Global Food Initiative

Diet soda and belly fat: a growing concern

A growing body of evidence is showing that it might not just be added sugar, but also artificial sweeteners, that are contributing to the rapidly rising rates of obesity and diabetes in America.
Cambodian crickets

Crickets aren't the miracle source of protein

The insects pack a protein punch, but may not be the 'wonder food' in terms of sustainable cultivation.
Since going trayless in 2009, residential dining at UCSB has reduced food waste by 50 percent, saved 1 million gallons of water and helped students control portion sizes.

Joining forces for food justice

UC Santa Barbara students and staff collaborate on a series of forums about food security; upcoming event to focus on food goals for campus.
Dana Taylor picks up her produce at inaugural FarmShare event.

From farm to home

UC Riverside's FarmShare kicks off with a strong start.

Art that sold California's agriculture

With all the ways to tell the story of California agriculture, few are as picturesque as one collection in the UC Davis University Library.
Rita Nguyen, MD, and student Jacob Mirsky show off the future food pantry in the Community Wellness Center of San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. Mirsky received a grant to support the project from the UC Global Food Initiative.

Student projects get creative to encourage healthy eating

Two UCSF students join UC Global Food Initiative's mission to feed the world nutritiously, sustainably.
Stella Liu

Sowing the seeds of change

With her gardening kit startup, senior Stella Liu hopes to motivate people to grow their own food.
Michael Pollan makes a point about the amount of oil it takes to produce a hamburger during an Edible Education lecture at UC Berkeley.

Q&A with Michael Pollan

The award-winning journalist, author and UC Berkeley professor talks about California's drought, food politics and what institutions can do to encourage change.
Berkeley Food Institute panel discussion

Food justice takes center stage

Forum focuses on labor, power, policy and other issues around food.
Students who use the SmartMeal app to pre-order nutritious meals will be able to pick up food at an express location.

Improving school nutrition with 21st century strategies

UC researchers to use a nearly $2 million grant for childhood obesity prevention in San Francisco Unified School District.

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