Florida Cabinet lifts legal ruling that prohibited Miami-Dade from constructing a major highway through the Everglades

American Alligator swimming in the Everglades – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Mark_Kostich A highway may soon be erected across Florida’s most recognizable national park after Gov. Ron DeSantis, and the Florida Cabinet lifted a rule protecting the Everglades’ wetlands from being touched. On Tuesday, Florida legislators lifted a legal ruling that previously blocked Miami-Dade

Florida Citrus Industry catches big break with appeals court decision to block harmful pesticide

Orange Farm – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by SchnepfDesign Florida citrus growers and farmers received pleasing news after an appeals court ruling overturned federal approval of a controversial pesticide that industry experts and supporters believe will aid the fight against a crop disease that has ravaged the citrus community in the state.  For years, the

Is Florida the next Coffee King? UF Scientists believe climate change could soon allow farmers to grow coffee beans

Coffee Berries – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Aedka Studio Florida has been known as a major player in the citrus farming sector for decades, namely because of its production of orange juice and citrus products. In fact, in most seasons, Florida produces more than 90 percent of the country’s supply of orange juice and

Yes, White Strawberries are a thing… And they are arriving at local Florida grocery stores

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image By D. Pimborough Strawberries are without a doubt one of the most recognizable fruits on the planet. They can be tart or sweet. They can be used in smoothies or covered in chocolate. And now, thanks to science, they can be white with a very different taste profile. Yes, you read that

Altmed Florida brings popular edible Medical Cannabis brand Wana Brands to its Dispensaries

Edible THC-infused medical marijuana gummies – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image By Marla Diaz Medical marijuana patients in Florida now have access to some of the most potent and effective cannabis-infused edibles on the market. Altmed, the parent company of MÜV dispensaries, has partnered up with Wana Brands in an exclusive agreement to bring the sought after

Spent Grain May be Key to Helping Stop Red Tide in Florida

Professional brewery worker getting spent grain with shovels. Photo and Caption: Serhii Bobyk/Shutterstock.com Researchers in Florida are trying to find ways to stop Red Tide. They believe the spent grains (also known as soggy barley) from a brewery in Bradenton could hold an answer in molecules that stunt algal blooms. Red Tide causes not only

Edible Marijuana Now Available in Florida

Marijuana edible pieces close up. Photo and Caption: Israel Patterson/Shutterstock.com The first edible medical marijuana sale took place September 1 at Tallahassee’s Trulieve dispensary on SE Capital Circle, as reported by the Tallahassee Democrat. Arnold Lawson, a retired, 54-year-old man, was the first customer to buy the edibles at the dispensary on Tuesday. Mr. Lawson

University of North Florida and Eckerd College Receive $150,000 Grant for Ocean Debris Reduction Efforts

Image by Pexels from Pixabay  The University of North Florida (UNF) and Eckerd College have received a $150,000 award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The two educational institutions have partnered to try and help keep plastic out of our oceans. The money has been granted as part of a Marine Debris Program

Florida to Draft Master Plan to Create Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Image by (Joenomias) Menno de Jong from Pixabay  A new state law aims to create more electric car charging stations throughout the state of Florida in order to keep up with the demand of electric vehicles (EV), according to an article from Jacksonville Community Television (www.news.wjct.org). The law is sponsored by Republican Senator Tom Lee

Partisan Feud Leads DeSantis to Rile Florida’s Agriculture Industry

View of the Sanibel Island Farmers Market, a weekly market held on Sundays located in the Sanibel city hall in Lee County, Florida, USA on January 26, 2020. Photo and Caption: EQRoy/Shutterstock.com Politics is a messy business. Many would prefer to stay out of it, but unfortunately, that’s not always possible. As Florida Governor Ron