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.
Planning for Food Justice: Advancing Equity in City and County General Plans Through California’s Senate Bill 1000
SB 1000 requires cities and counties with “disadvantaged communities” to incorporate environmental justice into their General Plans. Our analysis shows that SB 1000 can serve as an important avenue for advancing comprehensive food access policies at the local level.
The California Healthy Soils Program: Perspectives from Punjabi Farmers
Farm size, land tenure, and access to technical expertise are major barriers that prevent participation in the Healthy Soils Program for many farmers, especially farmers of color.
Evaluating the Potential of Private Farmland Investment to Catalyze Regenerative Agriculture
Private investment can be an important step in addressing land access and capital barriers, but there must be broader food system changes to meet the goals of scaling regenerative agriculture.
Investing in Soil Health via Regenerative FarmLand Investment Trusts: A Policy Analysis and Pilot Recommendations
Is it possible to design a new, voluntary private investment vehicle whose focus is on both achieving investor returns and on enhancing soil health?
Senior Nutrition in a Pandemic: The California Great Plates Delivered Program
During the pandemic, Great Plates Delivered took on the dual task of getting prepared meals to isolated seniors and supporting restaurants across California.
Redefining Value and Risk in Agriculture: Policy and Investment Solutions to Scale the Transition to Regenerative Agriculture
BFI and the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment at Berkeley Law convened a virtual roundtable of stakeholders — farmers, researchers, investors, and policy experts — to identify critical barriers to regenerative agriculture adoption as well as solutions with high potential to effect change.
The Rise of Online Grocery Shopping During COVID-19
Impacts on Workers, Consumers, and Communities
A Report on Beverage Logo Advertising and Availability on the UC Berkeley Campus
In 2019, the Berkeley Food Institute undertook a project to investigate the beverage landscape at the UC Berkeley locations that are affected by the PepsiCo contract. This report summarizes the research findings and proposes next steps to improve the health of our campus environment.
Building Equitable and Inclusive Food Systems at UC Berkeley: The Foodscape Mapping Project Report
The UC Berkeley Foodscape Map aims to both reveal barriers to the full participation of historically marginalized community members in food-related learning and practice, and highlight opportunities for — and successes in — overcoming such obstacles.
The Long Run Effectiveness of Social Cost-Benefit as a Policy Tool
Evaluating the Oxford Tract Proposal in an Ecological and Environmental Economics Framework