University of California

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photography-money-image279317Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced the recipients of its latest round of food safety research grants. The nearly $19 million awarded to 36 institutions through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, which is authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, will help in understanding antimicrobial…

As a garden teacher and volunteer at the Edible Schoolyard, the middle school garden and kitchen program in Berkeley, CA, I loved watching a class of 30 or so kids, diverse in every way, work together to tend a one-acre garden bursting with vegetables, herbs, flowers, and chickens.

Visitors on a typical day could see…