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'Functional Ice' Shows Food Industry How to Keep Cool and Reduce Loss

Over 133 billion pounds of food per year is lost due to waste at different stages in the farm-to-fork continuum.

Restoring Access to Native Foods May Reduce Tribal Food Insecurity

Native Americans suffer from the highest rates of food insecurity, poverty, and diet-related disease in the United States. A new study finds that Native American communities could improve their food security with a greater ability to hunt, fish, gather, and preserve their own food.

Pollen Collected By U.S. Honey Bees in Urban Settings Show Dramatic Seasonal Variation

The diversity and availability of pollen foraged by honey bees across urban and suburban areas in the United States varies drastically with the seasons.

Crop Signaling for Automated Weed/Crop Differentiation and Mechanized Weed Control in Vegetable Crops

Hand-weeding is an expensive component in vegetable weed management, but labor availability and costs are critically important factors for growers to remain profitable.

Produce Life and Quality

Fruits and vegetables are essential components of a healthy diet and can decrease the risk of chronic disease.

Cal State Fullerton's Arboretum Grows Next Gen Farmers

Lady bugs are a sign of good luck, but this group isn’t relying on ladybugs to bring luck to their crops. In fact, science is at the root of their flourishing farm. This article was originally published April 3, 2019, by Spectrum News.

When Life Gives You Sour Lemons, Use Genetics to Find Out Why

Identification of genes responsible for sour taste in citrus fruit may enable the creation of new, sweeter varieties.

Wildfires Affect Nitrogen and Water Quality

Forest fires are increasing in frequency and intensity in the western United States. Researchers at the University of California, Davis evaluated the effects of wildfire on the molecular transformation of nitrogen.

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