Global Food Initiative

Juvenile form of the Asian citrus psyllid, the insect that transmits a bacteria responsible for Huanglongbing.

Scientists breeding citrus tolerant of deadly disease

In the quest to save citrus, a new project gets to the root of farmers’ problems.

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A color-popping idea for Thanksgiving dessert

Impress your family and friends with this colorful holiday superfood.

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Festival celebrates newest new olive oil

The UC Davis Olive Center and the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation bring you Olio Nuovo.

A large light among plants

Scientists can switch on plants’ response to light

By flipping this genetic switch, scientists hope to encourage food growth and increase global food supply.

Joshua Viers outside

UC Merced leads innovative effort to secure water for agriculture and ecosystems

The largest research grant in the 16-year history of the campus aims to improve agricultural and environmental water resilience.

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Saving native oysters

Conservation aquaculture could bring more native oysters to plates and estuaries along the west coast.

Glasses of water next to each other

A new way to remove salts and toxic metals from water

Desalination can help meet growing water needs globally, but current techniques are limited. A new approach holds promise.

Young woman gardening

UC summit will focus on student involvement in the war on global hunger

Register by March 12 to participate in the 2021 Universities Fighting World Hunger Virtual Summit to be held March 25-26, 2021.

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Your childhood diet has a lifelong impact, study finds

The effects of unhealthy food followed young mice into adulthood.

Kirin Suei demonstrating Sophie's BioNutrients

UC announces its 2021 Startup Innovation Challenge winners

Two UC-affiliated companies that focus on climate change solutions have won the 2021 UC Startup Innovation Challenge, while five others take home awards for social impact.