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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 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...
Blog entry | Feb 05 2015
“To turn caring into action, we need to see a problem, find a solution, and deliver impact.”- Bill Gates Bill Gates is a billionaire with a heart as big as his brain. He’s a computer geek turned...
Blog entry | Feb 04 2015
It always impresses me when I think about how pizza has become the universal comfort food. Anywhere you go, pizza seems to have a presence and answers so many different needs. There aren’t many foods...
Blog entry | Feb 02 2015
Research has confirmed that the type of fat we eat is more important than how much we eat. But which fats are the healthiest, and where can we find them? Find key fat information about coconut oil,...
Blog entry | Jan 29 2015
You probably thought you could escape all of the “Deflategate” drama surrounding the Super Bowl by reading a food and nutrition blog. I’m sorry to say you can’t even escape it here, because believe...
Blog entry | Jan 26 2015
An orange might have more health benefits for you when it’s in the form of juice than as piece of fruit. Surprised? A recent study found that when orange juice and oranges were thrown into a test...
Blog entry | Jan 26 2015
Headlines on the latest consumer survey popped up all over my feeds this week. They varied from exasperated (80% Of Americans Support Mandatory Labels On Foods Containing DNA. DNA!) to insulting (Are...

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  • Join the tens of thousands of mythbusters out there fighting against bad information on food
  • Get no-nonsense, easy-to-understand nutrition and safety insights
  • Read Q&As with experts explaining the latest studies, debates, and news stories
  • Be empowered to make your own decisions about your diet
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