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  • Questions and Answers About Sugars

    Think about foods you most enjoy eating. Chances are they contain some form of sugar. It could be the sugars in peaches fresh from the orchard, or the sugars contributing to the prized taste of your favorite ice cream. Indeed, most people enjoy the sweet taste of sugars. But taste is only one of the important roles sugars play in food. For example, sugars help preserve jams, cereals, cakes, candies, cookies and drinks. Sugars also help produce the tender, moist texture of cakes and the golden

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  • 2010 Food & Health Survey: Consumer Attitudes Toward Food Safety, Nutrition & Health

    The 2010 Food and Health Survey: Consumer Attitudes Toward Food Safety, Nutrition and Health, commissioned by the International Food Information Council Foundation, is the fifth annual national quantitative study designed to gain insights from consumers on important food safety, nutrition, and health-related topics.

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  • Food Biotechnology: A Study of U.S. Consumer Attitudinal Trends, 2006 REPORT

    After a decade of consumer attitudinal research, it is clear that a majority of consumers are confident in the safety of the U.S. food supply and express little to no concern about food and agricultural biotechnology. A significant majority also have no outstanding concern about labeling foods produced using biotechnology as such.

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  • Background on Agricultural Practices and Food Technologies

    Agriculture has made a tremendous contribution to the quality of American life. It is not just an industry, it is the foundation of our civilization. Agriculture provides the basic essentials for living: the food we eat, the beverages we drink, the clothing we wear, and the materials for our homes. Without agriculture, we would have none of these.

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  • A Case-In-Point: “Real Life” Communication Case Studies

    Let’s put what you’ve learned about the marketing model into real-world context. By definition, a case study is “a detailed analysis of an individual or group, especially as an exemplary model” (Webster II New College Dictionary). Hence, case studies are a good way to see the “theories in action.”

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  • Sustainable Agriculture: Can Biotechnology Play A Role?

    The sustainability of our everyday actions is becoming more important as we plan for a changing global climate and an increasing global population. One area in particular that receives a large amount of attention is agriculture.

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  • Ensuring A Safe Food Supply: A Concise Guide to the U.S. Food Regulatory System

    This easy-to-use guide provides information about the main federal agencies with food regulatory responsibility, including FDA, USDA and EPA, and outlines each one's role in food safety regulation.

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  • Caffeine & Women's Health

    This publication addresses common health issues for women and how caffeine can safely be consumed, dispelling myths about caffeine and women's health. Topics include pregnancy, fertility, miscarriage, birth defects, breastfeeding, cancer and heart disease.

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  • Arsenic and Our Food: The Facts

    Arsenic is one of many naturally occurring elements in the air, water, rocks and soil. This means that it is common for a variety of foods and beverages to naturally contain trace amounts of arsenic that are not harmful to consumers. Ongoing monitoring of our food supply indicates there is no reason to be alarmed about arsenic in the consumable products that you enjoy. Want to know more? Please reference our resources below for more information.

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  • 2008 Food & Health Survey: Consumer Attitudes toward Food, Nutrition & Health

    The IFIC Foundation Food & Health Survey provides ongoing insights into the many disconnects Americans have between the food they eat and their health. The initial wave of this survey was conducted in 2006 and acts as a benchmark study, with the 2007 and 2008 Food & Health Surveys serving as the follow-up, trending surveys.

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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?