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Featured Articles

Blog entry | Sep 01 2015
Can we please talk about the elephant in the room? Or rather the elephant in the coffee cup? The recent media buzz about some stores adding real pumpkin to their coffee drinks, and/or removing...
Blog entry | Aug 31 2015
It’s no surprise that diet and nutrition impact overall health. But what about something a little more specific, like acne? Acne is one of the most common dermatological conditions that can creep up...
Blog entry | Aug 26 2015
Kombucha is one of the trendiest beverages on store shelves today. Like many other products that have found themselves in the spotlight, enthusiasts have touted kombucha as delivering a variety of...
Blog entry | Aug 26 2015
I love going to conferences. There's so much to learn and so many experts to learn from. Recently, I learned that that not everyone understands that not all research is created equal. Take low-...
Blog entry | Aug 24 2015
If you’re checking Facebook, watching morning shows, or answering calls from your mom, you’ve probably already seen the latest headline grab from Consumer Reports, claiming that your ground beef is,...
Blog entry | Aug 18 2015
Each week, it seems a different nutritional topic – sweeteners, caffeine, food coloring, salt, carbs, or fat – is in the headlines. Is it good for you? Should you avoid it? Usually the advice changes...
Blog entry | Aug 11 2015
Picture this: You and your family are attending a celebration such as a child’s birthday party, a graduation or a holiday event. Someone leans over to you and says, “Look at these kids just bouncing...
Blog entry | Aug 06 2015
Fresh fruit, crusty bread, tuna, yogurt, chocolate. We put a value on every food we come across, and it isn’t just about whether that food is nutritious. There can be a certain glamour to food, as 10...
Media | Aug 03 2015
We all know quinoa is laden with sugar precursors (...carbs). But it's a bit of a mystery as to what it does to your body. Now, thanks to FACTS Followers, we have the answer to that question. The...
Blog entry | Jul 29 2015
I was having lunch with a friend last week and she told me she was avoiding MSG.  When I asked her why, she mentioned that she had read about it on the Internet. That was a big red flag. Obviously,...
Blog entry | Jul 28 2015
“How Americans can lose a lot of weight without giving up a single calorie” is a headline that should be setting off significant mental warning alarms. In fact, in War on Science Part 1, nutrition...
Blog entry | Jul 27 2015
When your mom asked you to clean your plate as a kid, she had good reason. John Oliver explained why on his most recent segment of “Last Week Tonight.” Oliver highlighted the issue of food waste in...
Blog entry | Jul 21 2015
July may be “National Ice Cream Month,” but in my house, every month is Ice Cream Month! It is my family’s all-time favorite treat. I think it must be genetic. It is our “go-to” dessert every chance...
Blog entry | Jul 16 2015
Science is about focused, objective analysis, independent questions, and nuanced answers. So when science steps out of the lab and into the public dialogue, it can be heartbreaking when it morphs...
Blog entry | Jul 15 2015
I recently walked into a trendy fast-casual restaurant and noticed a sign saying that they had stopped serving carnitas. Wow, was I shocked! I found out that some restaurants were having trouble...
Blog entry | Jul 13 2015
We hear about fad diets everywhere. Morning shows, celebrity books, overly enthusiastic extended family members. Lately, it seems like we've been completely inundated with scientifically suspect...
Blog entry | Jul 09 2015
Thank you, Ariana Grande, stalwart guardian of the food supply, exposer of foods left … exposed. Your courageous actions highlighted an egregious food safety faux pas. If it weren't for your...
Blog entry | Jul 08 2015
How much money you make could influence how you buy and think about food. See what the latest consumer research says for income differences in how we feel about processed foods, what we look for on...
Blog entry | Jul 01 2015
The latest headlines could definitely make us panic about having the occasional soda. Because we recently dove into both junk science sins and how studies can get distorted in press releases, we knew...
Blog entry | Jun 24 2015
We’ve seen some pretty crazy language about farming, pesticides, and our fruit and veggies. From the concrete jungle (we’re based in downtown Washington, D.C.), it can be hard to know what’s really...
Blog entry | Jun 23 2015
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...
Blog entry | Jun 22 2015
When you see a headline touting exaggerated or unsupported claims, it’s easy to blame the media. While media can be one part of the problem, there are other parts of the process in play....
Blog entry | Jun 18 2015
Before we begin, there is something I need to disclose: I am a scientist by training and received my PhD in microbiology and immunology, centered on nutritional immunology. Whew! Real science...
Media | Jun 17 2015
Let’s assume you are one of the 85 percent of Americans who consume caffeine every day. Once you’ve armed yourself with some basic facts, it isn’t difficult to make sure that your daily buzz is part...
Blog entry | Jun 09 2015
A lot of caffeine conversations have focused on coffee, but many people turn to energy drinks for a quick caffeine boost. Are energy drinks different? Do other typical ingredients in energy drinks (...
Blog entry | Jun 04 2015
There are a lot of rules that change when you’re pregnant. But thankfully for those of us who love to wake up to warm java, the need to cut out caffeine is a myth. In a scientific opinion on caffeine...
Blog entry | Jun 03 2015
What does the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have to say about your favorite morning ritual? Well, your latte (or second latte) is fine by them. EFSA just released its Scientific Opinion on...
Blog entry | Jun 01 2015
From baby shower banter to podcast episodes, we’ve been hearing about the ‘Bulletproof Coffee’ trend everywhere. We’ve heard our fair share of anecdotes touting health benefits from the strange...
Blog entry | May 28 2015
Before I joined the FoodInsight team, I’d spend work days in one of two ways. Some days, I’d be riding between African farms in the back of a pickup, learning the Nkole word for ‘thank you’ and...
Blog entry | May 11 2015
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...

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