Our Mission

The World Food Center mobilizes the resources of UC Davis to promote innovative, sustainable, and equitable food systems. We bring together partners in academia, industry, and the civic sector to:

  • Develop integrated solutions to the grand challenges of providing food for all: climate change, resource scarcity, and sustainability;
  • Propel California’s world-class food and agriculture technology hub; and
  • Promote cutting-edge research, educational, and outreach programs in food systems.

Join Us for Dialogues: Science and the Social License


Join the UC Davis John Muir Institute of the Environment and World Food Center for Dialogues and Discourse in Science and SocietyScience and the Social License on Monday, November 4 in the UC Davis Conference Center from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (reception to follow).

The world's population is expanding, food demands are rising, and climate risks are becoming more disruptive. Scientific advancements can be utilized to solve these existential threats, but misinformation and discouraging public opinion prevent these solutions from being brought to light. How do we close the growing gap between scientific innovation and public acceptance?

Using climate change policy and genetic engineering as case studies, Dialogues: Science and the Social License will investigate why public opinion diverges from scientific discovery and discuss what we can do to bridge the innovation gap. This day-long conference will feature perspectives and panel dialogues from scientists, communicators, psychologists, and subject-matter experts, bringing together diverse stakeholders to discuss the relationship between science, culture, and policy.

Click here to learn more and register. All are welcome. There is no cost to attend.