Food Science

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

Cats, birds rescued from South Natomas house fire

Sacramento Fire Department crews rescued multiple cats and birds from a house fire Saturday on Norbert Way in South Natomas. Two adults were evacuated safely. There were no injuries reported, and cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Sacramento Fire Department
Cats, birds rescued from South Natomas house fire 0:46

Cats, birds rescued from South Natomas house fire

Man shot at 10th and J streets in Sacramento 1:44

Man shot at 10th and J streets in Sacramento

12-year-old's mic is cut off while coming out to her Mormon church 3:55

12-year-old's mic is cut off while coming out to her Mormon church

Sacramento Kings draft picks Fox, Mason, Jackson and Giles get loud and warm welcome 0:48

Sacramento Kings draft picks Fox, Mason, Jackson and Giles get loud and warm welcome