Tag: survey

Florida peaches pack a punch as a succulent snack

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida peaches make for a succulent snack, say consumers surveyed by a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher. That’s encouraging news for Florida producers trying to expand their reach, not only… Read More

UF/IFAS study finds consumer knowledge gap on genetically modified food

Brandon McFadden GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While consumers are aware of genetically modified crops and food, their knowledge level is limited and often at odds with the facts, according to a newly published study by a University of Florida… Read More

Florida citrus growers: 80 percent of trees infected by greening

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s citrus growers say as much as 90 percent of their acreage and 80 percent of their trees are infected by the deadly greening disease, which is making a huge dent in the state’s $10.7… Read More

UF/IFAS study sheds light on how willing we are to adjust our energy bills

See caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — All it takes is six questions. You answer those, and University of Florida researchers say contractors will know how willing you are to upgrade your home for energy efficiency and whether you… Read More

UF/IFAS study sheds light on homebuyer types

Randy Cantrell GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Some homebuyers want to live near the best schools and shopping. Others favor houses that look gorgeous from the outside. Still others are motivated by the house’s cleanliness. But a University of Florida… Read More

Survey shows Floridians have concerns about food safety, GMOs

Graphics available by emailing bradbuck@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While Floridians believe they do a fairly good job of keeping themselves safe from foodborne illnesses, they aren’t always clear about which foods, preparation techniques or cooking methods pose the… Read More

PIE Center survey: Floridians value water, but not ‘all in’ on conservation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians value water, almost as much as they value money and their health — just don’t ask them to time themselves in the shower. An online survey of 516 Floridians found that interest in water… Read More

UF/IFAS survey reveals Floridians conflicted about immigrants, related policies

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians have negative feelings about undocumented immigrants, but an overwhelming majority favor policy that would allow such immigrants a path to U.S. citizenship, a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences survey… Read More