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COVID has Improved Food Safety

Silver Lining One of the silver linings of COVID pandemic for me as a food safety instructor has been the increased focus on handwashing and sanitizing surfaces. I am especially thrilled about increased handwashing since the correlation between… Read More

Consume Safe Drinking Water During an Emergency

Authors: Brenda Marty Jimenez, UF/IFAS Extension, Broward County, Agent IV Amarat Simonne, Ph.D. UF/IFAS Extension, Professor and Extension Specialist Water directly out of your tap may not be safe to drink during an emergency.  Boil water orders (also… Read More

Looking up from Covid-19 Part 2 of 2

Part 2- Finding Supplies and Coping The Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic is changing our lives at this time, whether we want it to or not.  Social distancing, frequent sanitizing of door knobs, supply shortages, and masks are becoming all… Read More

Protect Yourself and Prevent the Spread of Germs and Viruses

Proper Handwashing Can Reduce the Number of Harmful Microorganisms on Your Hands Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect ourselves and families from getting sick.  Germs are everywhere so you need to wash your hands often… Read More

UF/IFAS scientists find viruses that might help control insect that causes citrus greening

IMMOKALEE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists are working toward establishing a new biological method that may help farmers control the insect that transmits the deadly greening disease into citrus trees. Greening is present in about 95 percent… Read More

UF/IFAS entomologist to present history of vegetable pests, sees hope with collaboration

About the time Hugh Smith was a graduate student in entomology and nematology at the University of Florida, his academic department was housed on the top floor of McCarty Hall in Gainesville. Steinmetz Hall, the department’s current location,… Read More