With demand for passion fruit growing in the United States, researchers are exploring how domestic production of this sought-after fruit could expand, thanks to a grant from U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of ... READ MORE
In today’s food market, small is good and local is what consumers seek to buy. Consumer-demand research by the U.S. Department of Agriculture tells us that communities want to buy from small, local businesses.
This is good news for ... READ MORE
Whether its cakes or candles, cough drops or cleaning solutions, vanilla is one of the most sought-after and widely used flavoring and aromatic agents applied across industries.
As domestic companies pledge to remove artificial vanilla ... READ MORE
• Vanilla, an expensive ingredient to import and buy, is the basis of a project led by a UF/IFAS scientist in Homestead to establish a south Florida-grown vanilla industry based on the bean.
• The content of vanillin in a vanilla bean ... READ MORE
The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and Northern Territory of Australia have signed a memorandum of understanding.
At the core of the agreement is the exchange of technical expertise among ... READ MORE
Scientists at the University of Florida's Tropical Research and Education Center have just completed a series of field trials designed to test the viability of growing the indigo plant that produces the iconic natural blue dye used in denim ... READ MORE
A protected estuary in north Florida comprised of the Guana Lake and Guana River is showing signs of pollution.
Home to incredibly rich marshes, mounds of mussels and live oyster reefs, scientists are hoping shellfish might be a way to ... READ MORE
Dragon fruit, a fruit of choice for its health benefits, has burgeoned in popularity over recent years.
The exotic crop has caught the eyes of farmers and consumers alike for its low maintenance and vibrant flowering qualities.
Scientists ... READ MORE
HOMESTEAD, Fla. –.College graduates need jobs, and they can get them in agriculture and the natural sciences.
Increasing demand for expertise in the sciences, particularly in occupations involved in agriculture research, energy management, ... READ MORE
Palm trees, beaches and lizards are all common to Florida’s landscape, but did you know not all lizards are native? In fact, University of Florida researchers tell us that there are three times the number of lizards in the Sunshine State that ... READ MORE