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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

The 2022 Flavor Summit is taking a slight pivot

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — While excitement is growing about the 2nd annual Flavor Summit-Industry Perspectives this February 22-24, several potential participants have shared their concerns about attending in person because of the Covid omicron variant. … Read More

Breast milk of mothers who received COVID-19 vaccine contains antibodies that fight illness

Mother and baby

The breast milk of lactating mothers vaccinated against COVID-19 contains a significant supply of antibodies that may help protect nursing infants from the illness, according to new research from the University of Florida. For the… Read More

Florida’s food supply chain industries asked to share how they fared in 2020

Responses are sought from anyone who contributes to the food supply chain. Specifically, this is a call for responses from Florida businesses, but other responses are welcomed and will be assessed as part of a… Read More

UF researchers help expand indoor gardening trend triggered by pandemic

COVID-19 led many people to start gardening, and it’s no passing fancy. Recent research shows that about 80% of those who took up gardening since the beginning of COVID-19 will continue the pastime in 2021…. Read More

Upcoming event: Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference 2021

The UF/IFAS food and resource economics department (FRED) hosts a conference each spring to examine critical policy issues facing Florida agribusiness leaders and provide insights on economic factors that can inform business and policy decisions…. Read More

Pandemic eating among the food-secure: more comfort foods, but not a drastic increase

During the first three months of the pandemic, food-secure people did not change their eating habits very much, although some of them turned a bit more to comfort foods, new University of Florida research shows…. Read More