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UF researchers receive a multi-million grant to improve food safety in fresh produce


September 17, 2020

By RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, Fla.--- Outbreaks of foodborne diseases threaten the daily lives of millions of Americans, resulting in recalls and sometimes loss of life. Providing an integrated food safety system for fresh fruits and vegetables ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS
Tags: Citrus Research And Education Center, Food Recalls, Food Safety, Food Science And Human Nutrition, Foodborne Illness, Fresh Fruit, Fresh Vegetables, Grant, Michelle Danyluk, Nifa, Usda
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UF/IFAS Spotlights: Amy Simonne, food science pathfinder


August 27, 2020

Amy Simonne looks at food a little differently than most people do. The hue of a persimmon or a tomato is a clue to the vitamin A levels in the fruit. Grams of protein on a food label remind her of the method used for analyzing crude protein ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Family, Food Science And Human Nutrition, News, Women Trailblazers, Youth And Community Sciences
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UF/IFAS Spotlight: Yu Wang, passionate promoter of flavor research


August 4, 2020

Yu Wang was born in China as an only child in a family with protective parents, but Yu knew she wanted to see the world. She studied food engineering during her undergraduate years in Hefei, China, and wanted to change direction to study food ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, HOME LANDSCAPES, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Women Trailblazers

New institute to address food production and sustainability at global scale


July 10, 2020

The University of Florida has announced the creation of the UF/IFAS Food Systems Institute, which will bring together the university's top researchers to find solutions to feeding the world in a way that is economically and environmentally sustainable. “This ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Coasts & Marine, Crops, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Livestock, NATURAL RESOURCES, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Adegbola Adesogan, Feed The Future Innovation Lab For Livestock Systems, Food Systems Institute, Institute For Sustainable Food Systems, Jack Payne, News, USAID

Feeling cooped up in quarantine? UF releases new guide to raising backyard chickens


July 9, 2020

In the early days of the pandemic, as bare grocery store shelves prompted concerns about the food supply, many became interested in producing more of their food at home. Some flocked to local agricultural feed stores in search of baby chicks ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, AGRICULTURE, Food Safety, Livestock, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Alicia Halbritter, Aly Schortinghouse, Backyard Chickens, Baker County, Collier County, Covid-19, Escambia County, Jessica Ryals, News, Nick Simmons

COVID-19 response: Farm and food-safety questions answered by UF/IFAS scientists


April 9, 2020

With many things uncertain during the COVID-19 crisis, farmers and consumers are searching for answers about food safety. To provide the correct data, we asked three experts with the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) to ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Farm Management, Food Safety, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Covid-19, COVID19, Farm Safety, Farm Workers, Food Safety

COVID 19 response: Your grocery disinfection and food-safety questions answered


April 7, 2020

It’s a battle of facts vs. myths in the rush to get information to the public about how consumers can safely shop for groceries and handle food without too much stress during the coronavirus pandemic. To get the correct data, we asked three ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Amy Simonne, Andrea Nikolai, CDC, Covid-19, Food Handling, Foodborne, Grocery Shopping, Keith Schneider, Safety, Sanitizer

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