Food Production & Manufacturing

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...
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
(UPDATED below) 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...
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...

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