Words to use, avoid in describing invasive plants and animals

By: Brad Buck Most people want their yard to look good, but they likely don’t know the differences between an “invasive” plant and a “native” one, say University of Florida researchers. That’s why Basil Iannone and several of his UF/IFAS colleagues have come up with seven words to use and five to eschew so we […]

Your right to refuse to wear a mask ends at others’ six feet of space

Is a requirement to wear a cloth face covering in public spaces an infringement on individual freedom? Some Florida counties and cities have made masks mandatory in public buildings. Others have refrained from passing an ordinance or executive action but encouraged residents to voluntarily wear masks. The reason to wear cloth face coverings is to […]

It’s a complicated journey from field to fork

By Jack Payne We have people going hungry within an hour’s drive of fields where crops are rotting. It shouldn’t be that way. The thing is, it’s a complicated journey from field to fork. The customers of a Lee County farm may be at a hotel, or aboard a cruise ship. Those customers vanish with […]