Soda not only is made up empty calories, but it also provides no beneficial nutrient intake whatsoever, said UCLA’s Dana Hunnes.

Do soda taxes help curb obesity?

UCLA dietitians weigh in.

The center focuses on improving the health and safety of farmers and farmworkers like these shown harvesting a lettuce field.

UC Davis center receives $10M to continue improving ag health and safety

Center provides practical solutions for farmers, farmworkers and communities.

As part of its commitment to fighting hunger, UC Irvine will supplement its year-old food pantry stocked with nonperishable goods for students in need with free, monthly farmers markets that allow access to fresh produce.

UC students build awareness about campus food resources

Food Day activities highlight campus resources available to ensure food security for UC students.

The South American palm Weevil has recently spread to San Diego County.

Is Palmageddon coming to California?

Symposium set for Oct. 26 to talk about an invasive weevil that threatens California's palm trees.

UC Davis plant geneticist Dario Cantu used a new sequencing technology and computer algorithm to produce a high-quality draft genome sequence of the cabernet sauvignon wine grape.

Breakthrough paves way for climate-tolerant wine grape varieties

Success of new genome assembly also shown on other plants.

A Japanese beetle munches a leaf.

Diversity as natural pesticide

Why insect pests love monocultures, and how plant diversity could change that.

UC Davis agroforestry

How scientists are taking on the global food crisis

Amid a changing climate, researchers race to develop staple crops that resist heat, drought and disease.

This year's class of UC Global Food Initiative student fellows includes returning fellows (left) Hannah Malan of UCLA and Holly Mayton of UC Riverside, who participated last spring in a GFI fellows' field trip to Full Belly Farm in the Capay Valley.

Student fellows help shape future of food

This year's class of 55 UC Global Food Initiative student fellows includes 14 returnees.

The winning team in the UC World Food Day Video Challenge: (From left) Umayr Sufi, Irwin Donis-Gonzalez and Carlos Orozco-Gonzalez.

Rising to the challenge: World Food Day video prizes awarded

Top prizes in UC-wide competition go to UC Davis students.

An invasive female oyster drill and her eggs attach to a native Olympia oyster in Tomales Bay.

Climate change may benefit native oysters, but there's a catch

Oysters can tolerate extremes better than predatory snails can -- if the snails don't get them first.

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