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World Food Day is an important time to recognize the pressing need to end world hunger and food insecurity. While this day has a global focus, the issues of hunger and food insecurity are also close to home. More than one in seven American households (14.3 percent) are food insecure, meaning that...
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Football season is in full swing, which means we are in the midst of tailgates, viewing parties, fantasy football and endless amounts of scrumptious food. From our new recipes to your favorite classics, we want to make sure that our game day plan is full of energy and good memories—not a sick...
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This week’s candidate packs a whole lot of punch. Whole grain cereal is a great way to start your morning because it helps you get your recommended daily 48g of whole grains. With a variety of options in the market, there are so many ways to spoon your way to good health. Vote for Whole Grain...
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In May 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that by July 2018, the Nutrition Facts label will display added sugars information in grams per serving and percent Daily Value. The decision to declare added sugars on the revised label is based, in part, on recommendations from the...
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Here is a collection of resources that can help you better understand antibiotics and antibiotic resistance.  Q&A: Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance in the Food Supply The health of animals is very important to the farmers and ranchers who raise them, as well as the veterinarians who work...
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—By some estimates, up to half of all the food produced on the planet—about 2 billion tons—is wasted before it ever reaches a human stomach. Yet, according to a survey by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation, many Americans are shockingly unaware of their own...
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The health of animals is very important to the farmers and ranchers who raise them, as well as the veterinarians who work with them. Despite this, animals may still become sick and require treatment, just like people. Read on to learn more about antibiotic use in the food supply. What are...
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The very first time I got a latte, I had no idea what I was ordering. There was just a special on caramel lattes, it sounded good, and so I figured, “Why not?” Despite the nonchalant order, the first taste began a lifelong affair with this comforting and creamy coffee beverage (as well as spending...
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For more than 50 years, veterinarians and producers have administered antibiotics to food animals, primarily poultry, swine, and cattle, mostly to fight or prevent animal diseases. The FDA has provided a tightly regulated framework on how antibiotics can be used in the food supply. 1980’s - All new...
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When it comes to pesticides, there is a lot of debate in the media about what is true and what is false. Once and for all, let's debunk some of the most common myths about pesticides. Pesticides: Myths vs. Reality from Food Insight
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Imagine you consistently meal-prep, set aside an hour each day to workout, and regularly get seven to eight hours of sleep a night. Sounds great, right? You’ve been doing this for about four weeks, but the scale won’t change like you want it to. You’re annoyed—and pressed for time. So you Google...
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Have you read or heard about pesticides lately? Are you interested in learning more? Here is a fast way to learn more about what pesticides are and how they are used safely for food production.  Pesticide 101 [INFOGRAPHIC] from Food Insight
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Hi, again, from the pregnancy diaries. It’s been a crazy 9 ½ months with only a few more weeks to go. As I reflect on the joys and challenges of pregnancy, there’s one challenge in particular that I’d like to shed some light on: eating away from home while pregnant. During pregnancy, there are two...
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Recipes Pickled Turnips Island Coconut and Sweet Potato Stew Chickpea and Roasted Eggplant Fetteh "Spiked" Nutrition: Oat Crusted Chicken with Lemon Dill Yogurt Sauce (VIDEO/RECIPE CARD) "Spiked" Nutrition: Pasta with Salmon Meatballs (VIDEO/RECIPE CARD)  "Spiked" Nutrition: Breakfast...
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Food Safety may not be at the forefront of your priorities right now, but one bad experience could suddenly change your mind. Why should we care? Because rotten food from foodborne pathogens can make you extremely sick. The CDC estimates that roughly 48 million people get sick from a foodborne...

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