Global Food Initiative

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Saving native oysters

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

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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.

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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.

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$6.3M will help UC Riverside save America’s avocado orchards

Scientists to take on the imposing threats of incurable fungus, root rot and salinity.

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A Zoom-friendly idea for Thanksgiving

Impress your family from afar — and your friends on Instagram — with this holiday superfood.

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New engineering research center to focus on agriculture technology

UC Merced joins three other campuses to sustainably meet the challenge of boosting global food production by 70 percent by 2050.

A fishing boat at sea

Chinese fishing boats took half a billion dollars of illegal squid from North Korea. Scientists used satellites to catch them out

Satellite technology and machine learning are helping track down illegal and environmentally damaging ‘dark fleets’ of fishing boats.

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The next trend in food: Edible insects?

A lot of people think you should be eating more insects.

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