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Peanut Butter Challenge collects over 22 tons statewide

jars of peanut butter

Over 45,000 pounds of peanut butter have now been sent out to local food banks statewide following the 2021 Peanut Butter Challenge, an effort led by the Cooperative Extension offices of UF/IFAS and Florida A&M… Read More

Viruses don’t just make you sick. They affect your gut bacteria, too, study finds

Norovirus is responsible for millions of cases of food poisoning each year. New evidence suggests the common bug alters the bacteria that live in our gut. These findings shed light on the connection between the… Read More

Celebrate Florida Arbor Day with UF/IFAS Extension

A group gathers with shovels to dig a hole to plant a tree.

Florida Arbor Day lands on Jan. 21 this year and UF/IFAS has opportunities to celebrate across the Sunshine State. Events include tree giveaways, education on tree selection based on region and more. The date, shifted… Read More

UF survey: ‘Florida’ branding on orange juice helps it sell better

Consumers are more likely to buy orange juice if they think the fruit comes from Florida, new University of Florida research shows. In fact, top reasons consumers purchase orange juice include taste, health benefits and… Read More

UF Flavor Summit Returns in 2022

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — After a year’s postponement because of the Covid pandemic, the University of Florida is hosting the 2022 Flavor Summit – Industry Perspectives, February 22-24, 2022.  Industry professionals are invited to attend… Read More

UF study: Consumers like shelved tomato juice more than a refrigerated product

Tempted by the tangy taste of tomato juice? Consumers may prefer a product sold from grocery store shelves over a minimally pasteurized refrigerated product, but only by a small margin, new University of Florida research… Read More

Give the gift of knowledge this year: Shop the UF/IFAS Extension Bookstore

With more than 400 items available for purchase, the UF/IFAS Extension Bookstore has something for everyone on your list this year. These items make perfect stocking stuffers, white elephant gifts or as a treat for… Read More