John Chater, a UC Riverside graduate student and UC Global Food Initiative fellow, stands in a field of pomegranate trees he is studying.

A family legacy: Expanding pomegranate production

UC Riverside graduate student carries on work of his grandfather.

Eric Slessarev

Soil pHertility

Researchers create global map of soil pH and illuminate how it changes between wet and dry climates.

The risk of bird flu transmission is higher in the fall due to the increased number of waterfowl present.

Weather radar helps researchers track bird flu

The technology works best for tracking birds in the winter during feeding.

Stacy Philpott

Grant awarded to study sustainable practices for urban agriculture

UC Santa Cruz environmental studies professor Stacy Philpott will lead the research.

American Studies major Esperanza Campos, holding son Mauricio Ferrer, says the Cal Nourish gift cards “make a lot of difference” to student parents.

Holiday help wanted: meals for students

Cal Nourish program helps fill need.

A group of communeros, or villagers, from Jachacachi, Peru, help excavate the site where evidence of potato domestication was found.

Researchers trace roots of potato farming to Andes

High-altitude archaeology uncovers earliest evidence of potato consumption.

Sophie Egan is the author of “Devoured: From Chicken Wings to Kale Smoothies – How What We Eat Defines Who We Are.”

A nation of snackers

Author Sophie Egan, a UC Berkeley alum, explores American food culture.

The upcoming climate-smart ag seminar will include discussions of California's elaborate water-delivery system, part of which is depicted in this photo of a Merced County field with its water pumps and adjacent irrigation canal.

Climate-smart agriculture seminar slated for Dutch ag minister's visit

UC Davis seminar to examine ag water issues.

Asa Bradman, associate professor of Environmental Health Science at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health

Asa Bradman appointed to National Organics Standards Board

UC Berkeley associate professor of environmental health science joins 15-member advisory board.

UC Pumpkin Pie

The science of savoring every bite

UC experts offer tips on making the most of your holiday meal.

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