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Grocery Shopping for Your Health: The freezer section

In our last two “Grocery Shopping for Your Health” posts, we covered the produce department, looking at fresh fruits and vegetables. In this post, we will head over to the frozen foods aisle, and talk about frozen dinners,… Read More

Grocery Shopping for Your Health: Produce department – vegetables

In our “Grocery Shopping for Your Health” post, we discussed the produce department, focusing on fruits. This post will focus on vegetables. As a general rule, start by noting the condition of the produce department. It should be… Read More

Scams and Fraud – Facts & Statistics

In the United States, scams and fraud are big business. Each year the number of consumer fraud reports and the dollars lost are rising. In fact, the FTC received a total of 4.8 million consumer fraud and identity… Read More

Use the Fall Festivities to Teach Children Money Saving Tips

It’s that time of year again where gorgeous foliage, a gentle chill in the air, and sweaters and scarves all contribute to that cozy fall feeling and Halloween also sets the tone for enjoying the cool days of… Read More

Voices of UF/IFAS: Ray Goldwire

Name: Ray Goldwire Position with UF/IFAS: Volunteer, UF/IFAS Master Beekeeper Current city: Gainesville Hometown: Starke     Years with UF/IFAS: I graduated from the University of Florida in 1958 with a BSBA in Economics and a minor in… Read More

Shiny-leaf Wild Coffee Brings Life to Troublesome Shady Spots

With the botanical name Psychotria nervosa you ask, “why put this plant in my yard?”  The name translates “life” and “sinewy,” describing red berries that birds and small mammals eat and green shiny leaves with pronounced veins. Wild coffee is a partial shade and full shade loving evergreen shrub that brings life to your yard. What’s… Read More

UF study: Fully recyclable packaging makes consumers feel better about meal kits

Meal kits are growing in popularity, with national sales predicted to increase from $4.6 billion in 2017 to $11.6 billion in 2022. Such kits include pre-cut raw foods and recipe cards to prepare a home-cooked meal, but they… Read More