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Holiday feast remix: Shrimp


December 16, 2021

With UF/IFAS Extension and Florida Sea Grant agent Holly Abeels. While most will reach for ham or turkey to serve at their holiday gathering, alternatives like shrimp can be a delicious way to mix up your holiday feast. Shrimp is a healthy, ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS
Tags: Eating, Florida Sea Grant, Food, Healthy Eating, Healthy Meals, Holiday, Holiday Meals, Holidays, Seafood, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Agents

Water conservation and integrated pest management: Two concepts united by well-being


November 17, 2021

Many people probably would like to conserve more water and use less spray to control annoying bugs. But first, they must meet their personal needs, University of Florida researchers say. By “personal needs,” we’re talking about basic ... READ MORE

Category: HOME LANDSCAPES, Water
Tags: Agricultural Education And Communication, Basic Needs, Biological Control, Clothing, Food, Integrated Pest Management, Ipm, Irrigation, John Diaz, Laura Warner, Shelter, Water, Water Conservation, Well-being

As holidays near, research notes differences in countries’ food-waste habits, perceptions


November 1, 2021

With the holidays approaching, many people will buy a lot of food, and some will throw much of it out, particularly uneaten fruits and vegetables. New University of Florida research shows a common refrain among grocery shoppers in four countries: ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Environment, Expiration Date, Food, Food And Resource Economics, Food Waste, Fruits, Groceries, Leftovers, Lisa House, Shopping Lists, Vegetables, Yan Heng

UF scientist tries to reduce heat stress, improve beef production in cattle


October 18, 2021

ONA, Fla. --- Heat stress impairs animal performance and health, leading to annual losses of $1.2 billion for the dairy, beef and swine industries in the United States. That’s why Philipe Moriel and other University of Florida scientists are ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Animal Sciences, Beef Production, Cattle, Cattle Reproduction, Food, Food Additives, Heat Stress, Philipe Moriel, Range Cattle Research And Education Center, Shade

UF researchers lead effort to streamline, reuse data to help feed the world


October 7, 2021

Data sets are often easy to find but complicated to use because scientists store and use information differently, and they vary their vocabulary. That’s why University of Florida researchers are leading a national project to help scientists ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE
Tags: Ag Data Commons, Agricultultural And Biological Engineering, Agricultural Data, Agricultural Research Data Network, Breeding, Cheryl Porter, Crop Modeling, Crops, Food, Gerrit Hoogenboom, Grant, National Agricultural Library, National Institute Of Food And Agriculture, Research

Sensory lab helps UF/IFAS breeders know which fruits, veggies taste, smell best


October 29, 2020

Not long ago, about 200 consumer panelists went to the University of Florida Sensory Testing Lab to taste a new blueberry developed by UF/IFAS scientists. Turns out, they liked the flavor of the ‘Sentinel’ blueberry, said its breeder, Patricio ... READ MORE

Category: SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Charles Sims, Food, Food Science And Human Nutrition, Fruit, Patricio Munoz, Smell, Taste, Testing, UF Sensory Lab

Egypt’s Wheat Production Illustrates Global Security Issues


September 5, 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Scientists, including many at the University of Florida, are trying to figure out how to feed 10 billion people worldwide by 2050. As they do, some UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers are studying ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Agronomy, Egypt, Export, Food, Food And Resource Economics Department, Import, Irrigation, Jim Anderson, Md Ali Babar, National Security, Senthold Asseng, Wheat

Ag & Bio Engineering Chair Can’t Be Confined to a Cube


July 23, 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- As she grew up in rural Arkansas, Kati Migliaccio’s interest in agricultural engineering came naturally. She liked math, science and problem solving, so she wanted an engineering career, but not one that confined her ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, Chair, Dorota Haman, Food, Hydrology, Irrigation, Jack Payne, Kati Migliaccio, News, Water

Prepare for Hurricane Season with Plenty of Non-Perishable Foods


May 21, 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- There’s nothing like trying to eat when the refrigerator and kitchen lights don’t work. That’s what some will face this hurricane season. University of Florida experts urge everyone to stock up on non-perishable food ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Food, Hurricane, Hurricane Prep, News, Special Topics, UF/IFAS

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