UC President Janet Napolitano listens to the first class of UC Global Food Initiative student fellows discuss their projects at Masumoto Family Farm in Del Rey.

UC students awarded Global Food Initiative fellowships

The 44 fellows, representing all 10 UC campuses, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources and Berkeley Lab, will help advance the systemwide initiative.

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Taking aim at the global food crisis

From Afghanistan to Zambia, UC researchers are on the ground, working to create a world without hunger.

ice cream sundae

High-fructose diet hampers recovery from traumatic brain injury

A sweet may sound like a treat, but a steady diet of them also may impair recovery from mental deficits after head trauma.


Holy guacamole! 3-D printing could help save avocado, other trees

Technology has greatly accelerated research on an ambrosia beetle that is damaging trees in Southern California.

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Our fish comes with a side order of debris

A quarter of the fish sampled at markets in California and Indonesia has consumed plastic or man-made fiber material.

What the Inuit can tell us about omega-3 fats and ‘paleo’ diets

The Inuit and their Siberian ancestors have special genetic mutations that help them partly counteract the effects of a diet high in marine mammal fat — and most of us don't. 

Tracy Kahn, UC Riverside

Citrus Variety Collection to be maintained in perpetuity

$1 million endowment from Givaudan will allow for the creation of endowed chair position to support and maintain collection.

Riverside Unified School District's produce is purchased fresh and whole from local farms and prepared in-house.

Schools serving healthier meals for students

UC is conducting case studies of selected California schools to evaluate the effects of a USDA grants program; farm-to-school tours show firsthand the benefits and challenges of providing farm-fresh produce to students.

Alice Waters, Vicki Lynn Ruiz, Fedwa Malti-Douglas

UC luminaries to receive National Humanities Medal

Food activist and scholars are among 10 honored for their work elevating the human experience.

Federal funds will help launch nutrition and obesity research center

Center —one of only 12 nationwide – will support and facilitate studies on obesity, nutrition and metabolism at UCSF and across Northern California.