Ricardo Salvador

Director, Food & Environment Program

Author image
Ricardo Salvador is an internationally renowned agronomist with more than 20 years of experience working to build a healthier food system. Dr. Salvador directs UCS’s Food and Environment Program. See Ricardo's full bio.

Subscribe to Ricardo's posts

Ricardo's Latest Posts

This is Our Moment: Time to Amplify the Energy of the Food Movement

The nomination of our nation’s new Secretary of Agriculture is imminent—likely to occur over the three days prior to Friday’s inauguration, according to Vice-President-elect Mike Pence. As my colleague Nora Gilbert and I recently wrote, we’ll soon know whether the new administration will use this key position to support the rural and farming population that was so instrumental in placing them in power. Read more >

Photo: Michael Fleshman/CC-BY-NC-2.0, Flickr
Bookmark and Share

The Good Food Movement—A Force That Can’t Be Stopped

I recently teamed up with my good friend Mark Bittman—all-around food expert extraordinaire—to cook a delicious stew of beans and greens and chat about healthy eating in the United States. Read more >

Bookmark and Share

A Labor Day Story: The Life and Death of a Farmworker Fuels the Fight for Justice

The call came early on Labor Day. Prisciliano Salvador, 92 years of age, had passed away overnight in his birthplace, the Zapotec community of Yatzachi el Bajo, Oaxaca, Mexico. My uncle was a peasant farmer in his younger years, and a farm laborer in the United States from 1944 until he retired and returned to Oaxaca. He is one of the many reasons I’m consumed with my work to improve the food system so that none of us have to rely on the exploitation of others to eat each day. Read more >

Photo: Adrian Salvador
Photo: Willard Gillette.
Image scan: Ricardo J. Salvador
Image scan: Ricardo J. Salvador
Photo: Luis Ríos.
Bookmark and Share

This Is How Presidential Candidates Can Get Iowa Votes (and Much More)

Candidates in this presidential campaign cycle have an opportunity to do something truly lasting and innovative for Iowans: create billions of dollars of economic opportunity and a vibrant economy supporting thousands of full-time jobs. Read more >

Bookmark and Share

Why We Must Make Food an Issue in This Presidential Campaign

Of all American success stories, the system that supplies food in abundance should be at the top of the list. As with all large and complex systems, however, there are a number of key features of the food system that require urgent attention. Read more >

Bookmark and Share