Global Food Initiative

Lorenzo Booth UC Merced

Grad student’s water-mapping work leads to national recognition

Using big data to streamline water planning and fight climate change.

Some species of seabirds, including blue petrels, are particularly vulnerable to eating plastic debris at sea.

Why do seabirds eat plastic? The answer stinks

Marine plastic debris is an olfactory trap for seabirds.

Mexico's soda tax could reduce diabetes, heart disease and health costs

International study finds that Mexico's soda tax could save approximately $1 billion in direct health care costs over next decade.

UC San Diego climate warrior

Creating a new kind of climate warrior

Researchers help rural women in India improve health and slow global warming through clean cookstove use.

A team of scientists are embedding carbon nanotubes (right) in plants to detect explosives and wirelessly relay the information to an electronic device.

'Bionic' spinach plants can detect explosives

The work has potential applications in agriculture and in the defense and law enforcement fields.

Fresno’s ABC 30 interviews John Adaska, branch chief at the new lab.

New animal health-food safety lab dedicated

Lab devoted to protecting farm animals, the food supply and the public against new and emerging diseases.

UC apples doughnuts

How to break the junk food habit

Sugar may be addictive, but you can break free.

The Alex A. Ardans Tulare Branch Laboratory System.

New diagnostic lab to be dedicated in California's ag heartland

Lab devoted to protecting farm animals, the food supply and the public against new and emerging diseases.

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.

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