Sometimes it seems like a food or nutrition study that comes out today contradicts one that came out the day before. Consumers are confused about what to believe, and rightly so. But not all science is created equal. Find out how to look beyond the headline-grabbing claims and judge the science for yourself.

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Women’s World Cup (Nutrition) Flashback: Julie Foudy on Nutrition

Sixteen years ago, I curled up on the couch with my father and grandfather. We cheered and cheered as Julie Foudy captained the US women’s team to the championship. Now, she’s championing smart nutrition! Her latest interview highlighted the importance of carbs, electrolytes, and sugar for intensity and endurance in sports. Here are a few of our faves:

EFSA Spotlight: 9 Months Without a Latte? Not So Fast …

pregnant-coffee-caffeine-safeThere are a lot of rules that change when you’re pregnant. But thankfully for those of us who love to wake up to warm java, the need to cut out caffeine is a myth. In a scientific opinion on caffeine safety, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) just reconfirmed that caffeine intakes of up to 200 mg a day do not raise safety concerns for the fetus.

What Technology Means for Agriculture: The Big Picture

Before I joined the FoodInsight team, I’d spend work days in one of two ways. Some days, I’d be riding between African farms in the back of a pickup, learning the Nkole word for ‘thank you’ and seeing first-hand the barriers to and impact of technology for small farms. The rest of the time, I’d be thinking, talking, and writing about what I’d seen and how we can improve it.

INFOGRAPHIC: Peanut Butter: Vote for Healthful Fats and Protein

To celebrate this campaign season, we're sharing campaign posters for some of our favorite nutrient-powered foods. Take a look at our first candidate- peanut butter - to check out its fiber, protein, and unsaturated fat.

6 Things The Daily Show Taught Me About Biotechnology

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 The Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), for his unscientific fear-mongering on the issue of food biotechnology. Here's what we learned:

UPDATED: Misguided Madness Championship: The Tournament of Bad Food Advice

UPDATE 4/2: We have our Misguided Madness Championship winner! Through both expert vote and social media write-in, we had a decisive victory for one terrible piece of food advice to beat them all: "Cleanse" toxins out of your body. For 4 great reasons why you should avoid cleanses, check out our New Year's blog on Ditching Detox Diets.

A Toxicologist Explains What Consumer Reports Doesn't Understand About Produce

Once again, Consumer Reports is making some pretty questionable claims about our food. This time, it’s about the safety of organic versus conventional produce, based on the pest control methods used by farmers.

Misguided Madness: The Tournament of Bad Food Advice

It’s about that time…

Every year, March rolls around, and our whole world becomes brackets and madness. Some will be poring over Duke vs. Kentucky. But you, FACTS Follower, may be poring over some of the worst food advice we’ve heard this year. Whether it starts with a morning show, food blog, or diet ad, our experts are regularly banging their heads against the wall, trying to process this irresponsible and/or illogical advice.

Growing Your Food #LikeAGirl

When you think of your food growing, who do you picture? If it’s a grizzled old Andy Griffith character, you’re probably not alone. But you’re missing a big part of the picture.

Last night, one of the favorite Super Bowl Ads was #LikeAGirl, an online video that spread last summer. The video has now taken a simple message to the big game: being #LikeAGirl is an awesome thing.

Super Bowl XLIX Food Showdown: Seattle v. New England

This weekend, the Patriots and the Seahawks will battle it out in Arizona. But if you’re someone who cares as much about the party food as the game itself, you’ll appreciate the match-up we’re watching. It’s Seattle’s fish market seafood versus New England’s chowder!

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