Food

Healthy avocados on a tree

$6.3M will help UC Riverside save America’s avocado orchards

Scientists to take on the imposing threats of incurable fungus, root rot and salinity.

Farmworkers in the field

California farmworkers hit hard by COVID-19, study finds

UC Berkeley researchers are conducting the first long-term study into the risk factors for, and prevalence of, COVID-19 in farmworker communities.

Pile of mangoes

Can eating mangoes reduce women’s facial wrinkles?

A pilot study shows eating mangoes — but not too many mangoes — may have promising results.

An empty table

A Zoom-friendly idea for Thanksgiving

Impress your family from afar — and your friends on Instagram — with this holiday superfood.

Green beans at a market

Serve your community at your Thanksgiving table

Six ways to bring deeper meaning to your meal by supporting farmers, farmworkers and the planet.

Plate with a fork and knife positioned like hands of a clock

This diet is popular — but it doesn’t work

Research shows intermittent fasting is not effective on its own for weight loss.

Single-use plastic forks on a blue background

UC to ditch single-use plastics

The University of California is taking a stand against the throwaway culture that is choking our oceans and landfills with single-use plastics.

Digitally rendered farming landscape

New engineering research center to focus on agriculture technology

UC Merced joins three other campuses to sustainably meet the challenge of boosting global food production by 70 percent by 2050.

A fishing boat at sea

Chinese fishing boats took half a billion dollars of illegal squid from North Korea. Scientists used satellites to catch them out

Satellite technology and machine learning are helping track down illegal and environmentally damaging ‘dark fleets’ of fishing boats.

Grasshopper above a plate

The next trend in food: Edible insects?

A lot of people think you should be eating more insects.

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