Food

UC Pumpkin Pie

The science of savoring every bite

UC experts offer tips on making the most of your holiday meal.

UC Berkeley green leaves

Crop yield gets boost with modified genes in photosynthesis

Researchers increase plant proteins that result in more efficient use of sunlight.

Some species of seabirds, including blue petrels, are particularly vulnerable to eating plastic debris at sea.

Why do seabirds eat plastic? The answer stinks

Marine plastic debris is an olfactory trap for seabirds.

UC Irvine bacteria

A new approach to treating intestinal inflammation

New research shows how microbes can play a part in stopping bacteria that cause food poisoning.

Mexico's soda tax could reduce diabetes, heart disease and health costs

International study finds that Mexico's soda tax could save approximately $1 billion in direct health care costs over next decade.

UC San Diego climate warrior

Creating a new kind of climate warrior

Researchers help rural women in India improve health and slow global warming through clean cookstove use.

Fresno’s ABC 30 interviews John Adaska, branch chief at the new lab.

New animal health-food safety lab dedicated

Lab devoted to protecting farm animals, the food supply and the public against new and emerging diseases.

UC apples doughnuts

How to break the junk food habit

Sugar may be addictive, but you can break free.

The Alex A. Ardans Tulare Branch Laboratory System.

New diagnostic lab to be dedicated in California's ag heartland

Lab devoted to protecting farm animals, the food supply and the public against new and emerging diseases.

Soda not only is made up empty calories, but it also provides no beneficial nutrient intake whatsoever, said UCLA’s Dana Hunnes.

Do soda taxes help curb obesity?

UCLA dietitians weigh in.

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