BFI in the Media
Campus Researchers Recommend Approaches to Address Indigenous Food Insecurity
Environmental and Food Justice in City Planning: Our SB 1000 Database
In 2016, California passed Senate Bill 1000 to incorporate environmental justice into city and county land use planning. We created a database to assess how this law has advanced policies for food justice.
A Summary of Research on Restaurant Workers and the Impacts of Covid-19
A series of reports document the effects of the pandemic on unemployment insurance, wages, and harassment in the service sector
Connecting Soil Health and Water in California
Healthy soil practices are an essential strategy for making the best use of rainfall and stewarding irrigation inputs wisely.
Urban Agroecology: An Essential Resource for Times of Crisis and Beyond
Urban farms merit status as protected and planned spaces in the 21st-century city.
Supporting Local Foods in the 2018 Farm Bill
Investing in regional food systems will ensure that our family farmers can continue to make a living and that rural communities are able to prosper.
What Beginning Farmers Need Most in the Next Farm Bill: Land
The 2018 Farm Bill should prioritize measures that support land access and tenure for beginning family farmers — the highest barriers to new farmer entry and retention.
In Defense of a Dignified SNAP: The 2018 Farm Bill
Members of Congress frame SNAP as a crucial way to help break the cycle of poverty, but proposed restrictions would do the opposite.
The Right to a Living Wage for Restaurant Workers: The Role of Service Charge Regulation
Service charge regulations can help close an existing loophole within California’s labor code.
Urban Farms: Bringing Innovations in Agriculture and Food Security to the City
Agriculture has the potential to change the face of hunger, community, and sustainability in urban areas.
Urban Foraging in Municipal Parks and Public Schools: Opportunities for Policymakers
The success of foraging in the urban ecosystems of California depends on enabling city dwellers to safely and freely harvest plants in their local environment.
SNAP Can Support Health
Lessons for California and the Nation