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Things You Should Know About Farm Food Safety

It seems like years ago that the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law, but it was actually 2011.  With a new congress convening this week, and the inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump on January 20th, the outlook for FSMA is unpredictable.  Whatever the future may hold, there are a number of important food …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/01/06/things-you-should-know-about-farm-food-safety/

Shark Week is over… so what do we know about shark attack?

Yep, each year cable TV broadcast their classic summer series SHARK WEEK. Actually there are several shark series running now.  It all began with Jaws in the early ‘70’s and ever since Americans have been enthralled with programs on these animals. Bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas). Gulf of Mexico. Credit: SEFSC Pascagoula Laboratory; Collection of Brandi …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/07/01/shark-week-is-over-so-what-do-we-know-about-shark-attack/

UF Survey Shows Most Floridians Want to Know More about Genetically Modified Foods

Fewer than half of 500 Florida consumers surveyed say they would purchase genetically modied food or clothing, even if it cost less or was their favorite food.  Source: UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education. While almost half of Floridians acknowledge buying genetically modified foods, a recent survey by the Center for Public Issues Education in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/07/01/uf-survey-shows-most-floridians-want-to-know-more-about-genetically-modified-foods/

When is Heartburn Something to Worry About?

Do you ever feel that burning, uncomfortable, and often painful feeling in your lower chest, sometimes spreading to the throat after eating?  Most of us have experienced heartburn (acid reflux) at some point in our lives, dismissing it with “I’ve eaten too much again.”  It’s not uncommon and is actually a normal process, with most …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/14/when-is-heartburn-something-to-worry-about/

Wild about Deer: Game Processing Workshop

Deer in velvet. Photo by Jennifer Bearden When hunting, food safety begins in the field.  The goal is to have safe meat for you and your family to eat.  Here are a few ways to keep your food safe: Shot placement – that’s right. Food safety begins with an accurate shot. Your goal should be …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/31/wild-about-deer-game-processing-workshop/

Wild about Deer: Game Processing Workshop November 14

Deer in velvet. Photo by Jennifer Bearden Wild game food safety habits begin in the field.  During hunting season, the goal is to have safe meat for you and your family to eat.  Here are a few ways to keep your food safe: Shot placement – that’s right. Food safety begins with an accurate shot. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/24/wild-about-deer-game-processing-workshop-november-14/

What You Need to Know About Vibrio Bacteria in Gulf Waters

After the recent report of a fatality due to the Vibrio bacteria near Tampa many locals have become concerned about their safety when entering the Gulf of Mexico this time of year. So what are the risks and how do you protect yourself?   The rod-shaped bacterium known as Vibrio. Courtesy: Florida International University What …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/11/what-you-need-to-know-about-vibrio-bacteria-in-gulf-waters/

Federal Reserve Report Optimistic About Southeast Agriculture

The U.S. Federal Reserve Banks are responsible for the currency used domestically.  They also issues a report eight times annually on the current economic conditions in the collective Federal Reserve Districts. Known as the Beige Book, this publication is based on anecdotal information from Bank and Branch directors and interviews with key business contacts, economists, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/13/federal-reserve-report-optimistic-about-southeast-agriculture/

What You Need To Know About Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)

Protect your poultry by learning the signs of avian influenza (bird flu) and what to do if you suspect infection from this virus. Photo credit: Doug Mayo You may have heard about avian Influenza, otherwise known as “bird flu” in the news over the past few years. Bird flu is a virus, and is in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/23/what-you-need-to-know-about-avian-influenza-bird-flu/

What can you do about a colony of bats in a building?

Bats are extremely beneficial, but they can be unwelcome guests when they choose to roost indoors, like this evening bat. Photo credit: LeiLani Davis. Bats typically sleep during the day in natural structures such as trees and caves. In areas with few natural roost structures, bats may instead choose to spend their days in buildings.   …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/08/what-can-you-do-about-a-colony-of-bats-in-a-building/

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