A blog providing a steady stream of current information about the creation and consumption of food has been launched by the University of California at http://ucanr.org/food. The blog is also available in Spanish at http://ucanr.org/alimentos.
The food blog is produced by a team of more than three dozen professional writers who are employed in a wide range of departments and programs affiliated with the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR). The writers are connected with UC Cooperative Extension, UC Davis, UC Riverside and UC Office of the President.
The blog reports food-related information generated by UC programs spanning the state, where advisors and specialists conduct research and deliver results directly to people who produce food. Information also comes from UC academics who study nutrition and educate the public about eating for better health.
Topics addressed in the blog include nutrition, gardening for food, food safety, obesity, pesticide-residue issues, local food, farmers markets, slow food, home food handling, organic food, food production, food policy and more. It is all geared to the general public.
"Safe, affordable and nutritious food is a necessity for all Californians," said Bob Sams, director of ANR Communications Services. "UC has long been dedicated to meeting that need. With more than 100 years of service to California, we have a treasure trove of food knowledge to share with the residents of the state."
All information in the food blog is archived and fully searchable. Readers may use the comment feature in the blog to post inquiries and provide input on food-related topics. In addition, "share" icons on each post make it easy for readers to share the information with friends in their online social networks.