Global Food Initiative

AVP of Energy and Sustainability David Philips and Katie Maynard at the award ceremony for the sustainability champion

Meet UC’s 2019 Sustainability Champion

Katie Maynard developed from an undergrad studying biology into one of UC's most potent forces for environmental change.

Salinas Valley pesticide

Prenatal pesticide exposure linked to changes in teen’s brain activity

New study is one of the first to use advanced brain imaging to reveal how exposure to these chemicals changes the brain.

A man walking in a citrus grove

75 percent of Florida's oranges have been lost to disease. Can science save citrus?

Farmers and researchers try to hold off a deadly citrus greening that's now reached California long enough to find a cure.

Mathieu Prévot displays water collected by the harvester

Water harvester makes it easy to drink water from thin air

A device that cycles 24/7 to produce enough water from desert air to drink is close to hitting the market.

Women in western Kenya holding maize

UC Davis and USAID launch new research program to study rural poverty worldwide

The effort aims to find solutions to root causes of poverty and food insecurity.

Looming insects

Looming insect invasion threatens California wine and avocados

UC Riverside plans a tiny wasp counterattack.

A doctor holding kale

3 tips from UCSF's guide to eating happy and healthy

No fad diets. No superfoods. No shame.

CalFresh table at UC Berkeley

Number of young people facing poverty has increased over last decade

An incomplete social safety net contributes to the problem, paper finds.

A queen bumblebee on a flower

As bumblebee diets narrow, ours could too

Fewer plants cause developmental delays for the pollinators that keep our favorite foods growing.

Jennifer Smith holding up a flask of seaweed

Usurp the burp: How seaweed can help curb cow burps (and their emissions)

UC agricultural and marine scientists fight one of the state's biggest sources of methane: cow burps.

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