Global Food Initiative

Circle of food

Limited eating times could be a new way to fight obesity and diabetes

What if you could treat common conditions just by limiting when you eat and drink all your calories? New research says it might work.

Pesticide sprayed on a field

DDT linked to higher risk of diabetes among Asian Indian immigrants to U.S.

Prior exposure to the notorious pollutant may explain the population's higher rate of Type 2 diabetes.

Worker picking fruit from trees

California’s working landscape generates $333 billion in sales, 1.5 million jobs

A new analysis shows agriculture and natural resources are key to the state's economic vitality.

Nutrient supplements in hands

Nutritional supplements significantly reduce child deaths

Study finds a 27 percent drop in child mortality in low- and middle-income countries.

Women's legs on a scale

Anorexia nervosa comes in all sizes — including plus size

The heart health risks presented by the disorder don't change based on body mass index.

Colorful soda bottles in a market

UCSF banned sugar-sweetened drink sales. Here's what happened

Nearly 70 percent of participants saw a decrease in waist size, among other positive health effects, in under a year.

An Impossible Burger from Burger King

Is the future alternative meats?

Plant-based and cultivated meats are popping up everywhere — even Burger King. Are they here to stay?

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.

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