IFIC Foundation Senior Vice President of Nutrition and Food Safety Marianne Smith Edge provided oral comments today on the “Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.”
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It's that time of year when many health professionals are scrambling to calculate their CDR Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits to ensure they have the required number to remain in good standing with the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Not to worry! Registered dietitians and...
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Are you falling asleep mid-task, having trouble concentrating on conversations, or wanting to take a mid-afternoon nap at your desk? Most of us have experienced the overwhelming sensation of exhaustion at less-than-optimal times. The good news is that you may be able to prevent fatigue and boost...
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(Washington, D.C.) -  International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation Senior Vice President of Nutrition and Food Safety Marianne Smith Edge, MS, RD, LD, FADA provided oral comments today on the “Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.” IFIC Foundation was one...
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Thank you for the opportunity to offer comments today. My name is Marianne Smith Edge, and I’m the senior vice president for nutrition and food safety at the International Food Information Council Foundation. We’re a nonprofit organization with a mission to effectively communicate science-based...
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Pictured are David B. Schmidt (L), president and CEO of the International Food Information Council, and Dr. Nina Fedoroff of Penn State University. Credit: Matt Raymond/IFIC (Washington, D.C.) -  International Food Information Council (IFIC) President and CEO David Schmidt testified today at a U.S...
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We have a Final 4! In all of the ridiculous, far-fetched, and downright irresponsible food advice we’ve heard, here are the official top 4 that most represent food MADNESS. Tweet at us to vote in our two final matchups: “Juice is a good replacement for a meal” versus “'Cleanse' toxins out of your...
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Originally posted Feb. 12, 2015 UPDATE (March 20, 2015): The FDA has concluded that the genetically engineered apples are "as safe and nutritious" as their conventional counterparts. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today announced that it has...
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Recent publications by the International Agency for Research on Cancer and Consumer Reports question the safety of consuming conventionally grown fruits, vegetables, and foods containing crops grown with pesticides. The International Food Information Council Foundation offers the following...
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Originally posted Nov. 21, 2014 UPDATE (March 20, 2015): The FDA has concluded that six varieties of genetically engineered potatoes are "as safe and nutritious as their conventional counterparts." USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently announced the “deregulated” status...
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“Aspartame Sensitivity? A Double Blind Randomised Crossover Study,” published in the journal PLOS One, is the latest in a long line of studies that confirm the safety of aspartame. Although some people have reported adverse reactions to aspartame (such as headaches, anxiety, or seizures), labeled...
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Once again, Consumer Reports is making some pretty questionable claims about our food. This time, it’s about the safety of organic versus conventional produce, based on the pest control methods used by farmers. We’ve talked about the erroneous science behind publicity-seeking lists like the Dirty...
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Recently, there have been a number of stories about food recalls, from the Today Show to social media.  You may have heard about them at some point during your busy day, but, just in case, here’s what you may have missed. It’s important to be aware when a food recall is happening. But it’s equally...
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This month’s issue of National Geographic arrived in mailboxes (yes, those still exist) covering a pretty heated topic: The War on Science. You can dig into their feature online, which covers everything from the anti-vaccination movement to fear of “GMOs” or food biotechnology. In the spirit of the...
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With some of the recent controversy we are seeing about cheese, we are going to take this opportunity to “milk” the benefits of packaged dairy products. As our latest infographic illustrates, you can’t always judge a food by its package. Dairy products are no different. ASN’s 2014 Statement “...
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Why do we eat the way that we do? When thinking about how to manage your weight, do you ever wonder why some advice is easy to follow, yet other times you struggle to make lasting changes? You swear off snacks for a week but then see someone snacking and you make up for lost time. Perhaps the...

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