Making News

Erika Estrada featured in "Turning College Into A Career" Zann Gates February 10, 2022

FST Ph.D. student Erika Estrada is featured in UC Admission blog's "Turning College into a Career" by Abigail Loomis, February 9th, 2022.  She is featured with another first-generation student, Irving Huerta (Political Science and Sustainable Environmental Design graduate, B.A. '20).  You can read more about their journeys and aspirations at the article here: https://www.ucdavis.edu/admissions/blog/turning-college-into-a-career.  

Why Food Science Departments Need Leadership Boards

February 09, 2022

Longtime Food Science and Technology Leadership Board members Jacqueline Beckley and Leslie Herzog authored an article for IFT Digital Exclusives, February 7th, 2022: "Why Food Science Departments Need Leadership Boards".  In the article, they start with the history of food science leadership boards, ways in which they offer support to the departments, board member selection, charters, and opportunties for board members.  The pair draw on their considerable experience over the past three decades at four different university food science departments.  

Linda J. Harris is new AAAS Fellow

January 26, 2022
The Department of Food Science and Technology is pleased to announce that Linda J. Harris, Professor of Cooperative Extension was elected to the rank American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow by the Council of AAAS. 

California pushes composting to lower food waste emissions

December 13, 2021

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Banana peels, chicken bones and leftover veggies won’t have a place in California trashcans under the nation’s largest mandatory residential food waste recycling program that’s set to take effect in January.

The effort is designed to keep landfills in the most populous U.S. state clear of food waste that damages the atmosphere as it decays. When food scraps and other organic materials break down they emit methane, a greenhouse gas more potent and damaging in the short-term than carbon emissions from fossil fuels.

Wonderful Company Awards UC Davis biotech spinout BCD Bioscience

December 03, 2021
Congratulations to BCD Bioscience (founded by UC Davis scientists Matt Amicucci (former FST grad), Bruce German (Foods for Health and Food Science and Technology), Carlito Lebrilla (Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine and Chemistry), and Dave Mills (Food Science and Technology) for being one of two applicants to win the inaugural Wonderful Innovation Challenge!
Department Seminar Series - FST 290, November 17, 2021 Zann Gates November 17, 2021
You are invited to attend the UC Davis Department of Food Science and Technology seminar on Wednesday November 17th at 4:10 PM by Zoom.  
Department Seminar Series - FST 290, November 10, 2021 Zann Gates November 09, 2021
You are invited to attend the UC Davis Department of Food Science and Technology seminar on Wednesday November 10th at 4:10 PM by Zoom.