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With the sad announcement out of Denver that Broncos owner Pat Bowlen has Alzheimer's disease, we thought we would repost our podcast from last fall with Dr. Heather M. Snyder of the Alzheimer’s Association. She discusses what is known and what is still unknown about this mysterious disease.
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Is it really “Sweet to Eat?” Chances are you’ve heard in the news this week about a voluntary recall of fresh, whole peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots because of a possible health risk.  These fruits contain large pits.  The reason for the recall is listeria, which can contaminate meats and...
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We heard the sad announcement out of Denver that Pat Bowlen, the 30-year owner of the Broncos, is stepping aside from his involvement with the team to deal with Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's is one of the most mysterious of diseases, with a lot of uncertainty in the medical community about...
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Consumers have long been aware of the relationship between nutrition and health. With the advent of environmental concerns, rates of organic farming have increased, offering consumers choices of conventional or organic products. As such, there have been efforts to compare the nutrition content of...
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  1. “I deal with fungal rot, bacterial formation, microbes, enzymes, mold and oxidation”: He’s got a point. These things are bad for leftovers. 2. “I never bother with baggies, glass jars, Tupperware containers, plastic cling wrap”: Don’t fear these! They all make great food storage options, as...
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As you might already be aware, the Environmental Working Group has released a report titled, “How Much Is Too Much? Excess Vitamins and Minerals in Food Can Harm Kids’ Health.” The report claims that young children are at risk of consuming too much of three nutrients: vitamin A, zinc, and niacin,...
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By: Megan Meyer, Microbiology and Immunology Doctoral Student, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Recently, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) released a report titled “How Much is Too Much? Excess Vitamins and Minerals in Food Can Harm Kids’ Health.” The report claimed: Many Americans...
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Why are antibiotics used in cows? Could they make human antibiotics less effective? Are farms too crowded? How do antibiotics in animals affect the safety of your food? Get all the answers you need with Dr. Morgan Scott, veterinarian and professor at Texas A&M, who explains the use of animal...
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Milk Production: From Farm to Table
Milk Production: From Udder to Table from FoodInsight
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Health and nutrition related information are two important topics for US consumers, but recently there has been an increasing interest in food production and sustainability. This year, the International Food Information Council (IFIC) recently conducted its biannual Consumer Perceptions of Food...
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If you were taking in some daytime TV this week, you may have caught Tuesday’s episode of Dr. Oz in which the host and his guest Christopher Leonard, author of The Meat Racket, voiced concerns about the safety of the chicken we purchase at the grocery store. To his credit, Dr. Oz let the audience...
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For Professionals (Are you a consumer?) The International Food Information Council Foundation's Understanding Our Food Communications Tool Kit provides food and agriculture, nutrition and health, and other professionals and communicators with information and tools to communicate the facts about...
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As a technology student, I always looked at food safety as a case study problem, not something that was relevant to my own chicken (or sometimes ramen) dinner.  Thankfully, there are tools like the new FoodInsight Food Safety Facebook Tab to help me figure out what on Earth I’m supposed to be...
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The Fourth of July is upon us, which for our American readers means Independence Day: fireworks, John Philip Sousa, and of course, cookouts. (To our friends north of the border, we hope you had a happy Canada Day earlier this week.) If you plan to visit friends or family, you might want to bring...
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Dr. David R. Lineback is a Senior Fellow, Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) at the University of Maryland at College Park. Dr. Lineback is a carbohydrate chemist and food scientist with an extensive academic background, serving as the Director of JIFSAN from 1998-2005....
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Glossary Terms are defined here only as they relate to food and agriculture and may have applications in other industries (e.g., pharmaceuticals) that are not addressed. For additional definitions and details, please refer to the USDA Glossary of Agricultural Biotechnology Terms located on their...

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