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Category: Food Safety

Plastics and Earth’s Ocean: Part 2

That plastic bottle that you saw floating ashore will eventually enter our food chain. This is Part 2 of a blog series covering plastic pollution in Earth’s oceans.  Read Part 1 here. Impacts on climate change  Oil, gas,… Read More

Study: How a unique family of bacteria hides from the immune system

The Yersinia family of bacteria, which includes the bacterium that causes bubonic plague, can cause infections that are difficult for the human immune system to clear and can result in complications such as reactive arthritis. Researchers have discovered… Read More

Sustainability in Urban Food Production in Broward County

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Why is Sustainable Urban Food Production Important? Globally, more than half of the population is living in urban areas that rely upon external supplies of resources, such… Read More

Virtual contest leads to industry collaboration

While 2020 looked different for the meat science program at UF, the limitations of the year also led to a creative twist on an intercollegiate contest and a new industry-oriented class. The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) Reciprocal… Read More

Fish of Florida: Yellowtail Snapper (Ocyurus chrysurus) Species Profile

Yellowtail Snapper, Ocyurus chrysurus Florida State Record: 10 lbs 3 oz, Ft. Myers 2015 IGFA World Record: 11 lbs 0 oz, Bermuda 2004 For most current yellowtail snapper regulations please check out this FWC page, Gulf Council Fisheries Management Council,… Read More

Fish of Florida: Hogfish (Lachnolaimus maximus) Species Profile

Male Hogfish. Note the darker pigmentation on the face and steeper sloping head when compared to a female of this species. Hogfish, Lachnolaimus maximus Florida State Record: 19 lbs 8 oz, Daytona 1962 IGFA World Record: 21 lbs… Read More