Tag: News

Squirrel Appreciation Day is Jan. 21: Here are six reasons to start loving these nutty critters

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Squirrels often get a bad rap. They raid bird feeders. They can chew through just about anything. They dart out in front of cars. But, while sometimes inconvenient for humans, this oft-labeled “nuisance” animal has… Read More

UF scientists: Precision agriculture could help feed hungry planet in the future

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As we begin 2018, there are more than 7.4 billion people on planet Earth. By 2050, that number is expected to reach 9.8 billion. With so many more people to feed, plus the uncertainties of… Read More

UF study: Aged garlic extract may help obese adults combat inflammation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Aged garlic extract may help obese people ward off painful inflammation and lower cholesterol levels, a new University of Florida study shows. Obesity has grown into a serious health issue worldwide, especially in Western countries…. Read More

UF team to help innovate retrofits for homes for people with disabilities 

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Imagine using your living room as a dining room or your kitchen as a bedroom – complete with handicap-accessible equipment. University of Florida researchers will help develop those conversions, as they work on a three-year,… Read More

UF study questions existence of rule relating animal size and temperature

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences doctoral student’s study turns a long-accepted scientific rule on its head. The study found that animals are unlikely to change in size as the climate… Read More

UF expert gives tips to cut your energy costs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — We take for granted lights, comfortable temperatures and long, hot showers until we get the monthly energy bill. Jan. 10, which is National Cut Your Energy Costs Day, serves as a reminder of how we… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers working to help restore Lake Apopka

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Every so often, Carrie Adams and Laura Reynolds take a boat onto Lake Apopka to toss plants into the water. They hope the plants take root in the lake and help stimulate the process that… Read More

UF gets $8.7 million grant to improve nutritional quality and food safety in Ethiopia, Burkina Faso

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) announces an $8.7 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation over five years to fund research aimed at tackling global hunger… Read More

Solutions to citrus greening top 10 2017 UF/IFAS stories

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – From lobsters to oranges, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences embraced stories of resilience and change during 2017. The top 10 stories for UF/IFAS during 2017 include finding ways to manage… Read More