Global Food Initiative

Some healthy foods, including fruit, vegetables, fish and bread.

Lecture series to address the science of food and health

Free public lectures at UC Riverside will cover cowpea research, sustainable food and nutrition's impact on health; first talk to focus on feeding Botswana.

Ag-tech startup helps farmers analyze water use

Tule, a new business formed with the strength of UC Davis research behind it, was one of 14 startups launched last year with UC Davis support.
The first "bent," a cross beam, posts, and supports joined by wooden pegs, is hoisted into place by a crane early Saturday morning while others, already assembled, await their turn on the new barn's concrete slab.

Historic hay barn rises again

Over a weekend, volunteers joined professionals to raise the timber-framed superstructure for the re-creation of the Cowell Ranch hay barn, which will become a center for sustainability programs at UC Santa Cruz.
University of California President Janet Napolitano and UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla listen as volunteer Karemah Alhark talks about the Ocean View Growing Grounds.

President Napolitano visits UC San Diego Global Food Initiative project

The Ocean View Growing Grounds, formerly a vacant lot, is now a thriving community garden thanks to a partnership between the local community and UC San Diego.
Stephen Mayfield, UC San Diego

'Green Revolution 2.0' meeting draws researchers, new ideas

Scientists confront a difficult problem: How to feed and provide fuel for countries such as India, Brazil, Mexico and China, which are not only projected to dramatically expand their populations in the decades ahead, but have rapidly developing economies that will require an exponential increase in fuel and food.
A craftsman from Santa Cruz Timberframes works on an original timber slated to become part of the re-creation of the Cowell Ranch Hay Barn.

Barn raising set at UC Santa Cruz

On March 21, professionals and volunteers will assemble and raise the timber framing for the re-creation of the historic Cowell Ranch Hay Barn near the campus entrance -- timbers are exact duplicates of 150-year-old construction methods.
The study revealed the first comprehensive macaque milk proteome and newly identified 524 human milk proteins.

Milk comparison study unveils nutritional gems for developing babies

UC Davis researchers expect the findings will provide a better understanding of human breast-milk composition and identify fundamental nutrients that should be included in infant formula.
Salton Sea

UC tackles new water-related research

UC Agriculture and Natural Resources' California Institute for Water Resources has funded six new research projects that address important issues from fracking to water affordability.

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.”

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