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UF survey: ‘Florida’ branding on orange juice helps it sell better


January 10, 2022

Consumers are more likely to buy orange juice if they think the fruit comes from Florida, new University of Florida research shows. In fact, top reasons consumers purchase orange juice include taste, health benefits and origin of the fruit. Grocery ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition
Tags: Citrus Greening Disease, Consumers, Florida, Food And Resource Economics, Grocery Shopping, Health Benefits, Orange Juice, Taste, Willingness To Pay, Yan Heng

UF study: Fully recyclable packaging makes consumers feel better about meal kits


October 6, 2021

Meal kits are growing in popularity, with national sales predicted to increase from $4.6 billion in 2017 to $11.6 billion in 2022. Such kits include pre-cut raw foods and recipe cards to prepare a home-cooked meal, but they come with packaging ... READ MORE

Category: WORK & LIFE
Tags: Consumer Preferences, Consumers, Eat Healthy, Food And Resource Economics, Grocery Store, Lisa House, Meal Kits, Online, Packaging, Pandemic, Pre-cut, Sungeun Yoon, Survey, Waste, Zhifeng Gao

UF project hopes to ‘certify’ appropriate plants as wildlife-friendly


June 17, 2021

Increasingly, consumers want plants that support wildlife, such as pollinators. That’s why UF/IFAS researchers are combining hard and social sciences to ensure you get the “certifiably” wildlife-friendly plants you seek. That’s right: ... READ MORE

Category: NATURAL RESOURCES, Wildlife
Tags: Agricultural Education And Communication, Certification, Consumers, Entomology And Nematology, Florida Museum Of Natural History, Growers, Jaret Daniels, Laura Warner, Pesticides, Plants, Pollinators, Survey, Wildlife, Wildlife-friendly
white strawberries in green basket

White strawberry one of two new UF/IFAS varieties ready for harvest season


December 1, 2020

BALM, Fla. -- A white strawberry? Not red? Yes, you “read” that right. And it smells a little like a pineapple. It’s also novel in that it’s the first white strawberry to go to market in the United States. Just in time for the west-central ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Consumers, Cultivars, Grocery Stores, Growers, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Horticultural Sciences Department, Pineapple Aroma, Vance Whitaker, White Strawberries

UF/IFAS Extension helps develop campaign to connect Southwest Florida consumers, growers


April 30, 2020

NAPLES, Fla. – Southwest Florida’s farmers want you to eat their produce, and many consumers crave locally grown food. To meet those desires, a UF/IFAS Extension agent is helping launch a new marketing campaign to urge consumers to buy and ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Consumers, Coronavirus, Hurricane Irma, Jessica Ryals, Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council, SWFL Fresh, UF/IFAS Extension Collier County

UF, Georgia Tech Scientists to Begin Work on More Drought-Tolerant Peanut


July 12, 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Farmers and consumers can benefit from a more drought-tolerant peanut, and scientists from the University of Florida and Georgia Institute of Technology will soon begin research to develop a more resilient crop. With it, ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Agronomy, Barry Tillman, Center For Stress Resilient Agriculture, Consumers, Diane Rowland, Drought Resistance, Farmers, Georgia Tech, Grant, News, Peanut, Protein

UF study: Red makes consumers retain attention to food labels


October 26, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- For many people, red means “stop,” and that’s what consumers are doing when they see that color on food information labels, according to a new study led by a University of Florida researcher. Zhifeng Gao, a UF/IFAS ... READ MORE

Category: SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Blue Labels, Consumers, Food And Resource Economics Department, Food Labels, News, Red Labels, Zhifeng Gao

Nutrients are nice, but produce better pass the taste test


April 11, 2017

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Consumers want produce that tickles their taste buds and is easy on the eye, but they think quality fruits and vegetables are a matter of luck, according to University of Florida Institute ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Amy Simonne, Appearance, Breeding, Consumers, Family, Family, Youth And Community Sciences, Horticultural Sciences, Jeff Brecht, Nutrition, Produce, Smell, Taste

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