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UF/IFAS Researcher Continues Quest for Peanut That Won’t Cause Allergic Reaction

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A University of Florida food scientist has removed 80 percent of allergens from whole peanuts, moving him a step closer to eliminating 99.9 percent of peanut allergens.
29-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT

UF/IFAS Team Part of NSF Effort to Study Least Understood, Oldest Fungi

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Scientists will tackle ancient history to better understand the evolution of zygomycetes, fungi thought to be among the first terrestrial organisms.
25-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Don’t Drink the (Warm) Water, Study Says

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There's an old saying: "Don't drink the water." But a UF/IFAS scientist warns Americans not to drink water from plastic bottles if it's been sitting in a warm environment for a long time. Lena Ma led a research team in China that examined 16 bottled...
22-Sep-2014 9:50 AM EDT

Consumers Will Pay More for Eco-Friendly Plants, Study Shows

People make decisions all the time, and some have long-term consequences: Do I work out? Do I take the bus? Do I recycle? A UF/IFAS researcher and his colleagues found those who value long-term consequences of their decisions are more apt to buy...
17-Sep-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Gulf Anglers Could Be Entitled to $585 Million After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Study Says

Trustees could use the data to try to get the $585 million for ecosystem improvements and more fish in the Gulf.
9-Sep-2014 12:00 PM EDT

UF/IFAS Researchers Could Improve How Companies Ship Fresh Produce

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A University of Florida-led research team’s development of an RFID tracking system could change the way companies ship fresh fruits and vegetables, providing consumers the freshest products available.
4-Sep-2014 4:30 PM EDT

Study Shows Flavor Trumps Health for Blueberry Buying

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Blueberries get lots of media attention for their antioxidant benefits, but a new UF/IFAS study shows 60 percent of blueberry purchasers buy the fruit for its flavor.
5-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Strawberry Monitoring System Could Add $1.7 Million Over 10 Years to Some Farms

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Traditionally, strawberry growers spray weekly to preserve their crop. But a UF/IFAS model can help them save more than $1 million in a decade-span on an average 26-acre farm by telling them optimal times to spray.
5-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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Preventing and Dealing with a Head-Scratching Problem -- Lice

8-Sep-2014 7:00 AM EDT

Vacation on a Budget

A fun family vacation does not have to break the bank - University of Florida/IFAS Financial Expert Dr. Micheal Gutter explains how to have fun in the sun without going in the red.
23-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Understanding Health Insurance Terms

What is a deductible? How about a co-payment? UF/IFAS Financial Expert Dr. Micheal Gutter explains these terms and more.
5-Jun-2014 9:45 AM EDT

Planning Trumps Indecision – Prepare Now for Hurricane Season, Expert Says

27-May-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Perennial Peanut: A Ground Cover for Your Florida Yard

UF/IFAS Horticulture Specialist Wendy Wilber explains how you can use Perennial Peanut in your Florida lawn.
15-May-2014 3:00 PM EDT

What is eCycling?

UF/IFAS Sustainability Expert Dr. Wendell Porter offers a solution to old electronics that no longer work - recycling them.
14-May-2014 3:30 PM EDT

Lovebug Invasion

UF/IFAS Entomologist Dr. Norm Leppla talks about these pesky insects that fly around twice a year and leave multiple stains when colliding with vehicles.
9-May-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Nutrition Professor Available to Comment on Proposed FDA Nutrition-Label Changes

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FDA's proposed changes to nutrition labels on packaged foods and beverages are great, but will likely be a big reality check for consumers, UF professor and nutrition expert suggests.
27-Feb-2014 3:00 PM EST

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