Food

Vegetables being cooked in a pan

Cooking food alters the microbiome

Whether food is cooked or raw has a distinct effect on gut microbes, researchers find.

UCLA water faucet

UCLA to assess California drinking water systems to identify risks and solutions

An analysis of this scope has never been done before in the state.

AVP of Energy and Sustainability David Philips and Katie Maynard at the award ceremony for the sustainability champion

Meet UC’s 2019 Sustainability Champion

Katie Maynard developed from an undergrad studying biology into one of UC's most potent forces for environmental change.

Salinas Valley pesticide

Prenatal pesticide exposure linked to changes in teen’s brain activity

New study is one of the first to use advanced brain imaging to reveal how exposure to these chemicals changes the brain.

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.

Mathieu Prévot displays water collected by the harvester

Water harvester makes it easy to drink water from thin air

A device that cycles 24/7 to produce enough water from desert air to drink is close to hitting the market.

Cilantro on a grey table

How cilantro works as a secret weapon against seizures

Cilantro has been used as food and medicine for 8,000 years. Now, scientists know how it works to curb epileptic seizures.

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.

A doctor holding kale

3 tips from UCSF's guide to eating happy and healthy

No fad diets. No superfoods. No shame.

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