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UF/IFAS Citrus REC Celebrates 100th Anniversary: See How Science Helps Agriculture

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University of Florida, citrus growers to celebrate a 100-year partnership.

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Florida First Detectors Help ID Invasive Plant Pests Before They Spread

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Florida has the most invasive species of any state in the country, and half of the insects, reptiles, arachnids and crustaceans imported into the United States come through Florida ports, University of Florida experts say. So, UF/IFAS has teamed up with government agencies to create a program to teach the public how to identify these insects before they become prolific.

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UF/IFAS Experts: Clean and Cook Holiday Meals Thoroughly

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Here are hints to avoid food-borne illnesses from a holiday meal.

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UF/IFAS Celebrates Partnership as It Commemorates Century of CREC

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Whether they’ve faced problems with pests, pathogens, soils, water or natural disasters, growers have turned to scientists at the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center for answers for the past 100 years.

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UF/IFAS Researcher Named to Global Climate, Crop-Modeling Panel

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A University of Florida professor known for his work in using computer models to predict crop yields has been named to a newly formed global leadership panel for the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Program, also known as AgMIP.

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UF Study Helps Discount Fluoride as a Danger for Tea Drinkers

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If you drink too much tea, scientists are concerned you might get sick from dental fluorosis in children or skeletal fluorosis in adults. The situation can be aggravated if water used for brewing tea contains high amounts of fluoride.

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See Science in Action as UF/IFAS Celebrates 100 Years of Citrus Rec

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Growers will get to see first-hand the work they have heard so much about as that research comes alive when UF/IFAS opens up the Citrus Research and Education Center for lab tours and visits to the center's grove research sites.

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Bugs as Snacks Among UF/IFAS Experts’ Predicted 2018 Food Trends

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Cutting food waste, becoming a food entrepreneur and eating on a budget if you're a foodie. These are just some of the fearless forecasts from UF/IFAS experts, as they predict food trends for 2018.

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UF Partners with International Organization to Combat Food Insecurity in Africa

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UF/IFAS signed an agreement with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture so their scientists can work together to fight hunger in Africa.

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UF Study: Red Makes Consumers Retain Attention to Food Labels

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Zhifeng Gao, a UF/IFAS associate professor of food and resource economics, led the study with his former doctoral students, Meng Shen and Lijia Shi, in which researchers wanted to know whether color helps draw consumers’ attention to information on food labels and impact their preference for food attributes. Researchers compared red labels with blue ones.







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