Food

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.

An Asian citrus psyllid nymph.

Summit to focus on devastating citrus disease

UC Riverside will host summit Oct. 4 and 5 to discuss research on citrus greening disease.

Ecologist Chelsea Rochman found plastic and fibrous debris in 25 percent of the fish sold in Indonesian and California markets.

How plastic ends up in our seafood and what you can do about it

The surprising ways that you may be contributing to plastic pollution.

The images third from the bottom and at the bottom show fruit, vegetables and flowers treated with pathogen gene-targeting RNA molecules. The other images represent various control methods.

Putting mold on hold

Researchers develop strategy that could lead to eco-friendly fungicide to fight pathogens that cause billions in crop losses.

Maize growing at a highland field site in Toluca, Mexico. UC Davis researchers are studying how maize adapted to different environments. The new knowledge could aid in breeding crops resistant to climate change.

Maize genetics may show how crops adapt to climate change

In addition to maize, the world needs many other crops able to adapt to new environments.

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