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Agriculture and Natural Resources (Video)

Food policy, production, and challenges are addressed with programs covering commercial agricultural practices and tips for the backyard gardener. Visit uctv.tv/gardening

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Fort Ord Reserve: Connecting Community to Research and Conservation

Transformative field experiences at our 600-acre Fort Ord Natural Reserve are inspiring a new generation of natural scientists. The incredible outdoor classroom offers opportunities for students, scientists, and the community to learn about rare maritime chaparral habitats, threatened endemic species, land management, and conservation biology like never before. Series: "UCTV Prime" [Science] [Agriculture] [Show ID: 35253]

2mins

17 Oct 2019

Rank #1

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Food Nutrition and Politics: A Conversation with Marion Nestle

Marion Nestle (NYU) and Laura Schmidt (UCSF) discuss nutrition policy and research, scientific conflicts of interest, the upcoming Dietary Guidelines, global food systems and more in this conversation about the food industry's influence on scientific research. Series: "Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies" [Public Affairs] [Health and Medicine] [Science] [Agriculture] [Show ID: 34565]

52mins

26 Feb 2019

Rank #2

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An Evening with Michael Pollan: Nierenberg Award 2014

Renowned journalist, author, and food intellectual Michael Pollan receives the 2014 Nierenberg Award for Science in the Public Interest and takes you on a fascinating and wide-ranging discussion from the personal to the global on the production, economics and politics of food. Series: "Frontiers of Knowledge" [Science] [Agriculture] [Show ID: 28561]

53mins

8 Dec 2014

Rank #3

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Farming in the 21st Century: A Woman's Perspective from South Africa

Brylyne Chitsunge is an internationally acclaimed expert and facilitator of the Nigeria-South Africa Group on Agriculture and a tireless advocate for farmers in her native South Africa. Chitsunge counts herself among the 70 percent of farmers who are women in South Africa. Despite the challenges facing women farmers in her country, she was able to buy her own land and works as a farmer and breeder of Kalahari Red goats, Nguni cattle, free range poultry, indigenous pigs and most recently Tilapia fish. She works to educate farmers about sustainable farming and community supported agriculture, and she has particular interest in developing resources for small-scale farmers. Series: "UC Davis Chancellor's Colloquium Distinguished Speaker Series" [Public Affairs] [Agriculture] [Show ID: 24920]

58mins

15 Apr 2013

Rank #4

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Climate Change: What it Means for Our Agriculture and Our Health - Future Thought Leaders Series Presented by the Berry Good Food Foundation

A panel of experts discusses climate change and its effects on our agriculture and our health, while also offering insights into how we as individuals can work to limit its negative impacts and create positive change. Series: "Future Thought Leaders" [Health and Medicine] [Science] [Agriculture] [Show ID: 34568]

1hr 28mins

6 May 2019

Rank #5

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Food Energy and The Environment: Can We Feed the World and Save the Earth?

Agriculture is a major force of global environmental change, and currently accounts for more global greenhouse gas release than transportation. With the demand for crops projected to double by 2050 University of Minnesota Professor David Tilman explores the impacts that increase will have in the decades to come, and how to manage this with proper planning and global management. Series: "Bren School of Environmental Science & Management" [Science] [Agriculture] [Show ID: 21391]

59mins

9 May 2011

Rank #6

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Majoring in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems

UC Davis has one of the best agriculture schools in the world, helping to feed a growing a population. Take a peek at the SAFS major in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Science at UC Davis. Series: "UCTV Prime" [Agriculture] [Show ID: 34585]

1min

12 Mar 2019

Rank #7

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Reimagining Food Waste: Future Thought Leaders Series Presented by the Berry Good Food Foundation

Food waste in the United States is at an all-time high. More than 40 percent of all edible food is tossed out each year and half of that is fresh but slightly imperfect produce. What to do? A panel of experts convened by Kitchens for Good and the Berry Good Food Foundation explores how to reverse this trend by connecting suppliers with those who will benefit most from increased access to healthy foods. This is the third of four programs presented by the Future Thought Leaders series. Series: "Climate Solutions " [Health and Medicine] [Agriculture] [Show ID: 30712]

1hr 28mins

12 Sep 2016

Rank #8

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Ethics at the End of a Fork

Anna Lappé discusses how the food system impacts so many different aspects of our lives and how recent and diverse social movements motivated by a profound ethic of food are transforming how we feed ourselves. The choices that we make as individuals — and as a society — about food have ripples that affect every aspect of our lives, from the environment to the climate, from social justice to public health. Series: "Ethics, Religion and Public Life: Walter H. Capps Center Series" [Agriculture] [Show ID: 29328]

58mins

20 Jul 2015

Rank #9

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High Tech Agriculture - 9 Billion Mouths to Feed: The Future of Farming (Ep. 4)

In a world of advanced technology, science, and environmental concern we talk to students who have a vision for the future of farming and are working to create high-tech tools to help make agriculture more precise. We also take a look at plant genetics, biotechnology, and a unique couple - an organic farmer and a plant geneticist –both of whom work at UC Davis and strongly believe that the two traditionally opposing sides actually have the same goals. Series: "9 Billion Mouths to Feed: The Future of Farming" [Science] [Agriculture] [Show ID: 24297]

10mins

9 Nov 2012

Rank #10

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Can Support of Science for Agriculture Prosper Inside the Beltway?

Roger N. Beachy, who directs the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture, addresses government support of agricultural research. A panel of expert then further explores the science that supports American agriculture. Series: "UC Davis Chancellor's Colloquium Distinguished Speaker Series" [Science] [Agriculture] [Show ID: 20778]

1hr 29mins

14 Mar 2011

Rank #11

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9 Billion Mouths to Feed: Leading the Way to Abundance and Sustainability

An overview of how programs at the University of California are striving to meet the challenge of feeding an ever-growing global population with sustainable practices. Series: "9 Billion Mouths to Feed: The Future of Farming" [Science] [Agriculture] [Show ID: 30780]

29mins

4 May 2016

Rank #12

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Cesar Chavez and the Farmworker Movement -- The Library Channel

The UC San Diego Library announces the purchase of the Farmworker Movement Documentation Project, an online archive containing thousands of documents related to the history of the United Farm Workers’ union and related events. A short video on the historic March to Sacramento in 1966 is shown followed by a discussion with two participants in the march: Roberto Bustos and LeRoy Chatfield, key advisors to Cesar Chávez. Series: "Library Channel" [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Agriculture] [Show ID: 28138]

51mins

3 Jun 2014

Rank #13

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Food Climate and Hope with Anna Lappe

Anna Lappé looks at the hidden cost of our food system: the climate crisis. Our web of global food production and distribution is connected to as much as one third of total greenhouse-gas emissions. She offers a vision of a food system that can be part of healing the planet. Series: "Ethics, Religion and Public Life: Walter H. Capps Center Series" [Science] [Agriculture] [Show ID: 31713]

57mins

20 Feb 2017

Rank #14

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Global Reach Local Touch: Scaling Up in the Seed Business

Matthew Johnston, CEO of HM.CLAUSE, a global seed producer, explores scaling up in the seed business, the agricultural economy, creating long term partnerships with regional food producers, and the need for innovation and responsible management. HM.CLAUSE is a global leader in the production and sale of high-quality vegetable seeds tailored to local environments and customers. Series: "UC Davis Graduate School of Management's Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series" [Agriculture] [Business] [Show ID: 31749]

59mins

6 Feb 2017

Rank #15

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Alternatives to Insecticides: High Impact Solutions Without Environmental Trade-offs - The Silent Spring Series - Exploring Ethics

To mark the 50th anniversary of “Silent Spring,” Rachel Carson’s landmark book that helped launch the environmental movement, the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology presents “Alternatives to Insecticides: High Impact Solutions Without Environmental Trade-offs.” In this talk, Stephen Welter of San Diego State University focuses on biologically based alternatives to insecticide use in American agriculture that also consider non-target environmental effects, worker safety issues, and consumer needs as well as the more traditional models of economic trade-offs. Series: "Exploring Ethics" [Public Affairs] [Science] [Agriculture] [Show ID: 24292]

55mins

19 Nov 2012

Rank #16

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Converging Forces in Food Systems: How to Feed 8 Billion People by 2025 and Protect the Planet's Natural Resources - Global Panel Part 1

A distinguished panel focuses on the geopolitical, ethical, economic and technical challenges facing food systems from a global perspective followed by a discussion centered on the environmental pressures that exacerbate these global challenges. Part 1 of 2. Series: "University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources" [Agriculture] [Show ID: 25622]

1hr 59mins

7 Oct 2013

Rank #17

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Meaty Issues: Meat -- Friend or Foe? Future Thought Leaders Series Presented by the Berry Good Food Foundation

A diverse panel of experts – from academics to activists to ranchers – discuss the moral, animal welfare, human health and environmental issues surrounding meat production and consumption. This is the second of a four-part series covering food sustainability sponsored by the Berry Good Food Foundation. Series: "Climate Solutions " [Public Affairs] [Health and Medicine] [Science] [Agriculture] [Show ID: 30711]

1hr 28mins

4 Jul 2016

Rank #18

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Changing Lives: Back to the Farm - UC Education Abroad

When they began their studies at UC Santa Barbara in the 1980s, Greg Massa and Raquel Krach would never have imagined themselves where they are today: growing organic crops on a family farm outside of Chico. But a tropical biology program in Costa Rica sparked an appreciation of the role of ecology in agriculture and kindled a love – for farming and for each other – that set a new trajectory for their lives. Series: "Going Places: UC Education Abroad" [Agriculture] [Education] [Show ID: 24593]

8mins

17 Feb 2014

Rank #19