Tag: Kevin Folta

UF/IFAS Researchers Will Try to Educate Public on Genetically Edited Food

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Genetic improvement of food crops sometimes gets a bad rap, but University of Florida researchers plan to educate consumers so they can make more informed decisions at the grocery store. To help combat misinformation, four… Read More

$2 million UF/IFAS study to focus on antibiotic resistance; $500,000 study on taste retention

Jeong, left, and Folta, right GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida scientist will try to figure out how antibiotic-resistant microorganisms get into cattle. Another will study how to get tomatoes and strawberries to retain their flavors and… Read More

UF/IFAS study finds light can change flavor, scent volatiles in plants and fruits

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — There’s an old head-scratcher that asks whether the refrigerator light really goes out when you close the door. The answer may be about to change. Scientists have known for hundreds of years that plants respond… Read More

UF/IFAS associate professor wins 2013 Postdoc Mentoring Award

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Kevin Folta, a University of Florida associate professor and interim chair of the horticultural sciences department, is a recipient of the 2013 Postdoc Mentoring Award. Folta,… Read More