: The Representation of Indigenous Foodways in Canada

Colloquium | April 2 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 L. Sasha Gora

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

Why are there so few Indigenous restaurants in Canada? Toronto has over 8,000 restaurants, but until October 2016 only one offered Indigenous cuisine. Since then, three more have opened, and others across the country. By narrowing in on restaurants, L. Sasha Gora’s talk will survey the relationship between food and land in Canada and emphasize the historic role of food as both a weapon of...   More >

Brexit and Beyond - Agriculture and Ecosystem Services in the UK

Seminar | April 2 | 2-3 p.m. | 260 Mulford Hall

 Kate Hind, Exeter University

 College of Natural Resources

Join us for a Kate Hind's seminar providing insight into agriculture in the UK, the repercussions of Brexit, and the farmers' relationship with ecosystem services. After the presentation, there will be time for questions - so come curious!

Kate Hind from Exeter University is an impact fellow who has a wide experience of working with farmers and land managers on sustainable land use and...   More >

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Just Compost: Pathways to Social Equity and Community Engagement through Soil-carbon Sequestration

Lecture | April 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Lounge

 Berkeley Food Institute, Center for Diversified Farming Systems

Janaki Jagannath will discuss the link between social equity and compost production in the most impacted regions of the state, including pathways to community engagement in disadvantaged communities and soil-carbon sequestration in the era of climate change.

Community Meal

Social Event | April 10 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Hillel

 2736 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley Food Institute, Berkeley Hillel, UC Berkeley Food Pantry, Challah for Hunger, ASUC Office of Justin Greenwald

Join your campus community on April 10th from 6:00-7:30 PM for a FREE, delicious, shared meal! All you need is to bring your Cal ID and be ready to eat.

This meal is centered around bridging different campus communities, sharing conversations about our food experiences, and gaining access to food-security resources. The meal course will take place from 6:00-6:45 PM. From...   More >

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Food For Thought

Panel Discussion | April 16 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 Berkeley Food Institute, Center for Diversified Farming Systems

Few challenges seem more daunting than feeding a global population projected to reach 9.7 billion in 2050 – at a time when our changing climate is already making it more difficult to successfully grow crops. As initiatives to double food production pour large investments into industrial agriculture, the authors of two new books suggest that “feeding the world” is the wrong approach to take. In...   More >

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Genetically Modify Food!: The business of fear and a distorted reality from the perspective of Daniel Westcott

Seminar | April 18 | 6:15-7:15 p.m. |  The Octopus Literary Salon

 2101 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94612

 Daniel Westcott, PhD Candidate

 The CLEAR Project

Vegan, omnivore, keto… what we eat is essential to our culture, health, environment and identity. It should be no surprise that we care deeply about our food choices. But in today’s grocery, those choices can be overwhelming and we use shorthand to make decisions. Daniel Westcott, a former organic farmer and a current PhD student at UC Berkeley will try to unpack the labels and offer some insight...   More >

Friday, April 19, 2019

2019 Patagonia Case Competition

Presentation | April 19 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Speiker Forum, Chou Hall

 Center for Responsible Business

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-patagonia-case-competition-finals-tickets-57037657168

Patagonia Case Competition

Patagonia and the University of California, Berkeley have joined forces once again to host a case competition open to graduate students across the world seeking to redefine the relationship between business and a healthy planet.

2019 Competition Overview

On...   More >

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Berkeley Earth Day + Wild and Scenic Film Fest

Social Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

 Compassionate Living

Berkeley Earth Day features dozens of vendors sharing their delicious sustainable foods, eco-friendly products, and epic activism. Hear educational and earth-friendly talks from experts, activists, enjoy delicious sustainable food, and more. Additionally, Berkeley Earth Day is excited to host the Wild & Scenic Film Fest: one of the nation’s premier environmental and adventure film festivals...   More >

Gill Tract Community Farm Earth Day Festival

Special Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Gill Tract Community Farm

 1050 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706

 Sogorea Te Land Trust, UC Gill Tract Community Farm

The UC Gill Tract Community Farm will host its 5th annual Earth Day Celebration. It’s theme is “Nurturing Our Future Together: Using Food to Build Community.”

Activities include:
10:00-12:00: planting, harvesting and working on the farm;
12:00 noon: non-denominational spiritual ceremony to honor our Mother Earth;
12:00-1:30: Lunch of soup and salad made with fresh farm...   More >

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

“Land Grabbing or Land to Investors?”: A conversation on Land Grabbing at the UC Berkeley

Panel Discussion | April 24 | 4:15-5:30 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall

 Alfredo Bini, Visiting Scholar, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management (ESPM) - UC Berkeley; Claudia J Carr, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management (ESPM) - UC Berkeley; Paolo D’Odorico, Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management (ESPM) - UC Berkeley; Jampel Dell’Angelo, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Policy Analysis at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM), Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society (CSTMS)

Photojournalist Alfredo Bini, visiting scholar in the ESPM at UC Berkeley, will present his documentary: “Land Grabbing or Land to Investors?”

The documentary connects the dots between agribusiness corporations and large scale land acquisitions in Ethiopia and documents the disagreement between the way government officials and local communities view this phenomenon.

Ethiopia, Gambella. Burning forest around the Karuturi Global facility to allow access for the bulldozers that will prepare the ground for oil palm and sugar cane plantations.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Agroecology in Japan and the Americas: History, Practice, and Future Directions

Workshop | April 26 | 1-5 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Archaeological Research Facility, Department of Anthropology, Berkeley Food Institute

This workshop highlights similarities and differences between agroecological approaches in Japan and those in the Americas with a focus on their historic and geographic contexts, and presents future visions of sustainable farming practice and resilient human-environmental interaction. Agroecology can be defined as a trans-disciplinary approach rooted in both traditional and scientific knowledge...   More >

Healthy Campus Food and Beverages Innovation Challenge

Miscellaneous | April 26 | 4-6 p.m. |  Berkeley Haas Innovation Lab

  California Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley Food Institute, Center for Responsible Business, Food@Haas, Basic Needs Security Committee, FoodInno, FEED (Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, and Development), Net Impact Berkeley, Berkeley Student Food Collective, BFI Undergraduate Council

The Coalition for Healthy Campus Food and Beverages will hold an hackathon/designathon to think out the next ten years of beverage service at UC Berkeley. This case competition challenges you to think at the intersection of health and business—considering human and planetary health as...   More >

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Healthy Campus Food and Beverages Innovation Challenge

Miscellaneous | April 27 | 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Haas Innovation Lab

  California Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley Food Institute, Center for Responsible Business, Food@Haas, Basic Needs Security Committee, FoodInno, FEED (Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, and Development), Net Impact Berkeley, Berkeley Student Food Collective, BFI Undergraduate Council

The Coalition for Healthy Campus Food and Beverages will hold an hackathon/designathon to think out the next ten years of beverage service at UC Berkeley. This case competition challenges you to think at the intersection of health and business—considering human and planetary health as...   More >

2nd Annual Latinxs and the Environment Summit: Designing Our Future: Bridging Academia, Public Policy, and Communities

Conference/Symposium | April 27 | 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Natural Resources

We hope to bring together community memebers, looking to engage in or already working on commumity organzing, ground work, policy, and or research around environmental justice issues facing our most vulnerable communites. We hope to bridge these feilds of work through continuous dialogue between community, policy workers, and researchers.
Join us!! at the 2nd Annual Latinx and the Environment...   More >

 

  RSVP online by April 27.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Toiling in the Agroecological Matrix: What Does Co-existence Look Like?

Lecture | April 29 | 4-5 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Lounge

 Berkeley Food Institute, Center for Diversified Farming Systems

In an ideal world, farm families would farm in ways that are economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. In that ideal world, we would see synergies arising from communities of growers using complementary practices that enhance sustainable farming in local regions. Over the past decade and a half, changes in farm size and the implementation of key agricultural policies have made it...   More >

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

PLANTS + PEOPLE Lunchtime Talks: Creating a more livable world: Ecology, agriculture, and autonomy in Indonesia

Lecture | May 14 | 12-1 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

As a part of our "Year of Ethnobotany" celebrations, the Garden will be hosting monthly lunch time lectures featuring the research of UC Berkeley graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty.

David Gilbert is a Ciriacy Wantrup Fellow in Political Economy at University of California, Berkeley, in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management. David received a PhD in...   More >

 Free with Garden Admission; Free for UC Berkeley Students, Staff and Faculty

  Register online