Tag Archives: agriculture

Gov. Rick Scott Announces Investment Of $37 Million For Water Quality Projects

By on September 5th, 2013 | Last updated: September 5, 2013 at 11:57 am

The announcement at Wekiwa Springs State Park in Apopka comes on the heels of a commitment of more than $130 million to restore estuaries in South Florida.

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Beyond pythons, Florida termed “cesspool” of world’s invasive species problem

By on May 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: May 2, 2013 at 2:29 pm

From giant snails to lionfish, Florida has become home to a variety of invasive species in recent years.

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UF study shows buying local food popular among Floridians

By on March 26th, 2013 | Last updated: December 3, 2013 at 9:58 am

A new University of Florida study shows locally grown food makes up 20 percent of food purchased for at-home consumption in the state

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Gainesville high school students chosen to attend World Food Prize conference

By on November 26th, 2012 | Last updated: November 27, 2012 at 10:17 am

Two Eastside High School juniors represented Florida at the three-day Global Youth Institute hosted by the World Food Prize Foundation. Abigail Eisenstadt and Amaleah Mirti were the only Florida students chosen to attend the event in Iowa, which revolved around food security and agricultural issues.

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Slideshow: UF edible landscaping builds vegetable beds on campus

By on October 10th, 2012 | Last updated: October 10, 2012 at 5:11 pm

The new Eternally Edible Landscaping Club at the University of Florida aims to build interactivity in the Student Agricultural Gardens and to get students thinking about organic gardening.

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Concern over the Everglades

By on June 5th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Over the past years, the runoff from agricultural areas have polluted and caused a quarter of the Everglades to be lost. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Fernanda Ponce reports on a plan that will expand the sizes of treatment facilities to restore [...]

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