Fresh idea brings campus produce to UC Davis pantry

New Fresh Focus program offers surplus, blemished or odd-shaped produce from the Student Farm to students in need.

UC Davis honored for agricultural leadership in Afghanistan

Extension project, launched in 2011, has helped rebuild Afghanistan’s agricultural industry.

Victoria Salas works on the UC Santa Cruz farm

Food for thought

UC Santa Cruz — 'the Mothership' of organic agriculture — has much to offer UC's ambitious Global Food Initiative.

From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe: UC research spans the globe

UC’s global reach can be seen from health to agriculture, sustainability to tech commercialization and bridge-building efforts such as the president-led UC Global Food Initiative and UC-Mexico Initiative.

Building global food security through produce research

$18.75 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development will boost international fruit and vegetable research.

live chickens

No sign of health or nutrition problems from GMO livestock feed

The performance and health of food-producing animals consuming genetically engineered feed, first introduced 18 years ago, has been comparable to that of animals consuming non-GE feed.

scarlet macaws

Changes in farming practices can save evolutionary diversity

A new study by biologists at UC Berkeley and Stanford University highlights the dramatic hit on evolutionary diversity when forests are transformed into agricultural lands.

bollworm caterpillar

Evolutionary biology key to tackling diverse global problems

Drug-resistant diseases, pesticide-resistant bugs and animals threatened by climate change are signs of human-driven evolution getting out of control. A multi-university team calls for solutions.

Irrigation in Stanislaus County

California has given away rights to far more water than it has

Researchers reveal state is overextended and is using complicated and outdated water policies.

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.

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