Agriculture

Grasshopper above a plate

The next trend in food: Edible insects?

You might not have known, but a lot of people think you should be eating more insects.

Grapefruit hanging from tree

UC Riverside discovers first effective treatment for citrus-destroying disease

The disease that has devastated crops in Florida and threatens California may finally be stoppable.

Nearly empty shelves in a store

Is the food supply strong enough to weather COVID-19?

Are empty shelves behind us or are there more shortages to come?

woman coughing

Agricultural area residents in danger of inhaling toxic aerosols

Overuse of selenium-heavy fertilizers creates airborne, lung-damaging particles.

A field of crops

UC launches first-ever organic research institute, with a hand from Clif Bar

The California Organic Institute will accelerate the development and adoption of effective farming tools and practices.

Pesticide sprayed on a field

DDT linked to higher risk of diabetes among Asian Indian immigrants to U.S.

Prior exposure to the notorious pollutant may explain the population's higher rate of Type 2 diabetes.

Worker picking fruit from trees

California’s working landscape generates $333 billion in sales, 1.5 million jobs

A new analysis shows agriculture and natural resources are key to the state's economic vitality.

A man walking in a citrus grove

75 percent of Florida's oranges have been lost to disease. Can science save citrus?

Farmers and researchers try to hold off a deadly citrus greening that's now reached California long enough to find a cure.

Women in western Kenya holding maize

UC Davis and USAID launch new research program to study rural poverty worldwide

The effort aims to find solutions to root causes of poverty and food insecurity.

Looming insects

Looming insect invasion threatens California wine and avocados

UC Riverside plans a tiny wasp counterattack.

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