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Comments sought on proposed Presidential Policy on Export Controls
Posted 3/17/2017 - UC Office of the President is inviting employees to comment on a proposed new Presidential Policy on Export Controls. The proposed policy seeks to provide a framework for all University locations to develop further local export-control compliance...

Bell named Vice Provost–Statewide Programs/Strategic Initiatives
Posted 3/16/2017 - Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce that Mark Bell has accepted the Vice Provost–Statewide Programs/Strategic Initiatives position. Mark, who has served as director of the UC Davis International Learning Center since 2007, will join UC ANR...

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  • 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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  • UC ANR goes to Washington

    Added March 21, 2017
    The UC ANR group at the nation's capitol from left, Gabe Youtsey, Lucas Frerichs, Clare Gupta, Dina Moore, Bill Frost,Glenda Humiston, Lorrene Ritchie, Mike Mellano, Cher Watte and Wendy Powers.

    “We visited offices of 26 of California's 55-member congressional delegation in two days!” said Lucas Frerichs, government and community relations manager.  On March 6-9, a UC ANR delegation attended the 35th Annual Council on...

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