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Keeping It Fresh

Jul 22, 2015 Robin DeRieux University of California, Davis
Postharvest training and education at UC Davis.
Video courtesy Elizabeth Mitcham | UC Davis Postharvest Technology Center

The UC Davis Postharvest Technology Center works to reduce postharvest losses and improve the quality, safety, and marketability of fresh horticultural products.

“Postharvest training and education is extremely important because statistics show that we lose about 40 percent of all the food that we actually produce, and a lot of that is lost at the postharvest stage,” said CA&ES Dean Helene Dillard.

CA&ES Dean Helene Dillard is featured in a brief video produced by the Postharvest Technology Center about the importance of postharvest education and the professional opportunities available to UC Davis graduates who study postharvest technology.

Undergraduate student Genevieve Puccinelli emphasizes how important it is that people understand the effort that goes into producing the food that finds its way to their plate every day. UC Davis alumnus Eduardo Kerbel, who works for Dole Fresh Fruit International, discusses the broad career opportunities in the postharvest field.




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