Food

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Heat waves in California can be predicted by thunderstorms in the tropics

Advance notice of heat waves could help protect the agricultural riches of the Central Valley.

Carl Cranor with his books

What’s in your drinking water?

Carl Cranor doesn't just want you to know — he wants to empower you to do something about it.

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Dogs on some popular, grain-free diets could be at risk of heart disease

Trendy dog food formulations lacking in some nutritional elements can bring about unintended harm to your pets.

Sugar boxes that say shock in a row

Sugar’s sick secrets: How industry forces have manipulated science to downplay the harm

The sugar industry has driven decades of biased research that shirk sugar's responsibility for chronic disease.

Jullianne Ballou reads a book on wine

‘World’s greatest wine library’ continues to grow

A glimpse of UC Davis' bottomless collection.

Pie with one slice missing

How to make the best pie ever using science

What's going on in Grandma's recipe at a molecular level.

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Adequate consumption of ‘longevity’ vitamins could prolong healthy aging

Most American diets are deficient in a key class of vitamins and minerals that promote longevity.

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10 things you probably didn't know about pumpkins

How much do you know about this beloved fall symbol? Test your knowledge here.

A bowl of moringa

Moringa — the next superfood?

The “miracle tree” that could help feed the world.

Two half-full beers on a sandy beach

Climate change may deplete the world's beer

And you thought beer was expensive already: Declining barley production could make the beverage a luxury item.

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