Making water first for thirst

UC's Nutrition Policy Institute is encouraging the public to ask the government to make water the drink of choice in its final version of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and add a symbol for water on MyPlate.
Trash from Telegraph Avenue food vendors accounts for much of the waste found in Sproul Plaza landfill bins.

Telegraph eateries urged to cut waste, embrace 'reusable'

Sustainability-minded UC Berkeley students are gathering signatures and organizational endorsements for a campaign designed to help “make ‘reusable’ a reality on Telegraph.”
Among the discussions at the symposium was a presentation on earth-based food practices, such as worm composting.

Native food, native wisdom

A symposium on native food ways at UC Santa Barbara emphasized the connection between indigenous Americans and their traditional staples.
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'Sugar Papers' reveal industry role in 1970s dental program

Newly discovered documents reveal that the sugar industry worked closely with the National Institutes of Health to develop a federal research program focused on approaches other than sugar reduction to prevent tooth decay.
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Environment in the African savanna linked to human health

Community ecologist spotlights how environmental management affects disease emergence.
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How healthy is genetically modified soybean oil?

UC Riverside study shows GM soybean oil is as unhealthy as conventional soybean oil, with one benefit: no resistance to insulin.

Want to teach about organic farming and gardening? Updated manual now available

UC Santa Cruz manual, now in its third edition, addresses practical aspects of organic farming and gardening, applied soil science, and social and environmental issues in agriculture.
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Artisan cheese: Milking a movement

UC Agriculture and Natural Resources has published a bestselling manual designed for the beginning cheesemaker, "Farmstead and Artisan Cheeses: A Guide to Building a Business."
Jennifer Burney with solar panels

Change agent

Professor and National Geographic ‘Emerging Explorer’ sets out to address food production’s footprint on global climate change.
Veronica Romero and son Anthony

'Eating for two' no longer holds weight

Obesity poses serious health risks for moms and their babies.

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