Global Food Initiative

Programs join to prevent obesity in families

Campus-nonprofit partnership gets a funding boost from the National Institutes of Health.
Victoria Salas works on the UC Santa Cruz farm

Food for thought

UC Santa Cruz — 'the Mothership' of organic agriculture — has much to offer UC's ambitious Global Food Initiative.
community gardeners

Former food desert now feeds a community’s spirit

San Diego residents are transforming a 20,000-square-foot vacant urban lot into a community focal point for healthy place making.
Joseph Martinus, UCLA

UC celebrates Food Day with buffet of activities

Across the UC system, Food Day participation will include lectures, discussions, film screenings, farmers markets, food demonstrations and special dining menus.
live chickens

No sign of health or nutrition problems from GMO livestock feed

The performance and health of food-producing animals consuming genetically engineered feed, first introduced 18 years ago, has been comparable to that of animals consuming non-GE feed.

UC Davis and Mars, Inc. to create specialized food institute

Innovation Institute for Food and Health will advance new discoveries in sustainable food, agriculture and health.

Alum keeps Bear Pantry churning to feed student parents

As a single mom and undergrad student, Koko Mulder founded UC Berkeley's pantry to help non-traditional students like herself stretch their food dollars. Now a campus staffer, she's still at the pantry's helm.
girl and sports drinks

Report checks health claims of popular sports, vitamin drinks

Loaded with sugar, they're essentially "sodas without the carbonation."
Janet Napolitano plants oregano with student Matt Orke

UC launches Global Food Initiative

University aims to help put the world on a path to sustainably and nutritiously feed itself.

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