IFAS Researchers Enhancing the "Flavors of Florida"
It was a feast for the senses at the University of Florida president's mansion last night as several hundred people came together to taste the "Flavors of Florida" with a twist.
Chefs, farmers, and food industry experts from around North Central Florida gathered for a chance to taste the latest foods being developed by the university's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
Researchers with the UF/IFAS 'plant innovation program' have been working on developing new strains of healthy foods that are designed to taste better than the foods currently available on store shelves.
Researchers involved in the project say they hope this leads consumers to develop better eating habits.
Because it was held at his home, President Machen was on hand to try some of the foods for himself.
IFAS experts say the specially-designed foods are still many years away from being available on store shelves, but they do hope to start supplying to local restaurants by the end of the year.
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