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IIFH and The Periodic Table of Food Initiative Announce New Project Supported by The Rockefeller Foundation

The Innovation Institute for Food and Health (IIFH) at UC Davis announces a nearly $500,000 grant from The Rockefeller Foundation. With support from The Rockefeller Foundation, IIFH, the North American Center of Excellence for the Periodic Table of Food Initiative (PTFI), will leverage newly developed tools from the PTFI and robust life cycle analysis to comprehensively define how agricultural practices (e.g., conventional vs. regenerative) impact the molecular composition of foods, and further, people’s health and well-being.

Alessandro Ossola Named Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research

The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research, or FFAR, named UC Davis Assistant Professor Alessandro Ossola among its 10 recipients of the 2022 New Innovator in Food & Agriculture Research Award. The award provides early-career scientists with funding to conduct audacious food and agriculture research without the pressure of securing additional funding.

Corin and Ziegler Win Guggenheim Fellowships

Two UC Davis professors ­— writer Lucy Corin and legal scholar Mary Ziegler — have been named the recipients of Guggenheim Fellowships, presented annually to individuals making their mark in the social sciences, the natural sciences, the humanities and the creative arts.

Lynda and Stewart Resnick Pledge $50M to UC Davis for Sustainability Research

The University of California, Davis, today announced that philanthropists Lynda and Stewart Resnick, co-owners of The Wonderful Company, have pledged the largest gift ever to the university by individual donors. The $50 million pledge will support the school’s longstanding commitment to address today’s most pressing challenges in agriculture and environmental sustainability.

Growing Cereal Crops With Less Fertilizer

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have found a way to reduce the amount of nitrogen fertilizers needed to grow cereal crops. The discovery could save farmers in the United States billions of dollars annually in fertilizer costs while also benefiting the environment.

FFAR Grant to Help Improve Vineyard Soil Health

The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) awarded a $999,003 Seeding Solutions grant to the University of California, Davis to assess the effects of regenerative practices on vineyard soil health. Jackson Family Wines provided matching funds for a $2.6 million total investment.

A Comprehensive Pandemic Response Program in Davis, California, Prevented Infections, Hospitalizations, and Deaths

Healthy Davis Together (HDT), a comprehensive pandemic response program in Davis, California, prevented illness and saved lives by providing regular COVID-19 testing, vaccination, and other safety precautions, according to an evaluation by Mathematica, a company focused on using data and analytics to improve public health and well-being. The article discusses the highlights and successes of HDT.