Rice disease-resistance discovery closes the loop for scientific integrity
When disease-resistant rice is invaded by disease-causing bacteria, a small protein produced by the bacteria betrays the invader. Upon recognizing that protein, the rice plants sense that a microbial attack is underway and are able to mount an immune response to fend off bacterial infection, reports a research team led by the University of California, Davis.
Fun with Fungi: Food Business is Still Mushrooming for Two Berkeley Grads
It was already their final semester at UC Berkeley, but Nikhil Arora and Alejandro Velez had never met. Both were sitting in a business ethics class when something the professor said caught their interest: It might be possible to grow gourmet mushrooms from used coffee grounds. Just a few weeks later, the two were practically best friends, brought together by an idea.
Reducing childhood obesity
More than 1,700 nutritionists and other experts on children's health gathered in San Diego to share lessons learned about efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic.
A Year In, the University of California's Global Food Initiative Sows Success and a Few Fears
In March of last year, Alice Waters, the food activist and owner of the Chez Panisse restaurant, surprised everyone by prematurely announcing the University of California's plans for a major, sweeping initiative to take on the many problems in the food system—not just on campuses but around the globe.
Stir-Fry Crickets and Sauteed Weeds: Why the Food of the Future Won't Be Nutrient Powder
Remember Tang? It was the “space age” drink that in 1962 astronaut John Glenn sipped in orbit on his Mercury flight, and for a while thought to be the next generation of orange juice. It was considered convenient because it came in powder form, was less perishable than juice, and boasted lots of vitamins and calcium.
Scholarships available for UC Santa Cruz organic farming apprenticeships
Aspiring organic farmers and gardeners are invited to apply for the 2016 Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture at UC Santa Cruz. Now in its 48th year, the Apprenticeship is the longest running university-based organic farming training program in the U.S.
Caffeine culture: UC undergrad research traces coffee's route from farm to cup
For UC Santa Cruz undergraduate Katie Slocum, an espresso habit at Verve Coffee Roasters led to employment with the specialty coffee company. And that led to an innovative, award-winning research project. The research project took her from Santa Cruz, California to Santa Barbara, Honduras, on a life