mom and baby

Breast milk reveals clues for health

'Complete food' for infants could lead to supplements that boost immunity for cancer patients, the elderly and children in the developing world.

Global food safety agreement signed by China and UC Davis

Agreement lays groundwork for establishing joint research center in China.
Dry fields and hills, San Joaquin, CA

California agriculture faces greatest water loss ever seen

New report sounds warning on over-reliance on groundwater reserves.
Janet Napolitano plants oregano with student Matt Orke

UC launches Global Food Initiative

University aims to help put the world on a path to sustainably and nutritiously feed itself.
fried chicken

Home cooks are taking big risks

Undercooked chicken and unwashed hands are among the unsafe practices common in American kitchens.

Today's statin users eat and weigh more than predecessors

People who take the cholesterol-lowering drugs appear to have developed a false sense of security that could lead to heart disease and other obesity-related illnesses.

Chili peppers: born in Mexico

The world's most widely grown spice crop likely was first domesticated in central-east Mexico, according to a new study by UC Davis plant scientists and other researchers.
UC President Napolitano on aerial tour

President Napolitano tours California agriculture

UC President Janet Napolitano witnessed firsthand the effects of the drought and learned about the university’s efforts to help farmers increase water efficiency and improve crop yields.

A mission of nutrition, a wardrobe of fruits and veggies

She may be an introvert, but Lindy West is determined to do what it takes — including venturing out in public dressed as a snap pea — to help employees eat healthier diets.
Tim Galarneau

Food system career started with a single bite

Sampling a tasty tomato set Tim Galarneau on the path to blending agriculture and food with sustainability.