African Plant Breeding Academy launch

New plant breeding academy graduates to improve Africa’s ‘orphan’ crops

UC Davis-run academy is designed to increase food security and help eliminate malnutrition and stunting among Africa’s youth.

overweight boy with slice of cake (iStock)

Obese children’s brains respond more to sugar

Most of us light up at the taste of a sweet treat. But the response is heightened in overweight children, suggesting that they may be predisposed to crave more sugar.

Winning entries, Food College contest

Playing with food pays off for UC Produce Collage Contest winners

Fine art and late night comedy inspired the creators of the winning entries.

burger and fries

Even those who know better find junk food irresistible

The sight of a burger and fries pushes our happy button, even if you know a salad is better for you.

Thanksgiving foods

12 things you didn't know about holiday foods

To highlight the UC Global Food Initiative, here is a sampling of holiday-themed UC food research from each campus.

Student created Feeding Forward fights hunger, food waste

Web platform connects organizations that have surplus perishable food with social agencies that feed the hungry.

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.

UCSF launches sugar science initiative

Research and education project is designed to highlight the impact of added sugar on health.

Young women eating Chinese takeout food (iStock)

Historian serves up the story of Chinese food in America

'Chop Suey, USA' explores how the popular ethnic cuisine altered our gastronomic landscape.

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.

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