Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

ANR News Blog

  • USDA's nutrition advice doesn't align with spending

    Added March 8, 2017
    Fruits and vegetables are highly perishable, which makes growing, harvesting, storing and shipping complicated and expensive.

    According to the USDA's dietary recommendations - which are represented in the MyPlate infographic - half the food Americans eat should be fruit and vegetables. However, the same agency allocates under one-half of 1 percent of agency funds...

  • Researchers raise concern over paraquat health risks

    Added March 7, 2017
    Weeds will compete with a new orchard for water, sun and nutrients, and interfere with harvest in mature orchards. Weeds in this orchard were killed with an herbicide.

    The popular herbicide paraquat works well and is inexpensive, but emerging research shows a correlation of paraquat exposure and Parkinson's disease, reported Kerry Klein on Valley Public Radio. Klein met with UC Cooperative Extension weed...

  • Sourcing sustainable food for students is a success

    Added March 6, 2017
    California grown plums can be sourced sustainably to help meet the goals of the UC Global Food Initiative.

    The UC system's goal to purchase 20 percent of its food from sustainable sources by 2020, one of the efforts connected to the UC Global Food Initiative, has already been achieved four years early, reported Scott Thill on Civil Eats. The residence dining...

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