GAINESVILLE, Fla. — October is Folic Acid Awareness Month in Florida, and to educate the University of Florida community about this important nutrient, the Florida Folic Acid Coalition and the March of Dimes, North Central Florida Division will offer a pre-Halloween treat on campus.
The two organizations are sponsoring a free "grab-and-go" breakfast featuring foods rich in folic acid, such as bagels and oranges, from 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 on the Reitz Union Colonnade. Multivitamins and folic acid information will be available at the event. (more …)
Stu Hutson 352-392-0400
Keith Schneider firstname.lastname@example.org, 352-392-1991 ext. 309
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — From fast food to dog food — new cases of contaminated cuisine seem to be a regular part of the modern news cycle. Tomatoes haven’t escaped mention in the ever-growing list, but the likelihood of their reappearance is about to shrink.
The Sunshine State produces half the fresh tomatoes eaten in the United States. The task requires more than 30,000 farm workers, growers and packers — all of whom will be required to undergo training in food safety practices developed by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the Florida Tomato Exchange, in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. (more …)
Tom Nordlie (352) 392-0400
Jimmy Cheek email@example.com, 352-392-1971
Neil Shay firstname.lastname@example.org, 352-392-1991 ext. 202
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Neil F. Shay, a leading nutritional scientist with Kellogg Company and University of Florida alumnus, has been named chair of UF/IFAS’ food science and human nutrition department.
Shay also was appointed as a professor in the department, part of UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
Jimmy Cheek, UF senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources, called Shay an exceptional scientist and scholar with an outstanding record of achievements. (more …)
Stu Hutson 352-392-0400
John Hayes email@example.com, 352-846-0643
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Upside-down and flat on the sandy soil, the bucket trap has done its job.
Surrounded by forest studded with goldenrods and the lavender spikes of blazing star, Lori Wendland slowly and reverently tips the 10-gallon plastic bucket to one side.
Where she’s at is one of the few pieces of bona fide wild Florida left — and the University of Florida doctor of veterinary medicine is never exactly sure what she’ll find. (more …)