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Featured Articles

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...
Blog entry | May 04 2015
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...
Blog entry | May 01 2015
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...
Blog entry | Apr 27 2015
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...
Blog entry | Apr 20 2015
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...
Blog entry | Apr 14 2015
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has stirred up more nutrition-related controversy with a photo she tweeted showing how far $29 a week will go for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients,...
Blog entry | Apr 10 2015
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...
Blog entry | Mar 30 2015
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...
Blog entry | Mar 27 2015
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...
Blog entry | Mar 23 2015
UPDATE 4/2: We have our Misguided Madness Championship winner! Through both expert vote and social media write-in, we had a decisive victory for one terrible piece of food advice to beat them all: "...
Blog entry | Mar 20 2015
Originally posted Feb. 12, 2015 UPDATE (March 20, 2015): The FDA has concluded that the genetically engineered apples are "as safe and nutritious" as their conventional counterparts. The U.S....
Blog entry | Mar 20 2015
Once again, Consumer Reports is making some pretty questionable claims about our food. This time, it’s about the safety of organic versus conventional produce, based on the pest control methods used...
Blog entry | Mar 19 2015
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...
Blog entry | Mar 18 2015
With some of the recent controversy we are seeing about cheese, we are going to take this opportunity to “milk” the benefits of packaged dairy products. As our latest infographic illustrates, you can...
Blog entry | Mar 12 2015
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...
Blog entry | Mar 06 2015
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...
Blog entry | Feb 25 2015
Earlier this year, we heard the European Food Safety Authority confirming the safety of bisphenol A (BPA).  Just when I thought we were off to a good start, we’re now hearing about a recent study...
Blog entry | Feb 12 2015
The big screen is heating up with 50 Shades of Grey this week. I may be a bit unconventional, but it’s got me pondering the shades of gray I encounter every day. As a student of science, I find...
Blog entry | Feb 11 2015
It's hard to see headlines about vaccinations and not think about another promising technology for humans: biotechnology. But the analogies only go so far. First there was news about cases of mumps...

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