Adam Putnam

Nearly everyone's heard of the Grapefruit Diet. Many believe eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice may block enzymes involved in fat and carbohydrate storage, and speed up the way our bodies burn fat, resulting in weight loss.  (AP)

Florida Grapefruit On Outback Menu In South Korea

“Fresh From Florida”-labeled red grapefruit will be on the spring and summer menu at South Korean locations of Tampa-based, Australian-themed Outback Steakhouse.

04/15/2014

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Senate Panel Backs Hurricane-Tax Holiday

One of the sales-tax holidays backed by Gov. Rick Scott received Senate committee support Monday, but minor turbulence could be ahead as the measure travels through the Legislature.

02/03/2014

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Gov. Scott Pledges $130M To Everglades Restoration

Florida Gov. Rick Scott pledged $130 million on Wednesday intended for Florida’s Everglades and South Florida waterways projects for the upcoming year.

01/22/2014

The USDA doesn’t officially offer any opinion about whether organic food is safer or more nutritious than non-organic food. It only says that organic standards have been met. This includes the companies that handle or process the foods before they get to the supermarket. That said, organic foods have lower levels of artificial pesticides, are not genetically modified, don’t have artificial hormones, and reduce your exposure to antibiotics.

Fl.’s Ag Commissioner To Congress: Pass A Farm Bill Or Put U.S. Food Supply At Risk

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam warned Congress that if they don’t approve a farm bill the nation’s food supply will be at serious risk.

12/10/2013

(Source: AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Fla. GOP Rakes In Campaign Cash

Little more than a year before the 2014 elections, the Republican Party of Florida and its leaders are showing their financial muscle.

CBS Miami–10/11/2013

(Source: AP)

USF To Begin Digging For Bodies At Dozier

The University of South Florida researchers who received a permit to exhume the long-buried bodies of boys at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys, a former “high risk” reform school in Marianna, will begin excavation Saturday.

08/27/2013

(Source: CBS)

Florida About To Hit Concealed Weapons Milestone

Florida is about to hit a milestone when it comes to those ‘packing heat’. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said sometime next week the state will issue its one millionth permit to carry a concealed weapon.

12/12/2012

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Sugar Reduced In Milk Served In Schools

In an effort to have healthier choices available in school lunches, suppliers of chocolate and strawberry flavored milk to most of the state’s schools have reduced the amount of sugar they use in the drinks.

CBS4–07/17/2012

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Fla. Politicians React To Health Care Decision

Within minutes of the Supreme Court’s decision, Florida Democrats and Republicans began firing off statements either labeling the Affordable Care Act as either a burdensome new tax or lauding it is as monumental ruling in American history.

CBS Miami–06/28/2012

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Top 10 Consumer Complaints

Most people love to complain. Now some people in Florida are realizing they can complain over the phone and actually get paid for it.

CBS4–03/08/2012

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