Taking bushmeat off the menu could increase child anemia

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BERKELEY — A new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, finds that consuming bushmeat had a positive effect on children’s nutrition, raising complex questions about the trade-offs between human health and environmental conservation. They further estimated that a loss … [Read more...]

Land Donation to Double UC Research Forestlands

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BERKELEY - The University of California will add 4,584 acres of Northern California mixed-conifer forest to its research lands, doubling the size of UC’s research forests, as a result of a land donation approved yesterday (November 16) in Sacramento. The transfer is the largest single acquisition of … [Read more...]

Study: Without Action, SF Bay Tidal Marshes Will Disappear

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An alarming 93 percent of San Francisco Bay’s tidal marsh could be lost in the next 50 to 100 years with 5.4 feet (1.65 meters) of sea-level rise and low sediment availability, according to a new study led by PRBO Conservation Science (PRBO). These figures represent the high-end sea-level rise … [Read more...]

The Berkeley Center for Diversified Farming Systems: interdisciplinary researchers, writers, & practitioners finding solutions to pressing agriculture-related issues

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Diversified farming systems are a set of methods and tools developed to produce food sustainably by leveraging ecological diversity at plot, field, and landscape scales. Food crops are planted and animals are grazed in ways that replenish natural ecosystems. Diversified agriculture is critical to … [Read more...]

Feeding the world: It’s all about starting small

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When American families sit down to dinner, often the concern is to avoid eating too much. Yet in 2010, the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimated that more than 900 million people around the world were undernourished. By 2050, the world's population is projected to rise to … [Read more...]