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October Food Days

Every Day is Food Day!

Celebrating Food from Farm to Fork

    From the awarding of the World Food Prize in Des Moines, IA on October 17, to the World Food Day celebration sanctioned by the UN on October 16, as well as other planned events, October will truly be a month to celebrate food and agriculture.

   For the farmers, ranchers, other producers, manufacturers and retailers who provide a cornucopia of food choices for Americans and consumers around the globe, every day is a day dedicated to food. The IFIC Foundation is playing our part to celebrate food and agriculture this month by providing science-based information on the origin, production, nutrition, and safety of today’s modern food supply.

    Please use and share the information found here with your colleagues, family and friends, and help us raise awareness and celebrate the many different agricultural and food production practices responsible for providing us with great tasting, nutritious, safe, affordable and convenient food choices every day. 



Farm to Fork: Additional Resources for More Information

Modern Food Production Resources

Print Materials:

Expert Video Series: Expert Perspectives on Feeding the Growing Population with Dr. Bob Thompson


Expert Video Series: Expert Perspectives on Food Production w/Dr. Lowell Catlett

Expert Video Series: From Farm to Fork: Experts on Our Food Supply

Biotechnology Resources

Fortification Resources

Food Insight Fortification Series:

Food Ingredient and Component Resources

Food Safety Resources

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By: Catherine Gensler, Food Science Undergraduate Student at University of Massachusetts, Amherst Date: 4/15/14

Chemical: a compound or substance that has been purified or prepared, esp. artificially.

When it comes to food, consumers appreciate transparency, especially with rising consumer [confusion] about food and food processing (Look at what are we doing right now with this blog, right?!)

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By: Stephanie Masiello, Cornell University PhD & Sarah Romotsky, RD Date: 4/3/14

In light of multiple new studies hitting the media, we are highlighting the important topic of understanding how to evaluate scientific studies.


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By: Lindsey Loving and Liz Sanders, MPH, RD Date: 4/1/14

Lately, there has been a lot of discussion in the media about carrageenan in food. With any food ingredient, it’s important to look at the science behind the buzz.  Carrageenan (pronounced “care-uh-gee-nun”) is a naturally-occurring ingredient that is extracted from red seaweed and used to improve the texture and palatability of many foods and beverages.

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By: David B. Schmidt Date: 3/26/14

What happens to the crops and livestock farmers and ranchers grow between the time they are harvested and the time they arrive as food on our tables? How do products like eggs, cereal and ketchup arrive to our homes ready to eat and stay that way until we make them part of our meals?

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By: Brittany Mountjoy Date: 3/20/14 

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the 90th Agricultural Outlook Forum, hosted by USDA in the Washington, DC area for those involved in U.S. agriculture. The theme of the Forum,

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By: Liz Sanders, MPH, RDN, LDN Date: 3/12/14

National Nutrition Month is the perfect time to say it: I am very proud to be a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).

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By: Marcia Greenblum, MS, RDN Date: 3/7/14

“Enjoy the taste of eating right!” is this year’s National Nutrition Month theme and for the past seven years, American consumers have confirmed that taste is their number one consideration when purchasing foods and beverages according to our IFIC Foundation Annual Food and Health Survey.

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By:Liz Sanders MPH, RD Date: 2/14/2014

Whether you are in a romantic relationship or just flying solo, Valentine's Day is a time to treat yourself. Everyone deserves to take some time out of their busy schedules to reflect on all the love in their lives, and maybe (who am I kidding?

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By: Laurie Hainley, Virginia Tech Dietetic Intern Date: 2/12/14

February is the month for Valentine’s Day, but did you also know that it is the time for American Heart Month? Good news is that there is a way for you to enjoy a Valentine’s Day treat while also being kind to your heart! How can you do that? With chocolate!

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By: Liz Williams, President of the SoFAB Institute Date: 1/30/2014

Denver is eating from food trucks and carts.  It is a city where food trends are part of the culture, a city that mixes the best of the world with the local.

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IFIC Foundation Taste Test Challenge

To celebrate National Nutrition Month and the theme, "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right," the IFIC Foundation filmed our very own taste test challenge. Take a look, think you would have passed?