Even since our War on Science piece on low-calorie sweeteners, we’ve seen a new unscientific attack mount. Consider the latest headline...
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Even since our War on Science piece on low-calorie sweeteners, we’ve seen a new unscientific attack mount.  Consider the latest headline: “Soda shouldn’t be called ‘diet,’ advocacy group says.” When you describe something as "diet," what does it mean? It’s a food or beverage “suitable for...
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Last week, part of the FoodInsight team ventured up to Boston (where, yes, it’s still winter) for the Experimental Biology conference. There, we got to nerd out about everything from anatomy and physiology to biochemistry. Getting so many scientists and registered dietitians in one place has a few...
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Here’s the good news: food recalls are in place to protect public health.  The recall process involves coordination between manufacturers, public health professionals, and others.  Once in a while, we hear about a recall for a food product that we hadn’t associated with a certain pathogen.  This...
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It’s been said that food is the universal language. We all eat it, cook it, prepare it, and want it to be safe-no matter our country of origin. Here in the United States, families work hard every day (in collaboration with regulatory agencies and food manufacturers) to keep our food supply safe....
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Remember those mushy little peas you threw across the room as a child? Well, it might be time to take another bite and power up with peas. Lately, pea protein has been popping up from headlines to diet books, so it’s time for a primer. Peas are legumes, which are an excellent source of protein....
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Call it the straw that broke the camel’s very, very overwhelmed back. The latest crazy headline driving people away from fruits and vegetables was too much for us. The last couple weeks have been a heyday for pesticide residue misquotes, misrepresentations, and misinformation. Here are seven of the...
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Organic and conventionally produced foods. They may seem like “apples and oranges,” but they have a lot more similarities than you may think. That’s especially true when it comes to food safety. A string of recalls for organic products has cast much-needed light on a big food safety myth. (Examples...
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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...
Continuing Professional Education
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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