Food

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.

CalFresh table at UC Berkeley

Number of young people facing poverty has increased over last decade

An incomplete social safety net contributes to the problem, paper finds.

Chicken cooking on a grill with people in the background

White meat is no better for cholesterol, new study says

Researchers were surprised to find chicken is no better than beef — contrary to popular belief.

A queen bumblebee on a flower

As bumblebee diets narrow, ours could too

Fewer plants cause developmental delays for the pollinators that keep our favorite foods growing.

Labrador eating food

Preliminary study suggests mercury not a risk in dog foods

Researchers tested 24 commercial diets for mercury and methylmercury.

Jennifer Smith holding up a flask of seaweed

Usurp the burp: How seaweed can help curb cow burps (and their emissions)

UC agricultural and marine scientists fight one of the state's biggest sources of methane: cow burps.

Orange sky with clouds

Heat waves in California can be predicted by thunderstorms in the tropics

Advance notice of heat waves could help protect the agricultural riches of the Central Valley.

Carl Cranor with his books

What’s in your drinking water?

Carl Cranor doesn't just want you to know — he wants to empower you to do something about it.

A golden retriever jumps in a pond

Dogs on some popular, grain-free diets could be at risk of heart disease

Trendy dog food formulations lacking in some nutritional elements can bring about unintended harm to your pets.

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