Blog entry | Aug 21 2014
By now if you’re like me, you’ve probably had it up to here when it comes to hearing about the risks associated with certain foods.  But there are risks associated with everything we do.  The...
Blog entry | Aug 19 2014
The following article was published originally in the August/September 2014 issue of Sugar Producer magazine (click here to view, turn to p. 14) and is republished here with permission: According to...
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 15 2014
Years ago when my children were school age I was surprised by the lack of nutritional value I saw in their classmate’s lunches. I was so proud to be sending what I thought was a healthful, filling...
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 | Aug 12 2014
Every parent wants to feed their family safe, nutritious, and healthful foods. If you’ve seen recent news articles on grass-fed versus grain-fed meat, you’re probably left wondering how to choose...
Blog entry | Aug 07 2014
Basketball fans were buzzing this week over LeBron’s reduced-carb diet and reported weight loss (because, hey, what else can you cover in the off-season?) Many of us non-sports stars are now asking...
Blog entry | Aug 01 2014
We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Nutrino, an app that keeps diet advice simple by telling you what food you should eat based on your needs, goal and lifestyle.  The app offers a ton...
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 25 2014
Is it really “Sweet to Eat?” Chances are you’ve heard in the news this week about a voluntary recall of fresh, whole peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots because of a possible health risk.  These...
Blog entry | Jul 24 2014
We heard the sad announcement out of Denver that Pat Bowlen, the 30-year owner of the Broncos, is stepping aside from his involvement with the team to deal with Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's is...
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 18 2014
  1. “I deal with fungal rot, bacterial formation, microbes, enzymes, mold and oxidation”: He’s got a point. These things are bad for leftovers. 2. “I never bother with baggies, glass jars,...
Blog entry | Jul 17 2014
By: Megan Meyer, Microbiology and Immunology Doctoral Student, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Recently, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) released a report titled “How Much is Too...
Blog entry | Jul 14 2014
Health and nutrition related information are two important topics for US consumers, but recently there has been an increasing interest in food production and sustainability. This year, the...
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 08 2014
As a technology student, I always looked at food safety as a case study problem, not something that was relevant to my own chicken (or sometimes ramen) dinner.  Thankfully, there are tools like the...
Blog entry | Jul 03 2014
The Fourth of July is upon us, which for our American readers means Independence Day: fireworks, John Philip Sousa, and of course, cookouts. (To our friends north of the border, we hope you had a...
Blog entry | Jun 27 2014
Whether a friendly mouse or an energetic five-year old, sometimes we just want a cold glass of milk.  To wrap up National Dairy Month, we’ve pulled together 4 surprising milk facts for moms. Happy...
Blog entry | Jun 25 2014
He might be the most powerful man on Earth and ultimately responsible for America's food safety regulators, but even President Barack Obama can make a food safety faux pas. As seen in the June 23...
Blog entry | Jun 20 2014
There’s very little doubt that healthful eating is critical for a healthy mind, body and soul.  And it’s been well documented that our health status is affected in part by what we eat.  “Eating for...
Blog entry | Jun 20 2014
With an increasing focus on nutrition and health by American consumers has come greater curiosity about where our food comes from and how it is produced. Echoed by concerns in the media, consumers...
Blog entry | Jun 20 2014
We are quickly approaching Memorial Day weekend, a time for family picnics, community BBQs, and the first dip at the pool and most importantly a time to voice our appreciation for our sons and...
Blog entry | May 21 2014
Note: This blog post is being co-published on the Global Health Council and International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation websites. This week, I am participating in the 67th World Health...
Blog entry | May 08 2014
Today is the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act.  You might wonder what this is and why it’s relevant to those who focus on food safety, nutrition, and health.  I certainly did not know much...
Blog entry | Apr 14 2014
By: Catherine Gensler, Food Science Undergraduate Student at University of Massachusetts, Amherst Date: 4/15/14 The following blog post was originally posted on April 1, 2014 on the University of...
Blog entry | Apr 02 2014
By: Stephanie Masiello, Cornell University PhD & Sarah Romotsky, RD Date: 4/3/14
Blog entry | Mar 31 2014
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...

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