Global Food Initiative

Global Food Initiative funds student documentaries

Films at UCLA on a single mother's struggle to buy healthy food and the impact of an urban garden are among 41 projects systemwide receiving grants.
Darryl Wong, UCSC farm site and research lands manager, tills the new three-acre Quarry Field in anticipation of planting wheat before the rains.

UC Santa Cruz Farm adds Quarry Field to further farming, education, research

Freshly tilled soil marks the start of the farm’s latest effort in growing food for campus and expanding the research and education work of the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems.
Steve Knapp, UC Davis' new strawberry breeder, checks out the campus strawberry greenhouse.

UC Davis, California Strawberry Commission settle lawsuit, set new direction

As part of renewed commitment to a public breeding program that creates new varieties for California’s strawberry farmers, UC Davis announces hiring of new breeder for Strawberry Breeding Program.
The water study is part of a five-year project investigating whether community-based intervention can help prevent childhood obesity.

Tapping into healthy drink choices

Low-quality water in rural immigrant communities could be prompting kids to drink sugary beverages.
The Google Glass app and illuminator allow researchers unit to analyze chlorophyll concentration in a leaf without harming the plant.

Google Glass app helps scientists analyze plants' health in seconds

Scientists from UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute have developed a Google Glass app that, when paired with a handheld device, enables the wearer to quickly analyze the health of a plant without damaging it.
Gustavo Arellano (left) and David Karp at the CAFE launch

UC Riverside's CAFE launch features two esteemed food writers

David Karp and Gustavo Arellano lectured on Tejocote and the history of tacos in California as part of the California Agriculture and Food Enterprise launch.

UC Davis researchers have uncovered important genetic clues about the pathogen that causes grape powdery mildew, among the most destructive vineyard pest throughout California and the world.

Fighting powdery mildew on grapes

A discovery by UC Davis researchers is helping combat costly grape powdery mildew damage.
UC Davis/Mars symposium

Videos available from UC Davis/Mars symposium on innovation in food and health

Symposium marks launch of the Innovation Institute for Food and Health.
Barbara Allen-Diaz receives Frederick G. Renner Award. From left, Amy Ganguli, David Diaz, Allen-Diaz, Fee Busby and Maria Fernandez-Gimenez.

ANR VP honored by range management professionals

Barbara Allen-Diaz is the first female member to receive the Society for Range Management's highest honor.

Student-athletes share scrambler recipes in dining commons

UC Davis women's soccer and men's golf teams square off in friendly competition Feb. 4 that promotes good nutrition.

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