UC Davis Feeding a Growing Population News https://www.ucdavis.edu/ UC Davis Feeding a Growing Population News for UC Davis en Parasitic Weeds Threaten Tomato Plants on California Farms https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/parasitic-weeds-threaten-tomato-plants-on-california-farms UC Davis leads the way in sustainable agriculture, employing innovative research to combat the invasive broomrape weed threatening California's tomato industry. September 26, 2023 Jocelyn C Anderson https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/parasitic-weeds-threaten-tomato-plants-on-california-farms Winemaking 101? More like VEN127L https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/winemaking-101 Discover how a winemaking course at UC Davis prepares students for careers in the wine industry, and explore the importance of innovation in wine production. July 25, 2023 Tatiana Muniz https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/winemaking-101 Study Reveals Potential Breakthrough in Grapevine Disease Resistance https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/study-reveals-potential-breakthrough-grapevine-disease-resistance UC Davis and UC Irvine scientists identify genes that could be introduced into grapevines to enhance resistance to Pierce's Disease. June 15, 2023 Amy M Quinton https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/study-reveals-potential-breakthrough-grapevine-disease-resistance Nearly 70% of Private Label Avocado Oil Rancid or Mixed With Other Oils https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/70%25-private-label-avocado-oil-rancid-or-mixed-other-oils UC Davis researchers find that most private label avocado oils are rancid or mixed with other oils or additives. May 24, 2023 Amy M Quinton https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/70%25-private-label-avocado-oil-rancid-or-mixed-other-oils Sexing Chicken Eggs by Scent https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/sexing-chicken-eggs-scent <p>Fertilized chicken eggs can be sexed by “sniffing” volatile chemicals emitted through the shell, according to new work by researchers at the University of California, Davis, and Sensit Ventures Inc., a startup company in Davis. <a href="https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0285726">The work is published May 22 in PLOS ONE</a>. </p> May 22, 2023 Andy Fell https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/sexing-chicken-eggs-scent Lab-Grown Meat’s Carbon Footprint Potentially Worse Than Retail Beef https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/lab-grown-meat-carbon-footprint-worse-beef Learn why UC Davis scientists say lab-grown or cultivated meat is likely worse for the climate than beef. May 22, 2023 Amy M Quinton https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/lab-grown-meat-carbon-footprint-worse-beef Winter Atmospheric Rivers Gave Pathogens, Diseases Path to Infect Crops https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/winter-atmospheric-rivers-gave-pathogens-diseases-easier-path-infect-crops Learn how California’s winter storms created perfect conditions for plant pathogens to infect crops and how UC Davis researchers are helping prevent crop damage. May 15, 2023 Amy M Quinton https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/winter-atmospheric-rivers-gave-pathogens-diseases-easier-path-infect-crops Growing Crops with Less Groundwater https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/growing-crops-less-groundwater Learn about UC Davis’ innovative approach to growing crops with less groundwater in drought-prone regions like California. Farm sustainably for a better future. April 25, 2023 Amy M Quinton https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/growing-crops-less-groundwater Alessandro Ossola Named Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/alessandro-ossola-named-innovator-food-agriculture-research UC Davis Assistant Professor Alessandro Ossola is a recipient of FFAR's 2022 New Innovator in Food &amp; Agriculture Research Award. April 24, 2023 Kat Kerlin https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/alessandro-ossola-named-innovator-food-agriculture-research UC Davis Releases 5 Strawberry Varieties Resistant to Deadly Fungal Disease https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/uc-davis-releases-5-strawberry-varieties-resistant-deadly-fungal-disease UC Davis releases five new strawberry varieties resistant to Fusarium wilt, one of the most common reasons for crop loss and death. April 18, 2023 Amy M Quinton https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/uc-davis-releases-5-strawberry-varieties-resistant-deadly-fungal-disease Can CRISPR Cut Methane Emissions From Cow Guts? https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/can-crispr-cut-methane-emissions-cow-guts UC Davis researchers will use the genome-editing tool CRISPR to cut greenhouse gas emissions from cows, in a $70-million donor-funded initiative. April 17, 2023 Amy M Quinton https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/can-crispr-cut-methane-emissions-cow-guts Fewer Than 10% of Patients Screened for Food Insecurity During Pandemic https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/patients-not-screened-for-food-insecurity-during-pandemic Only seven percent of primary care providers screened patients for food insecurity during the pandemic. A new UC Davis study finds that screening rates were even lower if the appointment was virtual. March 30, 2023 Amy M Quinton https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/patients-not-screened-for-food-insecurity-during-pandemic Can Food Banks Better Promote Nutrition and Health? https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/can-food-banks-better-promote-nutrition-and-health UC Davis researchers develop new tool to help food banks better promote nutrition and health. March 13, 2023 Amy M Quinton https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/can-food-banks-better-promote-nutrition-and-health Circadian Clock Controls Sunflower Blooms, Optimizing for Pollinators https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/circadian-clock-controls-sunflower-blooms-optimizing-pollinators <p>An internal circadian clock controls the distinctive concentric rings of flowering in sunflowers, maximizing visits from pollinators, a new study from plant biologists at the University of California, Davis, shows. The work is published Jan. 13 in eLife. </p> January 17, 2023 Andy Fell https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/circadian-clock-controls-sunflower-blooms-optimizing-pollinators Rice Breeding Breakthrough to Feed Billions https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/rice-breeding-breakthrough-feed-billions <p>An international team has succeeded in propagating a commercial hybrid rice strain as a clone through seeds with 95% efficiency. This could lower the cost of hybrid rice seed, making high-yielding, disease resistant rice strains available to low-income farmers worldwide. The work was <a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-35679-3">published</a> Dec. 27 in Nature Communications. </p> January 10, 2023 Andy Fell https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/rice-breeding-breakthrough-feed-billions Farms to Fungi to Food: Growing the Next Generation of Alternative Protein https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/farms-fungi-food-growing-next-generation-alternative-protein A solution to world hunger might start with boba and caviar. UC Davis explores alternative protein with farms and fungi. Learn more about the future of food. December 08, 2022 Andy Fell https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/farms-fungi-food-growing-next-generation-alternative-protein UC Davis and Barnstorm Foundry Announce Partnership to Identify New Markets for Food Tech https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/uc-davis-and-barnstorm-foundry-announce-partnership-identify-new-markets-food-tech <p>The<a href="https://gsm.ucdavis.edu/"> Graduate School of Management</a> at the University of California, Davis, and the UC Davis <a href="https://foodaghealth.solutions/about/">Innovation Institute for Food and Health</a> will partner with <a href="https://barnstormfoundry.com/"></a></p> November 04, 2022 Andy Fell https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/uc-davis-and-barnstorm-foundry-announce-partnership-identify-new-markets-food-tech New Sensory Immersive Room at UC Davis Simulates Real-Life Environments for Product Testing https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/new-sensory-immersive-room-uc-davis-simulates-real-life-environments-product-testing New UC Davis sensory room provides immersive experience for tasting food. October 18, 2022 Amy M Quinton https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/new-sensory-immersive-room-uc-davis-simulates-real-life-environments-product-testing Cabernet Can Survive Climate Change https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/cabernet-can-survive-climate-change UC Davis researchers find cabernet and other wine grapes can survive the extreme heat of climate change, with the right trellis system. September 29, 2022 Amy M Quinton https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/cabernet-can-survive-climate-change Agave: The New Drought-Tolerant California Crop? https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/agave-drought-tolerant-california-crop UC Davis to research whether agave plants could be a drought tolerant and sustainable crop for California, as the tequila and mezcal industry grows. August 11, 2022 Amy M Quinton https://www.ucdavis.edu/food/news/agave-drought-tolerant-california-crop