Visiting eco-chef Roger Feely makes grasshopper tacos during a demonstration of drought-friendly cooking at Festival of Discovery in Aldrich Park.

Food for thought

UC Irvine provides a full menu of events, activities encouraging new approaches to sustainable nourishment.

Standing inside the food pantry at UCI's Student Outreach & Retention Center are (from left) ASUCI food security Co-commissioner Erica Wong, Orange County Food Bank Director Mark Lowry, SOAR Director Graciela Fernandez and ASUCI food security Co-commissio

Banking on food

Free pantry staves off hunger among needy UC Irvine students.

The research that's changing U.S. food policy

UC research is helping uncover answers to the nation’s obesity epidemic and other thorny food-related issues.

Does healthier food help low-income people control their diabetes?

Researchers find better management of diabetes through nutrition food and education supplied by food pantries.

Agriculture, including vegetables, grain and fruit crops, is the largest sector of Pakistan's economy.

UC Davis and Pakistan launch $17M food and agricultural partnership

Project will build on UC Davis' efforts in Pakistan agriculture, with a renewed emphasis on an exchange of faculty and graduate students.

girl with sugared donut

Cutting sugar from kids' diets improves health in just days

Reducing consumption of added sugar has the power to reverse a cluster of chronic metabolic diseases, such as high cholesterol and blood pressure, in children in as little as 10 days.

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.

agricultural field workers

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.