Global Food Initiative

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.

Pile of honeybees

The ‘bee safe’ pesticide that isn’t

Sivanto poses a range of threats to honeybees, depending on seasonality, bee age and use with common chemicals.

Carl Cranor with his books

What’s in your drinking water?

Carl Cranor doesn't just want you to know — he wants to empower you to do something about it.

A trevally baitball

Warm seas scatter fish

Climate change is shifting productivity of fisheries worldwide.

Sugar boxes that say shock in a row

Sugar’s sick secrets: How industry forces have manipulated science to downplay the harm

The sugar industry has driven decades of biased research that shirk sugar's responsibility for chronic disease.

Pages