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Florida Has 15 Top Organizations Named in the James Beard Foundation and Food Tank’s Just Released New 2016 Good Food Org Guide

 

The third annual Good Food Org Guide identifies and celebrates 1,000 U.S.-based groups including 15 from Florida who are cultivating a better food system

The James Beard Foundation (www.jamesbeard.org) and Food Tank (www.foodtank.com), along with a prestigious advisory group of more than 70 food system experts, developed the third annual Good Food Org Guide featuring 1000 food related organizations across the United States. 15 initiatives from Florida were chosen including Earth Learning, Farmworker Association of Florida, The Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Fort Lauderdale Vegetables, The Harry Chapin Food Bank, Florida Impact, Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth, Florida Organic Growers, The Florida Research Center for Agricultural Sustainability, Inc., Urban Greenworks, Urban Oasis Project, Healthy Jacksonville Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition, Tallahassee Food Network, Transition Sarasota, and The Urban Farmer Florida.  

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Agro Innova Co. Debuts Suavva® Cacao Fruit Smoothies At Fresh Summit

Superfood cacao fruit brings delightful, new experience to cold-pressed beverages

Superfood cacao fruit brings delightful, new experience to cold-pressed beverages

Agro Innova Co. returns to Fresh Summit this year with a new line of six superfood Suavva Cacao Fruit Smoothies. Awarded as “Best Beverage Ingredient Award” by BrauBeviale, Agro Innova Co.’s unique process for utilizing as much of the cacao fruit as possible in its smoothies means that shoppers reap the health and flavor benefits that other fruit-based drinks don’t offer.

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Alliance Residential Co. Named For the Second Time as a Top Company to Work for in Florida

Florida Trend’s Best Companies to Work for in Florida 2016Alliance Residential Company, the largest multifamily developer and seventh largest multifamily manager in the nation, has been named for the second time as one of the top companies by Florida Trend’s Best Companies to Work for in Florida 2016.

The annual workplace award recognizes the top organizations across the state, as voted by their employees. Employees who join the team often remain at Alliance, thanks largely in part to the company culture and benefits throughout the 35 regional offices in the West, Southwest, South-Central, Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

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Lionfish Challenge comes to a close; 16,609 total removed

 

The invasive lionfish took a major hit this summer: a total of 16,609 lionfish were removed during the 4.5 month Lionfish Challenge, which came to a close Sept. 30.

Volusia County resident David Garrett takes home Lionfish King award for removing 3,324 lionfish

The invasive lionfish took a major hit this summer: a total of 16,609 lionfish were removed during the 4.5 month Lionfish Challenge, which came to a close Sept. 30.

“The success of this program really shows what Florida’s residents and visitors can do when faced with a conservation challenge such as lionfish,” said Brian Yablonski, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) chairman.

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