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This week, FDA released their risk assessment on arsenic levels in rice products. Their main conclusion? "Consumers can certainly eat rice as part of a well-balanced diet."

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May the Fourth be with you. It’s Star Wars day again. That means it’s a perfect time to break out your light saber and pop in your old VHS copy of Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. But before you get frozen (in carbonite) in front of the TV, let’s see what our favorite Star Wars characters have...
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A few months back at a family reunion, my mom and I seriously considered hiding the orange juice from the rest of our relatives. We were in Florida, drinking delicious, fresh-squeezed orange juice, and we really didn’t want to share with the 20 relatives we were staying with. It was just so good....
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(Washington, D.C.)—Joseph Clayton has been named President and CEO of the International Food Information Council, effective July 11, 2016. Clayton also will serve as CEO of the IFIC Foundation. Clayton is currently the interim President of the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI). He previously...
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The European Food Information Council’s latest ‘Global Update on Nutrition Labelling’, February 2016, is now available for purchase. The Global Update on Nutritional Labelling is a comprehensive report that: Gives an up-to-date, comprehensive view of the food labelling landscape worldwide Evaluates...
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We are on the edge of something big, yet microscopic. Emerging research about the microbiome is hitting media outlets from large newspapers to small blogs. Consumers are eager to learn more and to harness the health benefits of this field. Unfortunately, the small amount of existing research, and a...
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With the constant chatter about sugars, there are probably at least a few things you’re unsure of and would like more information about.  If so, this infographic, "4 Things You May Be Wondering About Sugars," is for you, covering common topics or everyday arguments you may have heard about sugars....
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With all the information out there on what you should be thinking about when making food decisions, it can be confusing to know exactly what to focus on. There are so many nutrients and components in food that have associated health benefits, and this infographic highlights the five best ones to...
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There are 7 billion people on the planet, and in 30 years, that number will grow to 10 billion. While the population boom in the last century has encouraged an abundance of advancements in food safety, science, and convenience, we still have 795 million people worldwide who go hungry every day. To...
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Food waste is serious issue. In America, we toss out 35 million tons of food every year—and that’s just the food that is wasted in homes and thrown out at restaurants. While food waste is a complex issue that does not have a simple solution, there are easy changes that we can make to help. Check...
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It can be extremely difficult to determine if the latest trending news story is reporting accurate or credible scientific information—seriously, who has time for that? Because so many stories in the media are about sugars these days, you’ve likely heard many polarizing opinions and complex...
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The taste of sweets is a basic biological adaptation that evolved to allow humans to find hard-to-find, energy-rich foods, specifically fruit. Once hard to get, fruit rots quickly after it ripens, and before refrigeration, it could only be eaten seasonally. In 1822, Americans ate 6.3 lbs. of sugar...
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April is National Soyfoods Month and the perfect time recognize soy as no longer just a vegetarian or vegan delicacy. Soybeans and soy ingredients continue to grow in popularity and are a common item in the refrigerator and pantry of meat-eaters as well. In the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for...
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We get it. Some of those ingredients listed on the package can be hard to pronounce. But rest assured, as these ingredients are all considered safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for their functionality in food. Let’s take a closer look to understand their role in our favorite foods...
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In honor of this year’s March Madness, Foodinsight decided to create our own bracket to find out what you are doing more often to improve your diet. Well, the votes are now in and the options have been whittled down from 30 down to just one. In case you missed it, the winner is "eating more fruits...
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Contributing to the rise of misinformation, junk science is defined as untested or unproven when presented as scientific fact. It could be the result of a poorly designed study published in a predatory science journal, or a journalist cherry-picking data and overstepping results in a well-designed...

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