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  • Peppers and Green on a cutting Board with "Bachelor of Arts FoodStudies"
  • Histories of our Foodshed
  • Assorted Grains in bowls
  • Over shot of Market with various food in baskets

Food Degrees

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  • Man surrounded by plants


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Welcome to The Center for
Regional Food Studies

The Center for Regional Food Studies integrates community outreach, applied research, and student engagement to foster positive change around food in Southern Arizona, the U.S./Mexico borderlands, and regional food systems globally.

Annual Theme

The Sonora-Arizona borderlands is a region characterized by multiple, overlapping histories. These histories and their effects on present-day agro-ecological systems, resource distribution, and uneven life chances in the Sonora-Arizona borderlands region are not settled, monolithic, or homogeneous, but rather contested, divergent, and heterogeneous. Settler narratives have often obscured these multiple histories, impeding our ability to grapple with... read more


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