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Blog entry | Aug 15 2014
Sugar. How did this simple carbohydrate become a substance that generates such complex conversations and polarizing opinions? The increasing debate over sugars seems to have no plateau in sight. At...
Blog entry | Aug 15 2014
By the very nature of science, new research and new discoveries can complicate the quest for what might be considered a definitive “truth.” This is especially important when it comes to food and...
Blog entry | Aug 14 2014
Last week, Cliff Weathers at Alternet gave us a tutorial on 4 of the Biggest Quacks Plaguing America with False Claims About Science. “In short,” Weathers says, “quackery is dangerous. It promotes...
Blog entry | Jul 31 2014
Neil deGrasse Tyson, speaker of some of our favorite science quotes (especially the one above!), shared his take on "the attention that genetically modified foods are receiving," "artificial...
Blog entry | Jul 28 2014
Last week, a "hit list" site emerged calling for violent attacks on both journalists and scientists who write about benefits of biotechnology. For many of us who communicate the science of food and...
Blog entry | Jul 24 2014
If you’re anything like me, you get sucked into “listicles.” I’m usually only halfway through my morning emails before I click on The 15 Best Beaches, and pretty soon I’m working my way through 15...
Blog entry | Jul 21 2014
Consumers have long been aware of the relationship between nutrition and health. With the advent of environmental concerns, rates of organic farming have increased, offering consumers choices of...
Blog entry | Jul 10 2014
If you were taking in some daytime TV this week, you may have caught Tuesday’s episode of Dr. Oz in which the host and his guest Christopher Leonard, author of The Meat Racket, voiced concerns about...
Blog entry | Jul 03 2014
The way some bloggers and commentators talk about food and the ingredients that go into it, I sometimes start to hear the theme from "Jaws" in my head. News reports literally warn of the dangers "...
Blog entry | Jul 03 2014
This blog was originally posted on GreenEyedGuide.com by Danielle Robertson (@GreenEyedGuide), food biochemist and author, and is reposted with permission. In many cases, companies have found...
Blog entry | Jun 30 2014
Amber Pankonin, a board certified pediatric dietitian, has written one of the few pieces anywhere to cast a critical, skeptical eye on the recent documentary "Fed Up." (Another such exception, of...
Article | Jun 25 2014
A slightly modified version of a widely discredited study purporting to show a link between consumption of biotech corn and tumors in rats, originally published in 2012, has resurfaced. Appearing...
Article | Jun 23 2014
Hello, world! Welcome to the FACTS Network, your source for accurate, reliable, science-based information about food and nutrition. "What is FACTS?" you might ask. Here is what we're all about: Food...
Media | May 29 2014
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  • Read Q&As with experts explaining the latest studies, debates, and news stories
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