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 >

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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 >

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Edible Book Festival

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


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