When someone has an allergic reaction, it is the body’s response to a protein in a food. The body thinks the protein is dangerous and begins to attack it. Eating, touching, or smelling the food can cause a reaction. The reactions range from ... READ MORE
Starting a food business might seem intimidating, but UF/IFAS Extension courses can help make big dreams a reality.
That is exactly how Sharlay Smith of Jacksonville, Florida, turned a “lightbulb moment” into The Lentil House, a profitable ... READ MORE
As we wrap up the final episode of this season’s podcast we think it best to take a step back and look at food-related issues on a global scale.
UF/IFAS does work in research, teaching and Extension that improves the lives of Floridians ... READ MORE
On day three of a workshop, participants (from butchers’ associations, abattoirs, and government) witnessed the slaughter of two steers at the Mana Qalmaa Kristaana abattoir in Adama, Ethiopia. They viewed the entire process and discussed ... READ MORE
Join us at the UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County office for some fun learning experiences this January! Below is our current class list for the month.
The Science of Cheese Making
January 10 | 3 pm – 5:30 pm & 6 pm – 8:30 pm
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It’s the season of celebrations, gatherings, and special meals together. As we prepare and carry out those celebrations, we need to keep food safety at the top of our mind to keep those we love healthy and safe. This is important in planning, ... READ MORE
Many of us enjoy baking during the holiday season. It's a time to get out our favorite cookie recipes, put on our aprons, break out the measuring cups and spoons, and get started baking those family-treasured delights. But, it's not a time to ... READ MORE
Action movies often dramatize how a team comes together to stand for justice, but this story line may seem strange in the world of agricultural research. Even so, a research team in Cambodia pursued a unique and ambitious approach to achieve ... READ MORE
December marks the end of the year and the beginning of a new year. During this month, there is much to celebrate with the more well-known holidays such as Christmas, Hannukah, and Kwanzaa. In the food world, we participate in the observance ... READ MORE
Last year we needed someone fluent in USDA-speak and nimble enough to juggle 26 side conversations simultaneously. Fortunately, we already employed her.
Meri Nantz works in Food Science and Human Nutrition as a research administrator ... READ MORE