UC Berkeley community reacts to Cuban leader Fidel Castro’s death

While some figures, such as President-elect Donald Trump, celebrated the passing of the figure synonymous to many with communist ideology, others expressed different sentiments — such as Miguel Altieri, a campus professor of agroecology, who said he felt “very saddened” to hear about Castro’s passing.
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UC Berkeley researcher’s side project aims to tackle hunger

For over a decade, GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, have been a point of contention among scientists and citizens alike. While many criticize the technology as potentially harmful to health and environment, others, like UC Berkeley scientist George Chuck, see genetic engineering as the answer to many of the world’s most pressing problems.
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Study claims organic food has no health advantages

Stanford University nutritionists released findings that showed nonorganically raised fruits, vegetables, animals and animal products are no less nutritious than organic foods and that they did not have significantly higher pesticide residues.
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Police block entrances to Albany farm encampment

ALBANY, Calif. — UCPD blocked off vehicle access to the encampment on UC-owned land in Albany known as the Gill Tract early Wednesday morning, causing protesters to fear their camp would be raided. The west entrance to the land on Jackson Street was blockaded with a concrete barrier in front of a fence
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Faculty members, researchers disagree on Albany encampment

ALBANY, Calif. — Although several UC Berkeley faculty members have expressed support for the encampment on UC-owned land in Albany, researchers who use the land said they are not able to start work due to the occupation. In an open letter to the Albany community, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
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Albany encampment could be forced out by lack of resources

ALBANY, Calif. — Though UCPD had not yet interfered with the encampment on UC-owned farmland in Albany as of Tuesday evening, the protesters may be forced away from their occupation by dwindling resources. While some of the occupiers — who broke into the property, farmed it and established a camp
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