BFI Research Showcase

May 3, 2017

In 2015, the Berkeley Food Institute provided seed funding to six multi-disciplinary and innovative research projects in food and agriculture. At this event, grantees shared the results of their research with the Berkeley community.

Abstracts on each project can be found in the event program here, and a video recording of each presentation can be found at the links below:

Engaging Indigenous Farmworkers in Promoting Occupational Health and Safety
Principal Investigators: John Balmes (Public Health) and Suzanne Teran (Labor Occupational Health Program)

Making the Business Case for Improved Farm Labor Conditions
Principal Investigators: Christy Getz (Environmental Science, Policy, and Management/Cooperative Extension), Ron Strochlic (UC Agriculture and Natural Resources Nutrition Policy Institute), and Maria Echaveste (UC Berkeley Center for Latin American Studies)

Exploring Millets to Diversify Cereal Options in Our Diet and the Environment
Principal Investigators and UC Berkeley Team: Peggy Lemaux (Plant and Microbial Biology), Amrita Hazra (Post-doc, Plant and Microbial Biology), Patricia Bubner (Post-doc, Energy Biosciences Institute), Sarah Hake (Plant and Microbial Biology/USDA Plant Gene Expression Center), and Gavin Abreu (Graduate Student, Haas School of Business)

Mapping Agro-Biodiversity Hotspots and Cultural Foods in the Urban Food Desert: Fostering Community Food Security, Biocultural Diversity, and Health
Principal Investigators: Jennifer Sowerwine and Maggi Kelly (Environmental Science, Policy, and Management/Cooperative Extension), Rob Bennaton (Cooperative Extension), Thomas Carlson (Integrative Biology), Andrew Doran (University and Jepson Herbaria), and Brent Mishler (University and Jepson Herbaria/Integrative Biology)

The Berkeley Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Evaluating the Impact
Principal Investigators: Karen Sokal-Gutierrez, Kristine Madsen, and Lori Dorfman (Public Health), Jennifer Falbe (Post-doc, Public Health), Pamela Mejia and Laura Nixon (Berkeley Media Studies Group), and Patricia Crawford (UC Agriculture and Natural Resources Nutrition Policy Institute)

Home and Harvest: Improving Food Security among Youth in Permanent Supportive Housing
Principal Investigators: Colette Auerswald and Emily Ozer (Public Health)

Photos below by Jonathan Fong.