Research

DiCaprio and Marco Lead Fermented Foods Study

October 09, 2020

It’s not always easy to find silver linings during the COVID-19 pandemic, but here’s one that food scientists at the University of California, Davis, have discovered: More people are exploring the ancient art of fermented foods.

“My mom made her first batch of sauerkraut this summer,” said Maria Marco, a microbiologist and food science professor with the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “With so many of us sheltering-in-place, fermented foods are more popular than ever.”

FST at Virtual 2020 Annual IAFP Meeting, October 26-28, 2020 Zann Gates October 05, 2020

Several of our Food Science and Technology faculty and graduate students will be participating at the upcoming Virtual 2020 Annual IAFP Meeting, to be held October 26-28, 2020. Check out the IAFP website for the complete program information.

Bibliometric Analysis of Brewing Publications Confirms Importance of UC Davis in Beer Brewing Science Zann Gates September 28, 2020

In an interesting new publication from the Journal of the Institute of Brewing, “Bibliometric analysis and mapping of publications on brewing science from 1940 to 2018”, a bibliometric analysis and mapping was performed (using English language peer reviewed literature from the Scopus database and mapping using the VOSviewer clustering software) in order to review the historical trends in global brewing research, identify current opportunities and emerging trends, and uncover future key drivers.  

UC Davis Establishes Research, Training in Cultivated Meat

September 23, 2020

Is cultivated meat — essentially, animal protein grown under lab conditions — a nourishing prospect to help feed the world, or is it more sizzle than steak? A consortium of researchers at the University of California, Davis, aims to explore the long-term sustainability of cultivated meat, supported by a new grant of up to $3.55 million from the National Science Foundation Growing Convergence program, in addition to previous support from the Good Food Institute and New Harvest.

Research Profile: Mason Earles

August 10, 2020

Dr. Mason Earles joined UC Davis in the Fall of 2019 as an assistant professor in the Departments of Viticulture & Enology and Biological and Agricultural Engineering. Prior to coming to UC Davis, he worked at Apple, Inc.

White Paper: Successful management and mitigation of smoke exposed grapes: A needs assessment of the Pacific Coast grape and wine industry

August 04, 2020

In recent years, the grape and wine industry in the western United States has experienced repeated smoke exposures from wildfires. These have resulted in wines with characteristic off aromas and flavors that have come to be known as smoke taint. There are examples of smoke tainted wines from at least five of the past ten vintages from California, Oregon or Washington State; all three states produced affected wines in 2017 and 2018.