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Faculty Feature: Dr. Katherine Thompson-Witrick, Food Science

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January 11, 2023

Today, we welcome Dr. Katherine Thompson-Witrick to the Discover FSHN Series! Dr. Thompson-Witrick is an assistant professor of food science in the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department at the University of Florida who researches how ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: Beer, Discover Fshn, Discover Fshn Series, Dr Brian Pearson, Dr. Andrew MacIntosh, Dr. Katherine Thompson-Witrick, Faculty-research, Fermentation, Fermentation Science, Food Science, Food Science And Human Nutrition, Food Science Careers, Food Science Faculty, Food-science-faculty-feature, Food-science-research, Kombucha, Muscadine Wine, Research, What A Food Scientist Does, What Does A Food Scientist Do, Wine

UF scientists finding grapes to grow in Florida; upcoming field day to feature research update, wine-making workshop

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June 23, 2022

Florida farmers and other businesspeople are bubbling with enthusiasm to make wine. There are about 40 wineries around Florida. Further, as of 2017 (the most recent year for which there’s data), growers in the Sunshine State were producing ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Ali Sarkhosh, Andrew MacIntosh, Diseases, Fermentation, Field Trials, Food Science And Human Nutrition, Grape Field Day, Grapes, Horticultural Sciences, Muscadine Grapes, Plant Science Research And Education Unit, Wine
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The Marvelous Muscadine Wine: How Aluminum Cans May Be the Future of Wine Consumption

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May 23, 2022

Welcome back to FSHN Research Journeys, which follows the research of graduate students in the Food Science and Human Nutrition program at The University of Florida. Today's guest poster is Nick Wendrick, a first-year student working toward ... READ MORE

Tags: Canned Muscadine Wine, Canned Wine, Dr. Andrew MacIntosh, Dr. Charles Sims, Food Science, Food Science Graduate Program, Food Science Graduate Student, Food Science Industry, Food Science Student, MS Food Science, Muscadine Wine, Nick Wendrick, Research-journeys-food-science-ms, Sensory Taste Panel, Wine

UF/IFAS researcher using “precision breeding” to create disease-resistant grapes

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May 20, 2015

Apopka, Fla. --- Powdery mildew and black rot are two scourges of grape growers, but University of Florida researcher Dennis Gray is developing disease-resistant grapes, using what he calls “precision breeding” to create these super varieties. Gray, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Grapes, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, University Of Florida, Wine

UF research: Blueberry wine has more antioxidants than many grape-based wines

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February 1, 2012

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Blueberry wine can provide more potentially healthy compounds than white wines and many red wines, according to a new University of Florida study. Researchers ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Blueberries, Blueberry, Instittue Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Jeff Williamson, University Of Florida, Wade Yang, Wine

UF researchers use acoustic tools to detect underground insects that attack grapes

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August 29, 2011

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida researchers are finding new ways to thwart crop-devouring pests -- by being good listeners. High-tech acoustic equipment makes it possible ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS
Tags: Entomology, Florida, Grape Root Borer, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Oscar Liburd, Richard Mankin, Univversity Of Florida, USDA, Will Sanders, Wine

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