Food Production & Manufacturing

Blog entry | Jan 19 2016
A few months ago, a friend of mine invited me to celebrate her birthday at an upscale restaurant. This particular restaurants was known for one dish in particular: pig cheeks. I agreed, mostly because I couldn’t imagine how they would serve this...
Blog entry | Jan 19 2016
If you are someone you know is still eating popcorn, listen up! ...Give them more popcorn! Today is National Popcorn Day. It's a great opportunity to give a shout to our favorite movie snack food and to put to rest some misconceptions about...
Blog entry | Jan 14 2016
The news reports about the herbicide glyphosate in the last few months are enough to make you dizzy. The seemingly neverending back-and-forth of messages coming from a variety of sources can make it hard to decipher what information is factual and...
Blog entry | Jan 05 2016
Every day, we at Food Insight are working hard to bring you great content by qualified experts. But who are these experts toiling away? In our series, "Better Know a Dietitian" (or an expert in nutrition, food safety, or agriculture), we introduce...
Blog entry | Nov 19 2015
What's the deal with animal biotechnology? From Eric Hallerman, PhD, Professor and Head of the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Tech University:  Animals long have been selectively bred for agriculture, leading to dramatic...
Blog entry | Nov 18 2015
From supermarkets to farmers markets, Americans can enjoy hundreds of nutritious, fresh and high-quality fruits and vegetables. In order to provide such a plentiful food supply, conventional and organic farmers have multiple options to protect crops...
Blog entry | Oct 30 2015
Celebrities are known for a lot of things: great hair, spectacular public meltdowns, licking doughnuts … But “sound scientific insights” don’t always make the list. Unfortunately, there are some celebrities whose outspoken opinions on scientific...
Blog entry | Oct 27 2015
In July, Trends in Plant Science published an opinion piece on the psychology of opposition to biotechnology, entitled ‘Fatal Attraction: The Intuitive Appeal of GMO Opposition.’ The premise? We have strong scientific confidence in the fact that...
Blog entry | Oct 21 2015
Millennials are doing things differently, but are they on the right track? It’s not a surprise that Millennials are a diverse and distinct demographic that set them apart from any other generation and when viewed through the lens of health and...
Blog entry | Oct 14 2015
Click here to download the curriculum.   “Bringing Biotechnology to Life” is a resource for science educators and others interested in learning more about biotechnology and its role in food production. This unit of instruction addresses national...

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