Health

Fields on Fire: Alternatives to Crop Residue Burning in India

August 20, 2019
A new article in the journal Science – Fields on Fire: Alternatives to Crop Residue Burning in India – addresses the environmental problems associated with crop burning in India, and presents alternatives such as changing cropping systems and adopting different management practices. J.K. Ladha, Plant Sciences, UC Davis, is a co-author.

Gail Taylor Wants Watercress to Be the Next Kale (Podcast with Gail Taylor)

June 24, 2019
In this podcast, Gail Taylor talks about the difficulties in breeding leafy greens for food safety and why it’s imperative to begin thinking about how plant breeders can contribute to food safety. In the future, Taylor really wants to have the ability to breed a safer-to-eat lettuce.

Breeding Crops for Enhanced Food Safety

June 18, 2019
Plant breeders and food safety experts held a conference at UC Davis to discuss issues relevant to food safety, including microbial contamination control in produce throughout the food chain (seeds, field production, pre- and postharvest, packaging, distribution, marketing). Conference chair was Professor Maeli Melotto, Plant Sciences, UC Davis.

Making the Case for Fruits and Vegetables

March 08, 2019
The importance of eating fruits and vegetables is making headlines again, with studies on nutrition security, nutrient consumption, and a global diet with increased consumption of fruits and vegetables to meet healthy diet goals.

Plant Breeding Academy Addresses Global Food Needs

March 04, 2019
To address the global shortage of plant breeders and enable future food security, the UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy offers a professional development certificate program in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

UC Davis Partners in USAID-Funded Project to Improve Nutrition Worldwide

January 15, 2019
Improving nutrition for women and children in low- and middle-income countries around the globe. "USAID Advancing Nutrition" will bring together international and local organizations from various sectors to design, implement and evaluate activities that fight malnutrition.