faculty of land and food systems
March 9, 2015
Gail Hammond, a dietitian and food, nutrition and health lecturer in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, discusses the coconut oil craze and why mixing it up in the kitchen can be a good thing.
Media Release | February 4, 2015
UBC researchers have detected antibiotic-resistant E. coli bacteria on lettuce from several Vancouver farmers’ markets.
Media Release | December 22, 2014
Chinook salmon can acclimate to a warmer environment with subtle changes to cardiac functions, but only up to a point.
December 10, 2014
A UBC dietitian offers tips and recipe ideas for having a jolly—and healthy—holiday season.
Media Release | December 2, 2014
Elevated levels of toxic metals at a Vancouver community garden site raise questions about the city’s approach to promoting urban agriculture, say UBC researchers.
Media Release | October 27, 2014
Researchers have developed a novel method to test for vitamin B12 deficiency using only a single drop of blood.
October 23, 2014
New UBC dean discusses genetically modified foods, fresh versus canned, and other hot food topics.
Media Release | September 18, 2014
Children of college-educated parents eat more vegetables and drink less sugar according to a new study from UBC.
August 11, 2014
UBC’s Vancouver campus on Point Grey is a treasure trove for architecture enthusiasts. Here is a look at what’s new, just in time for the 2014 winter session
July 22, 2014 - by Corey Allen
Young farmers, often with university degrees, find alternative models to gain access to land.
Media Release | July 17, 2014
Populations of Atlantic salmon have a surprisingly good capacity to adjust to warmer temperatures that are being seen with climate change.
Media Release | June 20, 2014
UBC has received a $2 million donation from The RBC Foundation in support of a number of sustainability projects across its Vancouver campus.
June 2, 2014 - by Shannon Lambie
A Mongolian-style yurt is a unique and sustainable addition to UBC Farm.
May 11, 2014
UBC’s Julie Wilson is uncovering innovative approaches to stormwater management, even in your own backyard.
April 30, 2014 - by Hilary Thomson
Professors are crafting new approaches to courses across UBC campuses and students are taking notice.
March 26, 2014 - by Corey Allen with files from Jennifer Honeybourn
New research examines the safety of First Nations smoked meat.
March 25, 2014 - by Corey Allen
Simone Castellarin grew up in the vineyards of Northern Italy. Now he wants to share his wine-growing knowledge with B.C. growers.
Media Release | February 26, 2014
Cows learn better when housed together, which may help them adjust faster to complex new feeding and milking technologies on the modern farm.
January 6, 2014
Public needs to be re-educated that GM Foods are safe Robert Blair, a professor emeritus in UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems, writes about the safety of genetically-modified foods. […]
December 20, 2013
UBC’s Susan Barr shares tips on staving off weight gain at Christmas, including some advice for Old Saint Nick himself.