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In the spirit of the season, we’re bringing you 5 Christmas Movie Meal Hacks! So curl up with some classic Netflix, a few of these seasonal meals, and our secrets to make the most out of them:   The Santa Clause Meal of Choice: Chocolate Chip Cookies Our Food Hack: Make your splurges sensible...
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If you’re city-dweller like me, you may have thought that raw (unpasteurized) milk was put out to pasture (or, better yet, “Pasteur”) in the 19th century. This old-fashioned food safety faux pas has made a comeback in recent years, with a small but outspoken audience that hypes raw milk as a cure-...
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Whether it's the latest celebrity athlete or your mom's best friend, it seems like everyone is talking about “gluten” and going “gluten-free.” So what IS gluten? Gluten is the collective term for the proteins found in the grains wheat, rye and barley and their various forms. It is best known for...
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Clean, Separate, Cook, Chill: it’s the mantra of the food safety world. This message says a lot in four simple words, but, at the 2014 Consumer Food Safety Education Conference, I learned that it takes more than just a simple, science-based message to keep families safe from food-borne illness....
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Which food contains protein and readily absorbed iron? How many grams of protein are there in a spoon of peanut butter? What nutrients are lost when you sweat? How much do YOU really know about food and health? Now you can find out, and maybe show off to your friends while you're at it. We're...
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Alliance to Feed the Future Announces 2014 Communicator of the Year Award Alliance and American Meat Institute Honor Diana Prichard at 16th Farm Journal Forum (Washington, D.C., December 10, 2014) —The Alliance to Feed the Future has announced that Diana Prichard is the second recipient of its...
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The International Food Information Council (IFIC) and Foundation are dedicated to the mission of effectively communicating science-based information on health, nutrition and food safety for the public good. In fulfilling this mission, IFIC and Foundation are proud to present the publication of our...
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Who doesn’t love the Mediterranean? The sights, the sounds, the climate, the cultures. And the cuisine…oh, the cuisine! For decades, the health community has looked for an explanation for the heart health of the people of this region. What about Mediterranean life is so different from the rest of...
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Every day, we at FoodInsight are working hard to bring you great content by qualified experts. But who are these experts toiling away? In our new series, "Better Know a Dietitian," we introduce you to the smart folks who make sure that you've got the very best information in food safety and...
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Tis the season for gathering with family and reminding your loved ones through presents (or maybe just hugs) how important they are in your life. While in the warmth of holiday happiness, this may be a good time to think about the relationships you have that could use some TLC. Admittedly, I could...
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USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently announced the “deregulated” status for a new variety of genetically engineered potato that has been improved to produce less of the heat-formed compound, acrylamide, as well as to reduce black spot resulting from bruising. This...
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When many of us hear the word 'arsenic,' we often pair it with 'old lace' and the two little old ladies from the play and movie who liked to poison visitors. It's understandable, then, that thoughts of arsenic--atomic number 33 on the periodic table of elements--might make us jumpy. Why on earth...
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(NU) - From farm to table, much about food production has changed - for both farmers and consumers. Like any other business, farmers must adapt to a changing world - one that will see its population grow to 9.6 billion by 2050. With finite resources, it will take innovation and a variety of...
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Protein is a “hot topic” in the news and there is plenty of scientific research on the benefits of protein to warrant the attention. Dietary protein plays a key role in weight management, muscle building, appetite control, and preventing loss of lean body mass and osteoporosis. There are a variety...
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What is propylene glycol? Propylene glycol is a common ingredient found in many products we use in our daily life. Propylene glycol and other substances such as baking soda are often used in common foods, it also have a variety of uses outside of food, such as serving as an ingredient in many...
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In 1983, the first scientific report on the development of genetically engineered (GE or food biotechnology, also inaccurately referred to as GMOs) plant cells was published (1). Since then, agricultural biotechnology farming has dramatically increased. The 2013 International Service for the...

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