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UF Research On Nutrigenomics Shows How Nutrients Affect Genes

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By:
Chuck Woods (352) 392-1773 ext. 281

Source(s):
Robert Cousins RJCousins@mail.ifas.ufl.edu, (352) 392-1991 ext. 222
Raymond Blanchard RKBlanchard@mail.ifas.ufl.edu, (352) 392-1991 ext. 274

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GAINESVILLE, Fla.—While diet has long been recognized as a key factor affecting chronic diseases, new University of Florida research demonstrates how one nutrient can influence the health of genes at the molecular level.

“The research is part of an emerging new field called nutrigenomics, which is the next frontier in nutrition science,” said Robert Cousins, a professor with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. “Nutrigenomics examines the effects of nutrients on the expression of genes and how genetic makeup affects a person’s response to individual nutrients and combinations of nutrients.” (more …)

UF Study Shows Food-Origin Labeling Will Benefit Consumers And Producers

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By:
Chuck Woods (352) 392-1773 x 281

Source(s):
John VanSickle JJVansickle@mail.ifas.ufl.edu, (352) 392-1881 ext. 221
Mike Stuart mike@ffva.com, (407) 894-1351

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GAINESVILLE, Fla.—At a time of rising concern over food security, public demand is growing for information about where food originates.

“There’s nothing new about food imports, but there is a lot of interest by a lot of people about where the food they consume comes from,” said John VanSickle, a University of Florida agricultural economist who believes new country-of-origin labeling will benefit consumers and producers. (more …)

Statewide Agricultural Leadership Program Named For Prominent South Florida Grower

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By:
Chris Penko (352) 392-1773 x 277

Source:
Eugene Trotter eet@mail.ifas.ufl.edu, (352) 392-1038

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Leadership Program for Agriculture and Natural Resources has been named for George H. Wedgworth, a prominent figure in the state’s agricultural industry.

During a recent ceremony at the University of Florida’s Everglades Research and Education Center in Belle Glade, the program’s name was changed to the Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources. (more …)

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