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As holidays near, research notes differences in countries’ food-waste habits, perceptions

With the holidays approaching, many people will buy a lot of food, and some will throw much of it out, particularly uneaten fruits and vegetables. New University of Florida research shows a common refrain among grocery shoppers in… Read More

Grocery Shopping for Your Health: Produce department – fruits

In our last “Grocery Shopping for Your Health” post, we talked about building a healthier way of eating. Now that we have an idea about our eating patterns, let’s get shopping. First, there are plenty of places where… Read More

Savor the Flavor of Florida Summer

I cannot be the only one noticing the mangoes dripping off the trees across south Orlando. The bountiful blushy pink fruits remind us that Florida’s summers are not quite the food deserts that we dramatize. In fact, Florida… Read More

IFAS seeks input on urban agriculture issues, priorities

The UF/IFAS College of Agricultural Life and Sciences sent the following request May 26, re an urban agriculture survey: Tell us about your urban agriculture needs, barriers, and opportunities. Dr. Catherine Campbell at the University of Florida’s Department… Read More

UF/IFAS hosts global plant breeding virtual meeting January 28-29

Media Contact: Brad Buck, 352-875-2641 (mobile), bradbuck@ufl.edu WHO: The UF Plant Science Council and UF/IFAS plant-breeding faculty and students. WHAT: Students and faculty from UF/IFAS and around the world present the Fifth Annual Plant Science Symposium. During this… Read More

They Are Healthy For a Reason

It’s no secret, fruits and vegetables provide many health benefits. Research has shown that people who consume a diet plentiful in fruits and vegetables as part of an overall healthy meal plan are likely to have reduced risk… Read More