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Lecture Series


A systemwide lecture series on healthy students, healthy campuses, and healthy communities to raise the profile of food and health interface issues as an integrated part of our daily lives, starting locally and building globally.
  • 2017 Lectures
    What is the Value of a Tree?

     What is the value of a tree? 

    Lecture 21th - 23th  2017

    Trees feature prominently in global culture. Iconic trees include the source of Newton's apple, Buddha's  enlightenment under the Bodhi tree, the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and the sacred Tree of Life in mythologies around the world. Trees provide security and shelter and are valuable resources for sciences, health and technology. It's frankly hard to imagine a world without trees. Clearly, trees are important, if not essential, to human culture.

    A panel of knowledgeable speakers spoke on February 21-23, 2017 about the importance of trees. This panel consisted of Ryan Berk, co-owner and founder of Parliament Chocolate in Redlands, CA, Associate Professor of Landscape Ecology Darrel Jenerette, and Deputy Director of the Armenia Tree Project (ATP) Jason Sohigian.

    Read more about this event on The Highlander and on UCR Today

  • 2015 Lectures

    The Science of Food and Health

    The Science of Food and Health

    What we eat is central to our health.  In keeping with this idea, a lecture series on the science of food and health begins at the University of California, Riverside on April 2015.  The lectures – four in total – were presented by the College of Natural  and Agricultural Sciences in partnership with the California Agriculture and Food Enterprise (CAFÉ) at UCR and the UC Global Food Initiative.

    Read more and watch all Spring 2015 lectures videos and download the lectures slides


    GMOs All Facts, No Fiction

    GMOs - All Facts, No Fiction

    Faculty from CNAS and UC Davis were part of a discussion, "GMOs: All Facts, No Fiction," on Wednesday,  November 4, 2015, at the UCR Extension Center. Moderating the discussion was Greg Jaffe, Director of Biotechnology at the Center for Science in the Public Interest in Washington, D.C. The event was hosted bye the Global Food Initiative at UCR.

    Alan McHughen, CE Biotechnlology Specialist and Geneticist, UC Riverside, Norm Ellstrand, Professor of Genetics, UC Riverside, Belinda Martineau, Senior Writer, Institute for Social Sciences, UC Davis, Josette Lewis, Associate Director, WorldFood Center, UC Davis


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