Bill Nye has really been putting the "science" in his "Science Guy" nickname lately. This time the subject is food biotechnology. So why has this famed science communicator had a change of heart?
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(Visit the 2015 Food and Health Survey resource page at www.foodinsight.org/2015-FHS) New Survey: Americans Not Nearly As Fit As We Think We Are10th Food and Health Survey Reveals Gap Between Self-Perception and Reality, Economic Divide on Organic and Processed Foods, Where Health and Food Rank...
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Bill Nye, "the Science Guy," helped make "geek chic" chic before it was chic. He also made science cool for a generation who grew up watching his eponymous PBS Kids program. More recently, he has become a science evangelist for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. But there is one area that has...
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The 2015 Food & Health Survey: Consumer Attitudes toward Food Safety, Nutrition & Health, marks the 10th anniversary of an ongoing investigation into the beliefs and behaviors of Americans. The survey, commissioned by the International Food Information Council Foundation, delves deeply into...
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May 10th marks the start of Women’s Health Week. Our needs are unique and, too often, they fall to the bottom of our priority lists. A healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be hard work, so resolve to learn a few tips that can improve your health and fitness at any age: 20’s Whether you’re working on...
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To celebrate this campaign season, we're sharing campaign posters for some of our favorite nutrient-powered foods. Take a look at our first candidate- peanut butter - to check out its fiber, protein, and unsaturated fat. INFOGRAPHIC: Peanut Butter: Vote for Healthful Fats and Protein from Food...
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Happy Cinco de Mayo! 5/5/15: the fifth day of the fifth month of 2015. What a symmetrical date! No, this is not a math-focused piece, but I will give you five reasons to add more Mexican flare to your meals this year. Today, I celebrate the rich food culture of our southern neighbor. Many of my...
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Myth: Fructose is worse for you than table sugar. Fact: Neither fructose nor table sugar is inherently harmful— it’s all about moderation and balancing your overall diet and activity level. There are many reasons why people become obese and unhealthy.  One blame target is fructose and other forms...
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From company announcements to government reports, there’s more attention than ever on the use of antibiotics in animals, different antibiotic types, and what producers and the FDA are doing to maintain human and animal health. There are a lot of terms flying around, so we spoke to Justin G....
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Sometimes, a cabinet full of cans doesn’t have the same power to excite that a bowl of fresh veggies does. But using canned, dried, or frozen foods can eliminate the need to throw out aging produce, creating food waste. It also has a great bonus of convenience- fruits and veggies are always there...
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Yellow, red, and blue are seemingly harmless primary colors when seen in nature or on a color wheel. But when talking about color additives in food, some people have questions about their safety. Are food colors really a threat to your health? Even more, do they belong in your family’s food?   Are...
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Last week, something wonderful happened. The Daily Show dove into the newly approved low-acrylamide potato, produced using biotechnology. The show called out Jeffrey Smith, executive director of The Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), for his unscientific fear-mongering on the issue of...
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The air is warm and welcoming. Flowers are full of color.  It is spring! After a long, cold winter, it is time to get outside! One of the best ways to take in spring is to visit your local, state or national park for a hike through the woods. Whether you are planning a six-month gaunt on the...
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Sun, seeds, soil, and now… satellite positioning. Technology has added a whole new dimension to farming. New innovations don’t just make life easier for farmers, they can help to protect the environment. This Earth Day, let’s look at three ways that technology has made farming greener....
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Bird flu, or avian influenza, is once again in the headlines. It’s bad news for birds, but what does this mean for the safety of the poultry and eggs on your family’s table? We’ve answered some questions that you may have about avian flu and what it means for the safety of the food supply.   I read...
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If you're like us, you've probably come across several people who are opposed to so-called "genetically modified organisms," or GMOs. We prefer terms like "food biotechnology" or "genetically engineered" because, in reality, genetic modification has been taking place almost as long as human beings...

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