Friday Food Links

Friday Food Links are compiled by Maywa Montenegro de Wit. Maywa is a PhD candidate in the department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, where she focuses on seeds, agroecology, and the politics of access to genetic resources. Before coming to Berkeley, she completed a master’s in science journalism at MIT and worked for six years as an editor at Seed Magazine in New York City. Now, as Communications Coordinator for the Berkeley Center for Diversified Farming Systems, she enjoys collecting newspaper stories, research articles, and opinions from around the world related to food and agriculture. On occasional Fridays, she posts these in a collection of “Friday Food Links” which you can find archived here. Your feedback is always welcome:

The opinions expressed in “Friday Food Links” are those of Maywa Montenegro de Wit and do not necessarily represent the views of the Berkeley Food Institute or the University of California, Berkeley at large.

Friday Food Links for February 10, 2017

February 10, 2017

By Maywa Montenegro de Wit It’s 2017, and as the US contemplates – as Naomi Klein puts it – junk bankers for Treasury, junk food salesmen for Labor, and junk science zealots for the department of State, it’s been... READ MORE

Friday Food Links for December 9, 2016

December 9, 2016

World Soil Day was December 5, and a new report from the FAO says that health of the world’s soils have reached critical levels. About one-third of global soils are now degraded due to soil erosion, acidification, compaction,... READ MORE

Friday Food Links for December 2, 2016

December 2, 2016

The Financial Times has published a special series on the future of food, exploring topics like technology, labeling and hunger. Check it out here. Commissioners of Boulder County, Colo., voted to ban growing genetically engineered... READ MORE

Friday Food Links for November 18, 2016

November 18, 2016

A Taste of Freedom – Monica White became the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s first environmental justice professor in 2012. Today her work is bringing focus to a missing and essential piece of the civil rights narrative:... READ MORE