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Food & Drink

Want sweeter strawberries? You might have to wait until this lawsuit ends

Strawberries grown in California have been getting plumper, juicier and sweeter over the years, thanks in large part to a world-renowned plant-breeding program at UC Davis. But the breeding program is caught in the grips of a multimillion-dollar lawsuit filed by two former UC Davis scientists – a case that the scientists’ lawyers say has halted the flow of plant innovation from the Davis labs for the time being.

Food Science

Feast Q&A: UCD professor named 2015 World Agriculture Prize Laureate

R. Paul Singh, a UC Davis professor emeritus who has held dual appointments in the Food Science and Technology and Biological and Agricultural Engineering departments, arrived at the university in 1975. Since then, he has become known for his innovative work, including the creation of a food-processing system for NASA’s first manned mission to Mars. He also has played a significant role in establishing food-technology programs in countries such as Brazil, India, Portugal and Thailand.

Food Science

UC Davis seeks to turn little water into wine

The main vineyard at the University of California, Davis, currently relies on 4 to 6 gallons of water to produce each gallon of wine. As soon as next year, researchers hope new technologies can reduce that vineyard demand to as little as 1 gallon of water per gallon of wine.

Videos

Watch from above how area's robust green grass has dried up

This video, courtesy National Weather Service Sacramento, shows how the spring 2017 robust grass crop from this winter's storms has really dried up over the past month. Wildfire activity has started to pick up across central and southern portions of the state as vegetation dries out.
National Weather Service Sacramento Video edited by David Caraccio
Watch from above how area's robust green grass has dried up 0:21

Watch from above how area's robust green grass has dried up

Stranded travelers at Sacramento airport talk about outage hassle 0:58

Stranded travelers at Sacramento airport talk about outage hassle

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Raiders begin Phase 3 of offseason program

Mulvaney on Trump’s FY18 Budget: It's ‘Taxpayer first’ 1:47

Mulvaney on Trump’s FY18 Budget: It's ‘Taxpayer first’