Category: Invasive Species

Artificial sweetener could help soybean plants resist rust disease, UF researchers say

Saccharin, the artificial sweetener used in diet drinks and other consumer products, has an unexpected sweet agricultural benefit: It helps soybean plants ward off a disease that threatens the entire soybean industry, University of Florida researchers say. If… Read More

UF food scientists call for new science in food safety

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Some University of Florida food scientists say U.S. food safety procedures need to get out of the 1960s and into the era of biotechnology. Back then, America’s scientists devised a system to ensure astronauts’ food… Read More

UF researchers find potential malaria treatment may extend to Legionnaires’ disease, botulism

Caption at the bottom of the page. Click here for full image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have found that a potential strategy for treating malaria also extends to the bacteria behind maladies such as Legionnaires’… Read More