Food Production & Manufacturing

Blog entry | Apr 26 2016
There are 7 billion people on the planet, and in 30 years, that number will grow to 10 billion. While the population boom in the last century has encouraged an abundance of advancements in food safety, science, and convenience, we still have 795...
Blog entry | Apr 12 2016
It’s that time of year- The Environmental Working Group released its annual “Dirty Dozen” list today. The list features twelve fruits and veggies that EWG says have the “highest pesticide loads.” In actuality, the report features a lot of...
Blog entry | Mar 29 2016
Bisphenol-A, or BPA, has long been an incredible example of just how far chatter can run away from science. We even profiled the BPA “debate” as part of our War on (Food) Science series last year. This week is no different, with specious claims...
Blog entry | Mar 23 2016
I always look forward to attending events organized by The Atlantic. They are informative, smart, and provide a balanced view of the topic presented. On March 16, 2016, a sold-out forum at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., addressed a timely topic: ...
Blog entry | Mar 21 2016
When you think of water, what comes to mind? Is it a cool swig after a hard workout? Is it your beach vacation from last year? Or is it whether or not enough water will fall from the sky to grow your food? March 22 is World Water Day, and it’s an...
Blog entry | Mar 17 2016
St. Patrick’s Day might have you seeing green. Green hats. Green food. Green beer. That’s all fine and dandy. But if you are feeling green, that’s a different story. It might be something you ate. According to the 2015 Food and Health Survey, the...
Blog entry | Mar 08 2016
Most Americans, including myself, grew up hearing the tall tales of fictional characters like the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan, his blue ox Babe, and Pecos Bill, who “tamed the Wild West.” And of course, there’s Johnny Appleseed, that mythical man...
Blog entry | Mar 03 2016
This week, my alma mater, Purdue University, published a study in AgBioForum that aimed to answer a simple question: What would the world look like without genetically engineered crops? They answered the question with my personal favorite discipline...
Blog entry | Feb 17 2016
Historically, antibiotics have been used in animal agriculture and human medicine to treat illness, and they have had a remarkable impact on our ability to improve the health of humans and animals alike. However, there are real concerns about the...
Blog entry | Feb 16 2016
What do cool mint, vanilla ice cream and cherry topping all have in common? Aside from being ingredients in a delicious sundae, all of these foods and flavors were made possible for you to enjoy by a flavorist. According to the Flavor Extract and...
Blog entry | Feb 16 2016
This week, the British Journal of Nutrition released two new meta-analyses that looked at milk and meat products, sparking headlines like The Guardian’s ‘Organic meat and milk could offer health benefits, study suggests’ and The Express’s ‘Why...

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