In This Issue:

FFVA 2016 takes on the GMO debate

Science writer Kavin Senapathy on mommy bloggers, critical thinking and more – A science communicator who tackles myths on science, health, and food will lead off the Issues Forums at FFVA 73rd Annual Convention with a presentation on how to discuss GMOs. Kavin Senapathy is co-founder and director of international pro-science, pro-biotech organization March Against [...]

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Connecting Florida’s bounty with those in need

A win-win for farmers and the hungry – The Florida Association of Food Banks is committed to helping its members, 14 food banks in Florida that are affiliated with Feeding America, end hunger in the state. Those food banks partner with more than 3,000 faith-based and nonprofit agencies helping to meet the daily needs of [...]

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Producer member profile – J&J Family of Farms

Building a Family of Farms – J&J Family of Farms is a growing partnership of multi-generational farm families that grow over 14,000 acres of vegetables. Based Loxahatchee, it operates packaging and cooling facilities in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Arizona and Mexico.  J&J’s focus is ensuring freshly grown produce is available year-round from its diverse [...]

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Can you be criminally prosecuted for food safety violations?

With the recent cases of listeria that have surfaced and the federal investigation of Dole over a listeria outbreak, I thought it might be helpful to republish this 2011 article regarding the Jensen cantaloupe case. Criminal charges continue to be brought against individuals in listeria and salmonella outbreaks, including: In 2013, Austin “Jack” DeCoster and Peter [...]

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Flashback – From The Harvester, December 1965

– State’s vegetable crops get FFVA eye appeal – Two teenage Palm Beach County lovelies bared pearly white teeth for the photographer while black dust from harvesting activities swirled around them last month in launching a publicity project to glamourize the Glades. Project “Glamour in the Glades” featured two shapely brunettes – Chris Fischer, 18, [...]

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VIDEO: The story of Florida agriculture

Florida agriculture has a compelling story to tell. It’s the story of farmers – their love of the land and an industry that has helped power our state’s economy.

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