UC Davis plant geneticist Dario Cantu used a new sequencing technology and computer algorithm to produce a high-quality draft genome sequence of the cabernet sauvignon wine grape.

Breakthrough paves way for climate-tolerant wine grape varieties

Success of new genome assembly also shown on other plants.

Low-income communities of color are often deprived of opportunities to sustain healthy eating and active living.

Targeting the root cause of childhood obesity

Low-income communities of color grow healthier through community organizing.

This year's class of UC Global Food Initiative student fellows includes returning fellows (left) Hannah Malan of UCLA and Holly Mayton of UC Riverside, who participated last spring in a GFI fellows' field trip to Full Belly Farm in the Capay Valley.

Student fellows help shape future of food

This year's class of 55 UC Global Food Initiative student fellows includes 14 returnees.

The winning team in the UC World Food Day Video Challenge: (From left) Umayr Sufi, Irwin Donis-Gonzalez and Carlos Orozco-Gonzalez.

Rising to the challenge: World Food Day video prizes awarded

Top prizes in UC-wide competition go to UC Davis students.

An invasive female oyster drill and her eggs attach to a native Olympia oyster in Tomales Bay.

Climate change may benefit native oysters, but there's a catch

Oysters can tolerate extremes better than predatory snails can -- if the snails don't get them first.

Elise Brockett, student assistant, plants African vegetable seedlings at the Horticulture Innovation Lab Demonstration Center at UC Davis.

World Food Day: Challenge accepted

UC Davis to host a number of events highlighting efforts to improve and increase the global food supply.

UC Riverside FarmShare

Fair trade foods and beverages star in Food Week events

A weekly farmers market on campus will be added to UC Riverside's lineup of healthy food options.

Produce

Global Food Initiative making its mark

Initiative addresses how to sustainably and nutritiously feed a world population expected to reach 8 billion by 2025.

Methyl bromide has been used by growers since the 1970s to control soil pathogens, weeds and nematodes. Pictured are pathogen-infected plants in a buffer zone where fumigants can't be applied.

Pesticide predicament for California's strawberry growers

UC Santa Cruz professor examines challenges as popular chemical is phased out.

Back to the roots UC

How do you grow an entrepreneur?

UC startup Back to the Roots offers a master class.

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