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Tag: Food Science and Human Nutrition

Aiding the Florida Citrus Industry: Using Kombucha to Combat Devastating Citrus Greening Disease

Welcome to our first installment of FSHN Research Journeys, which follows the research of graduate students in the Food Science and Human Nutrition program at UF. Today’s guest poster is Dongjoo Kim, a first-year graduate student earning his… Read More

Undergraduate Student Feature: Lily Tucciarone, Dietetics

The latest superstar student in our Discover FSHN series is Lily Tucciarone, an undergraduate dietetics major in her senior year in the FSHN department at UF. Lily grew up in Cocoa, FL, and she is not only committed… Read More

Staff Feature: Herschel Johnson, Student Services Manager

A very warm welcome to Herschel Johnson, FSHN’s Manager of Student Services and advisor extraordinaire! Herschel grew up in Gainesville, attending P.K. Yonge School and spending his free time riding his bike around the UF campus. He has… Read More

Safe food production training to be available to Florida’s small and beginning farmers through new USDA grant

BY RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — A new opportunity for Florida’s small and medium-sized produce farmers will become a reality with the support of a U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety Outreach Program (FSOP) grant designed to… Read More

Sensory lab helps UF/IFAS breeders know which fruits, veggies taste, smell best

Not long ago, about 200 consumer panelists went to the University of Florida Sensory Testing Lab to taste a new blueberry developed by UF/IFAS scientists. Turns out, they liked the flavor of the ‘Sentinel’ blueberry, said its breeder,… Read More

Tomato juice with UF/IFAS-bred Garden Gem pleases palates

Florida-grown tomatoes – particularly the UF/IFAS-bred Garden Gem – pack a tasty punch for tomato juice, new University of Florida research shows. By and large, the biggest market for Florida tomatoes remains food services. They’re not generally harvested… Read More

Undergraduate Student Feature: Jennifer Jordan, Food Science

We’re excited to welcome Jennifer Jordan to the Discover FSHN Series! Jennifer Jordan is an undergraduate food science major from Tampa, FL in her last semester at UF. Read on to learn about how she chose Food Science… Read More

UF researchers receive a multi-million grant to improve food safety in fresh produce

By RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, Fla.— Outbreaks of foodborne diseases threaten the daily lives of millions of Americans, resulting in recalls and sometimes loss of life. Providing an integrated food safety system for fresh fruits and vegetables that… Read More