Modern biotechnology refers to various scientific techniques used to produce specific desired traits in plants, animals or microorganisms through the use of genetic knowledge. Since its introduction to agriculture and food production in the early-1990’s, biotechnology has been utilized to develop new tools for improving productivity.
Understanding Food Allergy provides an overview of food allergies, including the Big 8 food allergens (milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, soy, wheat, and shellfish), food allergy symptoms (including anaphylaxis), avoidance, and management. Understanding Food Allergy also describes how a food allergic reaction differs from a food sensitivity or food intolerance.
Recently, some have raised concern regarding a food ingredient known as Transglutaminase (TG); nicknaming the enzyme “meat glue.” Reports have sparked inaccurate perceptions about the safe use of TG. Here’s what you need to know about TG aka “meat glue.”
Twenty-five years ago, the chances were slim that a food and health-related study in a scientific journal would make the evening news or greet readers in their morning newspapers. Now, hardly a week goes by when a breaking dietary study doesn't make headlines.
Health professionals communicate with consumers through many channels—from one-on-one counseling sessions to conferences, popular magazine articles, the Internet, and even TV programs. Given the vast number of conversation opportunities, you should take advantage of all them using skills we call the 3 P’s of Communication: Publishing, Presenting, and Primetime performance. Once you develop this repertoire of skills, you’ll be an effective communicator in any consumer conversation setting.
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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?