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  • Experiment in Irvine takes crops' water use to new lows

    Los Angeles Times

    Darren Haver, director of UC's South Coast Research and Extension Center, is testing to see how little water it takes to grow blueberries that are tasty and economically viable.

  • Dandelions should be the new kale


    UC Berkeley's Philip Stark is working to increase understanding about edible weeds in California with mapping and education activities, and to exert pressure on public policy.

  • Why are there so few women entrepreneurs?


    Behind the headlines is a more systemic problem of unconscious gender bias that impacts women entrepreneurs in every industry.

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  • Green Monster helps kids eat healthier

    UC Cooperative Extension nutrition educator Marc Sanchez, aka the 'Green Monster,' is helping elementary school kids overcome one of their perennial fears: eating their vegetables.

  • UC Davis student chefs compete

    UC Davis student chefs vie to put their dishes on the menu of UC Davis dining halls. It's among campus efforts to help students prepare to cook nutritious meals when they move out of residence halls.

  • Sugar hidden in plain sight

    UC Davis' Kimber Stanhope explains how the new Nutrition Facts label will reveal the amount of sugar that is added to our foods.

  • How do our bodies fight off dangerous chemicals?

    Cells are like night club bouncers, says UC San Diego's Amro Hamdoun: With every substance that a cell encounters, it has to decide which to eliminate and which to let in.

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