When a public institution has research, education and public outreach responsibilities that touch the needs of virtually the whole world, it gets to be called the World Food Center. That happens at UC Davis where a World Center started, stalled and then re-started with renewed focus. Today “the World Food Center (WFC) mobilizes the research, educational and outreach resources of UC Davis, in partnership with consumers, public and philanthropic entities, and the agricultural, marine and food industries, to promote innovative, sustainable and equitable food systems. Based in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the World Food Center works on local, national and global scales to support scientific research and policy development leading to implementation of food production and distribution systems that support the health of people and the environment while addressing the challenges of population growth and climate change.” Dr. Kent Bradford is a distringuished Professor of Plant Sciences and the Interim Director of the World Food Center. Dr. Bradford joins our Table Talk Table to explain the Center’s mission and what it means to farmers, the food chain and consumers in California and world-wide.