Jackfruit

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Everett Griner talks about jackfruit, a possible replacement for meat, in today’s Agri View.   From: The Guardian Green jackfruit: is ‘pulled pork for vegetarians’ the next big food craze? It’s enormous, green and knobbly, and has foodies across the world drooling with delight. So what is it – and where can you get it?…

UF/IFAS Helps Local Farmers Break into the Local Food Movement

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- When it comes to defining “local” food, things are hardly black and white. Instead, consumers perceive degrees of localness rather than firm local and non-local divisions, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers have found. Now researchers are using these findings to help Florida farmers effectively market their produce…

Pomegranate: The Super Fruit

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Many people don’t realize how useful the parts of a pomegranate can be. Cindy Weinstein, the president of the Florida Pomegranate Association, says that marketing efforts are being made in order to let consumers know of the beneficial uses that pomegranates offer to multiple fields. Weinstein says that pomegranate antioxidant research is happening to put…

El Niño Impact on Blueberry Crop

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This year’s Florida blueberry season had a unique challenge to overcome. The unusually warm winter combined with an El Niño climate phase of cloudy and cool conditions in early spring resulted in harvest of the 2016 Florida blueberry crop hitting its peak approximately three weeks later than normal. Gary England, a multi-county Extension agent, says by…

PMA Brings Fresh Produce Insight

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PMA Brings Fresh Produce Insight to White House Meeting on Trade Policy Newark, Del. — Global trade is critical to the fresh produce industry, and Produce Marketing Association (PMA) President Cathy Burns brought the industry’s perspective to a White House meeting on global trade policy Feb 29. The discussion among high-level U.S. trade officials and…

EPA Releases Preliminary Risk Assessment

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EPA Releases Preliminary Risk Assessment for Insecticides Potentially Harmful to BeesFrom the Environmental Protection Agency: WASHINGTON-- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a preliminary pollinator risk assessment for the neonicotinoid insecticide, imidacloprid, which shows a threat to some Read More

The Final Produce Safety Rule

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Where to get Information About the Food Safety Modernization Act's Produce Safety Rule The new Produce Safety Rule in the Food Safety Modernization Act was one of the major topics of discussion at the recent Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Georgia. We caught up with Dr. David Gombas, senior vice president of…