FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine Michael Taylor issued a statement Dec. 19 saying FDA will come forth with a second round of draft rules concerning key provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act and seek additional public comments....More
Phytophthora fruit rot attacks watermelon, making them inedible. It thrives in rainy weather. The continuous rainfall last June and July made Phytophthora a more widespread problem than normal in the South....More
Emil Belibasis grows hydroponic tomatoes in Wellborn, Fla., in the state’s Panhandle region. He is originally from Honduras but went to the University of Florida. The 59-year-old left the academic life and private sector more than two decades ago and started Beli Farms and sells to a big grocery store chain in the region.