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Ancient Gene May Help the Citrus Industry

After 100 years of assertions about the roots of citrus, a global group of scientists – including a University of Florida professor – has traced the evolutionary history of Florida’s signature crop up to 8 million years ago in the Himalayas of Southeast Asia.

 

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A coalition of farmworker advocacy groups is petitioning EPA to ban the commonly-used pesticide chlorpyrifos, backing environmentalists’ long-standing petition seeking a ban, and reiterating arguments that the substance is responsible for farmworker poisonings and poses neurodevelopmental risks to children.   Read more

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