Food

Two bioengineers working in a UC San Diego lab

Scientists design way to use harmless bacteria to detect heavy metals in drinking water

The goal is to test water at the faucets people actually drink from and catch contamination along the way.

Students from CALPIRG hold up signs thanking UCLA and saying help protect our oceans

UCLA developing policy to phase out single-use plastics

The move could drive regional change and would make UCLA one of the largest universities in the U.S. to take action.

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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.

Soybean oil flowing into a spoon

America’s most widely consumed cooking oil causes genetic changes in the brain

Soybean oil is linked to metabolic and neurological changes in mice in new research.

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Diet soda may be hurting your diet

Evidence suggests that artificial sweeteners are linked to chronic issues like obesity and diabetes. Should they be taxed?

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Why purple sweet potatoes belong on your holiday table

Impress your friends — and Instagram — with this holiday superfood.

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Limited eating times could be a new way to fight obesity and diabetes

What if you could treat common conditions just by limiting when you eat and drink all your calories? New research says it might work.

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.

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Nutritional supplements significantly reduce child deaths

Study finds a 27 percent drop in child mortality in low- and middle-income countries.

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Anorexia nervosa comes in all sizes — including plus size

The heart health risks presented by the disorder don't change based on body mass index.

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