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 technology, policies and science needed for a ensuring a future water supply. Continue reading.
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 and experiences of all Floridians and are repeated annually to track changes in opinion over time. Continue reading.
Survey research is based on the idea that the only way to find out about real people is to talk to real people. Surveys collect data about how folks live and what they think across a wide range of issues, including election polling, market research, evaluation of government programs and rates of disease and crime. Continue reading.
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. Continue reading.
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 the Environment, spoke as part of the Florida Climate Institute’s Distinguished Scholar Seminar series. Continue reading.
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 how a particular topic or issue resonates with them or applies to their lives. Continue reading.
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. Continue reading.
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 lobbying organizations, making labeling genetically modified food one of the most expensive initiatives in the state’s history. Continue reading.
Most managers have no trouble covering the basics for crisis planning. Managers are compentent 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. Continue reading.
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? Continue reading.