Blog entry | May 05 2015
Happy Cinco de Mayo! 5/5/15: the fifth day of the fifth month of 2015. What a symmetrical date! No, this is not a math-focused piece, but I will give you five reasons to add more Mexican flare to...
Blog entry | May 04 2015
Myth: Fructose is worse for you than table sugar. Fact: Neither fructose nor table sugar is inherently harmful— it’s all about moderation and balancing your overall diet and activity level. There are...
Blog entry | May 01 2015
From company announcements to government reports, there’s more attention than ever on the use of antibiotics in animals, different antibiotic types, and what producers and the FDA are doing to...
Blog entry | Apr 30 2015
Sometimes, a cabinet full of cans doesn’t have the same power to excite that a bowl of fresh veggies does. But using canned, dried, or frozen foods can eliminate the need to throw out aging produce,...
Blog entry | Apr 28 2015
Yellow, red, and blue are seemingly harmless primary colors when seen in nature or on a color wheel. But when talking about color additives in food, some people have questions about their safety. Are...
Blog entry | Apr 27 2015
Last week, something wonderful happened. The Daily Show dove into the newly approved low-acrylamide potato, produced using biotechnology. The show called out Jeffrey Smith, executive director of...
Blog entry | Apr 27 2015
The air is warm and welcoming. Flowers are full of color.  It is spring! After a long, cold winter, it is time to get outside! One of the best ways to take in spring is to visit your local, state or...
Blog entry | Apr 22 2015
Sun, seeds, soil, and now… satellite positioning. Technology has added a whole new dimension to farming. New innovations don’t just make life easier for farmers, they can help to protect the...
Blog entry | Apr 21 2015
Bird flu, or avian influenza, is once again in the headlines. It’s bad news for birds, but what does this mean for the safety of the poultry and eggs on your family’s table? We’ve answered some...
Blog entry | Apr 20 2015
If you're like us, you've probably come across several people who are opposed to so-called "genetically modified organisms," or GMOs. We prefer terms like "food biotechnology" or "genetically...
Blog entry | Apr 15 2015
Chances are, you know by now that there is no magic pill when it comes to weight loss.  Rather, the longstanding guidance is true – it's a balancing act of calories in versus calories out. It's easy...
Blog entry | Apr 15 2015
Happy Tax Day everyone! I hope you all enjoyed the perils of receipt sorting and reporting our 2014 home economics. This annual exercise has me thinking about economics too, but maybe not about the...
Blog entry | Apr 14 2015
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has stirred up more nutrition-related controversy with a photo she tweeted showing how far $29 a week will go for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients,...
Blog entry | Apr 10 2015
Even since our War on Science piece on low-calorie sweeteners, we’ve seen a new unscientific attack mount.  Consider the latest headline: “Soda shouldn’t be called ‘diet,’ advocacy group says.” When...
Blog entry | Apr 10 2015
Last week, part of the FoodInsight team ventured up to Boston (where, yes, it’s still winter) for the Experimental Biology conference. There, we got to nerd out about everything from anatomy and...

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