PIE Center shares expertise at UF Water Symposium

By Jayne Johnson Water is one of the most important natural resources in Florida. The fourth annual UF Water Symposium, held last week in Gainesville, provided stakeholders with the opportunity to listen to individuals from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives discuss the...
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FAQs: Public opinion surveys

The PIE Center conducts four public opinion surveys each year that focus on critical issues in Florida: water quantity and quality, immigration reform, endangered and invasive species and food production practices. The surveys are designed to represent the attitudes, behaviors...
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Public opinion (how I stopped worrying and love conducting research)

By Quisto Settle Public opinion gets a lot of attention. You’ll see it in the news, you’ll hear it from politicians, and you’ll have it shared from your friendly, neighborhood PIE Center. But why should we care about public opinion? Because it drives decisions. In business,...
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Scholar describes climate change impacts on food security

By Sherezade Rodriguez Future food security depends on how well agriculture can adapt to climate change, according to a visiting scholar who recently spoke at UF. Stanford University Associate Professor David Lobell, also the associate director of the Center on Food Security and...
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Students: Nutrition is key to solving food insecurity

A University of Florida class called Humanity’s 2050 Challenge: Our Uncertain Future explores current issues in human sustainability and well-being in areas related to food, environment, healthy economic and social systems. Each week students in the course are asked to describe...
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UF class examines food security in 2050

When it comes to how people think about food security, the University of Florida is planning 40 years into the future. With the world’s population expected to grow beyond 9 billion people by 2050, the global demand for food will nearly double. Currently, some 842 million people...
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What do GMO labels mean to consumers, voters?

By Yiqian Ma The debate over labeling genetically modified food reaches boiling point today as voters in Washington state head to the polls to decide the multi-million dollar issue. Companies such as Monsanto, General Mills and Whole Foods have contributed nearly $29 million to...
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W. Timothy Coombs: Easy-to-overlook points in crisis planning

Most managers have no trouble covering the basics for crisis planning. Managers are competent at creating the basic crisis management plans and crisis teams However, there are a few finer points managers often overlook when creating their crisis management plans and crisis teams....
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Daniel Hahn: Expand the web of emergency management

How do you view emergency management? Are you the kind that thinks if it is not written in a FEMA document then it is not worthy of being emergency management? Do you think that emergency management has boundaries it should not cross for political reasons? Do you think some...
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INFOGRAPHIC: Endangered Species

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act being signed into law. Given the impact humans have on biodiversity, the PIE Center initiated a study to explore the attitudes, opinions, and knowledge of Floridians around the issue of endangered species. For...
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