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FRE Undergraduate Wyatt Basen recognized with Scholarship Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research on Food Distribution and Marketing at Food Distribution Research Society Annual Conference

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November 1, 2022

FRE undergraduate Wyatt Basen was recognized with the Scholarship Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research on Food Distribution and Marketing at the Food Distribution Research Society annual conference on Monday, Oct. 24th.  Basen, ... READ MORE

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Tags: Food & Economics Research, Food And Resource Economics, Food And Resource Economics Awards, FRE Undergraduate

FRE Faculty Member Di Fang explores impact of COVID-19 on food insecurity among SNAP program users through new research grant. 

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August 17, 2022

Food and Resource Economics associate professor Di Fang will be using agricultural economic research to explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on food insecurity and nutritional outcomes for those using Supplemental Nutritional Assistance ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Food, Food And Resource Economics, Food And Resource Economics Research

Restaurant Customers value sustainability in seafood and are willing to pay more for it, UF Researchers say.

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July 19, 2022

Highlights Consumers prefer seafood entrees more transparent information at casual and fine dining restaurants. Country of origin was unimportant, showing customer choices at restaurants differ from those made at grocery stores. Consumers ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Featured, Food And Resource Economics, Food And Resource Economics Research, Seafood, Seafood Sustainability, Special Topics, Sustainability, UF/IFAS Research
FRED AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

FRE Graduate Student Faith Aiya awarded Outstanding Student Poster in AAEA Competition

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July 14, 2022

Food and Resource Economics graduate student Faith Aiya was awarded Outstanding Student Poster from the Agriculture and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) in the Specialty Crops Economics section.  The specialty crops section of the ... READ MORE

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Tags: Food & Economics Research, Food And Research Economics Students, Food And Resource Economics, Food And Resource Economics Awards, FRE Student Spotlights

World Ocean Day: Food and Resource Economics Research on Marine Economies Promotes Ocean Sustainability

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June 8, 2022

First proposed by Canada at the Earth Summit in 1992, World Ocean Day began being coordinated by the Ocean Project in 2002 as an annual international effort on June 8 to bring awareness to issues regarding the protection and restoration of ocean ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Fishery Sustainability, Food & Economics Research, Food And Resource Economics, FRE Research Highlights, Marine Economics, Ocean Sustainability, Sustainability

Do Plastic Warning Labels Reduce Consumers’ Willingness to Pay for Plastic Egg Packaging? New FRE research study finds out.

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May 25, 2022

Reducing plastic waste is often proposed as an action item when it comes to sustainability. Since product packaging makes up almost the largest category of plastic waste (41%) in the United States, it makes sense that looking at alternative ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Food & Economics Research, Food And Resource Economics, Student Research, Sustainability

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