Tag: Food and Resource Economics

UF/IFAS food economics expert projects increased global shrimp production

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Global shrimp production is recovering from a challenging disease, a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences professor says. Based on an annual survey of shrimp industry leaders, global farmed shrimp production… Read More

UF CALS student, faculty study cost-savings for blueberry cold protection measures

See caption for both photos below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For Tori Bradley, learning about cold weather may turn into cold hard cash for Florida blueberry growers. Bradley, a University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences graduate… Read More

UF/IFAS study: Although it’s a niche market, guava can be profitable

Please see caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Asian guava orchards can bring nine times the profit as mango and avocado, all staples of South Florida’s agricultural sector, a new University of Florida study shows. But Edward “Gilly” Evans,… Read More

UF researchers try to reduce barotrauma deaths for deep-sea fish and sustain industry

Please see caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Most recreational anglers who target deep-water reef fish in Florida recognize barotrauma symptoms, and University of Florida researchers think they can teach the other 30 percent to help save the fish…. Read More

Florida’s agriculture-related employment up 8.7 percent

Please see caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — About 1.52 million people worked full- or part-time in Florida’s agriculture, natural resources and food industries in 2013, an 8.7 percent increase in jobs over 2012, according to a new UF/IFAS… Read More

UF/IFAS survey: We like seafood, but we don’t eat enough

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nearly half of Floridians eat more seafood than they did five to 10 years ago, but 40 percent still do not eat the federally recommended dietary intake of seafood, a new UF/IFAS and Florida Sea… Read More

Laurel wilt disease likely to increase Florida avocado prices

Please see caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Growers in Florida’s $100 million-a-year avocado industry could see a rise in the price of avocados in the short term due to a reduction in domestic production, because of the deadly… Read More

UF/IFAS study: New information changes few opinions on GMOs, global warming

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — First impressions are important. So much so that even armed with new information, many people won’t change their minds about genetically modified foods and global warming, a new University of Florida study shows. In fact,… Read More