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Food Security

Access by all people, at all times to sufficient food for an active and healthy life. Food security includes at a minimum: the ready availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods, and an assured ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways.

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UF/IFAS scientists address food security in the Caribbean

Lourdes MederosFebruary 6th, 2024At their core, land-grant institutions like the University of Florida focus on how science, research and global partnerships can address food-security challenges, develop innovative solutions and efficiently reach those in need. To promote food security, a team of University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) faculty recently conducted a three-day training program […]

UF/IFAS study offers critical insights to encourage sustainable agriculture, protect Florida grasslands, wetlands

Lourdes MederosJanuary 31st, 2024The term ‘sustainable agriculture’ involves boosting food production while conserving habitats and natural resources and reducing reliance on pesticides and fertilizers. While experts agree there is still much to learn to support its potential, they say sustainable agriculture models could promote food security, regulate climate change, promote biodiversity, improve water quality and more. University of […]

Hydroponics with Hannah—Virtual & In Person Hydroponics Workshops Fall 2023

Hannah WootenSeptember 27th, 2023I just love growing food hydroponically! Why? I am more likely to harvest it and eat it, too. Over 600,000 YouTubers love how I teach hydroponics in 8 minutes. You can get growing with that free video, but maybe it only ‘wet’ your appetite? If you are hungry for more hydroponics, let’s get growing together […]

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