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A shopper grapples with products and technology in a grocery store [CREDIT: pxhere.com, Viki Mohamad]

Grocery Shopping for Your Health: Beans and other legumes


October 29, 2021

In our last post in the "Grocery Shopping for Your Health" series, we strolled into the canned foods aisle. We'll stay there for this post, as we focus on beans and other legumes. Legumes, such as dried beans, peas and lentils, are packed ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Money Matters, Work & Life
Tags: Beans, Food, Groceries, Grocery, GroceryShoppingForYourHealth, Health, Legume, Money, Nut, Nutrition, Pgm_FCS, Saving, Shop
Entomopathogenic fungi

Fungal pathogen effective control for insect associated with citrus greening


October 1, 2021

#EntomopathogenicFungi #EPF #PascoAvery #CordycepsJavanica FORT PIERCE, Fla.--- The Asian citrus psyllid transmits the bacterium associated with the most serious citrus disease worldwide---and now it has a formidable enemy in a fungal pathogen. The ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
A shopper grapples with products and technology in a grocery store [CREDIT: pxhere.com, Viki Mohamad]

Grocery Shopping for Your Health: Our new blog series


September 28, 2021

Have you ever thought about grocery shopping as what it really should be: shopping for your health? It's an unusual view, for many, but one that's really worth exploring ... and adopting. And we can help. We're developing and launching ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Money Matters, Work & Life
Tags: Featured, FIN, Food, Groceries, Grocery, GroceryShoppingForYourHealth, Health, Money, Nutrition, Pgm_FCS, Saving, Shop

Important Hurricane Preparedness Resources


August 23, 2021

Hurricane Season is a great time to review available resources to remind us of tips and suggestions to include when engaging in your disaster and emergency preparedness plans. Here are several resources I have compiled for your information and ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Disaster Anxiety, Disaster Food Safety, Disaster Planning, Disaster Stress, Emergency Preparedness, Food And Water Needs During A Hurricane, Food Keeper, Foodborne Illness, Hurricane Preparedness; Helpful Resources; Food Safety; Non-perishables; Menu Planning During A Disaster, Hurricane Season June 1st To November 30th, Recommended Internal Cooking Temperatures Of Food, Safe Minimum Cooking Temperatures, Self Care, Stocking Your Pantry

Plastics and Earth’s Ocean: Part 2


July 29, 2021

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, and coal are the fossil-fuel ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Climate Change, Marine Conservation, Marine Life, Microplastics, One Health, Plastic Food Chain, Plastic Pollution

10 Tips for Healthy Backyard Chickens


July 28, 2021

Have backyard chickens or thinking about raising some? Biosecurity is also known as "Health & Sanitation" and in the video below I outline 10 things you can do keep a healthy flock. The main goals of biosecurity are to help ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Work & Life
Tags: Agriculture, Backyard Chickens, Biosecurity, Chickens, Collier County, Collier County Extension, Eggs, Health, Jessica Ryals

Sustainability in Urban Food Production in Broward County


July 13, 2021

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, ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Broward, Community Garden, Community Health, Extension, Hydroponics, Sustainability, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardeners, UF/IFAS Solutions, Urban Farming, Urban Food Systems, Urban Gardening

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