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Innovation

The ag-tech startup is an example of the World Food Center's aim to play a role in finding solutions.

From Lab to Launch (Comstock's Magazine)

UC Davis (including the World Food Center) churns out startups by giving its researchers a chance to mix with — and think like — entrepreneurs.


Agribusiness Innovation: A Q&A with Boston Consulting Group on Surprising Survey (Forbes)

A World Food Center event is highlighted in association with this prestigious consulting firm's new agtech investment report.


Event spotlights agtech startups (Sacramento Business Journal)

The two UC Davis agtech startups, working closely with the World Food Center, have also been highlighted by TechWire, AgFunder News and other publications recently. 


Teams Develop Apps For Ag Hackathon (CapRadio)

Lesley McClurg at Capital Public Radio interviewed hackers in the Apps for Ag and World Food Center competition. 


Interim director named for Innovation Institute for Food and Health

The institute serves as the World Food Center's innovation arm, engendering collaborations across the UC system and beyond to advance new discoveries and stimulate innovation.


Ag-tech startup helps farmers analyze water use (Phys.Org)

Water usage may be California's No. 1 topic in 2015—and last year and the one before that. As the state enters its fourth year of drought, everyone is seeking new options for monitoring and usage of this precious resource.


Healthier Outcomes

Chancellor Katehi talks at the Brookings Institution

Chancellor Katehi, President Napolitano on the World Food Center and the Cost of Obesity at the Brookings Institution. 


BranBYTES wins World Food Center Big Bang Innovation Award

The World Food Center's Josette Lewis hosted the Big Bang! awards ceremony, which included a $3,000 award from the center in the (growing) category of Food and Agriculture. 


UC Davis, China team up to improve food safety (Sacramento Bee)

The story on the new World Food Center - China and the food safety agreements tied to it was also highlighted in the Sacramento Business JournalFood Safety News and Food Quality News


An in-depth look at the lifetime economic costs of obesity (Brookings Institution)

Chancellor Katehi, President Napolitano on the World Food Center and the Cost of Obesity at the Brookings Institution. 


World Food Center partnering with AGree on Food & Nutrition (AGree)

AGree is partnering with UC Davis’ World Food Center to develop a collaborative demonstration project to identify scalable approaches for improving health through food and nutrition in California agricultural communities.


Sustainability


California, Netherlands sign agreement to support UC Davis in Climate Smart Agriculture

The WFC and UC Davis are teaming up with California climate and ag agencies, the UC Global Food Initiative and Wageningen UR—the #2 ag university in the world—to adapt food systems to a changing planet.


The U.N. celebrates 70 years with new, ambitious goals

“As the world is changing in terms of rising income and population,” says Josette Lewis in this Davis Enterprise profile, “the role of agriculture is changing.”


Climate Change Through the Lens of Food Security

LIsten to the World Affairs podcast with the WFC's Josette Lewis.


Davis think-tank event invites solutions to world hunger (Sacramento Bee)

"Net Impact chose to launch the sustainable food think tank at UC Davis because of its rich agricultural history and its investment in global hunger solutions."


Connecting science

University-business collaborations key to global food security

University-business collaborations key to global food security (Diplomatic Courier)

WFC Director Roger Beachy explains in this op-ed the importance of reaching across academic disciplines and bridging the divide from university and industry partners. 


Can This Scientist Unite Genetic Engineers and Organic Farmers? (National Geographic)

IFAL's Pamela Ronald isolates genes in rice that feeds millions. Her integrative approach to agriculture could be an even bigger game-changer.


 UC Davis front and center of UC Global Food Initiative (CA&ES)



Top photo: Roger Beachy, Josephy Glauber (IFPRI) and Christine Stewart (UC Davis) speak at The World Food Prize