News Archive

Young tech entrepreneurs take bite out of hunger

"Food is the new social activism," Josette Lewis says in this UC news story on food innovation. 

WFC judges, UC Davis wins in 30 Under 30 Awards

Four UC Davis students or alumni were recognized this week as pioneers and innovators for extraordinary contributions in food.

Supporting UC Davis’ top nutrition researchers

The World Food Center supported UC Davis nutrition professors at the 2016 Consortium of Universities for Global Health in a discussion on stunting, wasting and obesity in children among other global health targets.

Hopmans to lead World Food Center on interim basis

Jan W. Hopmans will serve as interim director of the World Food Center effective May 1, on a partial appointment. 

World Food Center partners with FAO, USAID on nutrition resource

The collaboration has led to a much-needed tool for measuring dietary diversity, a key factor in diet quality. 

Global Food Professionals program launches with World Bank

The World Food Center is launching the Global Food Professionals program to equip the next generation of public- and private-sector leaders with the education, skills and experience to tackle 21st Century challenges in the planet's food system.

WFC sponsors policy fellowships in Climate-Smart Ag

The Emerging Leaders in Policy and Public Service Fellows will work in summer public policy positions in state agencies and the legislature, nonprofits and UC Davis policy centers. The World Food Center will sponsor a position at the CDFA for an ELIPPS fellow. 

The WFC will also sponsor a summer fellowship position in the World Bank's Climate Change division for UC Davis graduate students. Application process to be announced Apr. 4. 

UC Davis and Europe’s lead ag university join forces with policymakers on climate and food science

Two of the world's top-ranking agricultural universities are teaming up with California and international policymakers to tackle one of the greatest challenges to food systems across the planet.

UC Davis scientists advise AB 32 climate policy

The World Food Center hosted the CDFA, the ARB and the Department of Conservation in a forum on California’s climate plan.

Our biggest news of 2015

Water security, hackathons, China food safety and many more activities lifted the World Food Center and UC Davis to global platform in 2015. 

Planting seeds for the future of food

World Food Center Associate Director Josette Lewis represented the U.S. as co-author on this report on the findings from a conference hosted by Nestle. 

Sustainability at core of water policy talks

The challenge of feeding a growing and changing planet begins with water and follows a roadmap of international partnerships that lead to global investments.

Uncommon collaborations fuel innovation conference

Hackers competed for the best food apps, precision ag leaders paved a roadmap with the World Food Center, agtech startups pitched ideas and investors shared advice on successful agtech models.

Agtech consortium seeks partners

UC Davis and the World Food Center are launching the Consortium to Advance Next Generation Precision Irrigation and Fertilizer Management Systems. With partners in agtech innovation, the consortium will advance the commercial development and adoption of integrated irrigation and fertilizer management solutions.

Beachy leads UC Davis panel at World Food Prize

Known as the Nobel of food and agriculture, the World Food Prize for the first time ever featured a UC Davis-led panel discussion on stage this week.

Pamela Ronald, Roger Beachy among most influential in biotechnology

Scientific American recently named the 100 most influential people in biotechnology, two of which are affiliated with the World Food Center: Roger Beachy, the founding director, and Pamela Ronald, a faculty director for the Insitute for Food and Agricultural Literacy, initiated by the World Food Center.

Symposium calls for food security, not food uncertainty

The first annual symposium by the Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy convened journalists, scientists and foodies to discuss the controversies surrounding genetic engineering technologies. 

Nutrition app takes Food Hackathon grand prize

A UC Davis student and his team, with help from a World Food Center advisor, have developed an award-winning idea for a software application helping consumers choose foods that meet their medication needs.

UC Davis ranked #1 in ag, forestry and vet sciences

The University of California, Davis, ranks No. 1 in the world for teaching and research in agriculture and forestry as well as veterinary sciences, according to data released today by QS World University Rankings. This is the third consecutive year that UC Davis has been ranked first in agriculture and forestry by QS.