Blog entry | Oct 16 2014
The latest FoodInsight video, shared for World Food Day, takes us through a bit about our food, where it comes from, and everything that goes into it. I am an agriculture enthusiast, but I could...
Blog entry | Oct 16 2014
We love to see key nutrients like protein get some time in the spotlight, but Buzzfeed’s latest nutrition listicle is showing that not everyone with a set of GIFs is qualified to give health advice...
Blog entry | Oct 14 2014
This weekend, somewhere in between the Shia Labeouf segment and the LL Cool J segment, Jimmy Kimmel started lighting up my favorite blogs and newsfeeds. In his ever-beloved man-on-the-street segment...
Blog entry | Oct 14 2014
Packaged foods, also referred to as processed foods, have been getting a bad rap for a while now. It seems every day that there are new fad diets or guidance that encourages us to avoid all processed...
Blog entry | Oct 02 2014
Consumer Reports did wonders for me when I was buying my first appliances. As a kitchen newbee, it made a big difference to have a brand-impartial commentator predicting all the practical errors I...
Media | Oct 01 2014
Monosodium Glutamate, or MSG, has gotten a pretty bad rap. In fact, MSG is one of the most extensively researched substances in the food supply. Numerous international scientific evaluations have...
Blog entry | Sep 18 2014
Here we go again. Researchers with a study of dubious relevance and so-so design said "jump," and many media said "how high?" Now, please bear with me here. This is a rather long post, but it's an...
Blog entry | Sep 16 2014
The volume of science that's out there on food and nutrition is staggering, and living in a Google-based world is a blessing and a curse. Every time I've had a question about food, I've instantly...
Blog entry | Sep 08 2014
Whom do you trust on food issues? What's FACTS and how do you use it? Get the quick answers here.
Blog entry | Sep 03 2014
Been hearing some crazy news about caffeine lately? So have we! That's why we were keen to check out this infographic by Andy Brunning, a chemistry teacher in the UK. It shows just how much coffee,...
Blog entry | Aug 27 2014
The food fear-mongers are at it again, and carrageenan is the latest ingredient in their sights. Despite their lack of any scientific degrees or credentials, some bloggers have managed to mobilize an...
Blog entry | Aug 26 2014
Last night, the TV-lovers among us celebrated some of the more popular potrayals of science on the small screen: "Breaking Bad," winner for Outstanding Drama, features a chemistry teacher who turns...
Blog entry | Aug 21 2014
By now if you’re like me, you’ve probably had it up to here when it comes to hearing about the risks associated with certain foods.  But there are risks associated with everything we do.  The...
Blog entry | Aug 15 2014
Sugar. How did this simple carbohydrate become a substance that generates such complex conversations and polarizing opinions? The increasing debate over sugars seems to have no plateau in sight. At...
Blog entry | Aug 15 2014
By the very nature of science, new research and new discoveries can complicate the quest for what might be considered a definitive “truth.” This is especially important when it comes to food and...
Blog entry | Aug 14 2014
Last week, Cliff Weathers at Alternet gave us a tutorial on 4 of the Biggest Quacks Plaguing America with False Claims About Science. “In short,” Weathers says, “quackery is dangerous. It promotes...
Blog entry | Jul 31 2014
Neil deGrasse Tyson, speaker of some of our favorite science quotes (especially the one above!), shared his take on "the attention that genetically modified foods are receiving," "artificial...
Blog entry | Jul 28 2014
Last week, a "hit list" site emerged calling for violent attacks on both journalists and scientists who write about benefits of biotechnology. For many of us who communicate the science of food and...
Blog entry | Jul 24 2014
If you’re anything like me, you get sucked into “listicles.” I’m usually only halfway through my morning emails before I click on The 15 Best Beaches, and pretty soon I’m working my way through 15...
Blog entry | Jul 21 2014
Consumers have long been aware of the relationship between nutrition and health. With the advent of environmental concerns, rates of organic farming have increased, offering consumers choices of...
Blog entry | Jul 10 2014
If you were taking in some daytime TV this week, you may have caught Tuesday’s episode of Dr. Oz in which the host and his guest Christopher Leonard, author of The Meat Racket, voiced concerns about...
Blog entry | Jul 03 2014
The way some bloggers and commentators talk about food and the ingredients that go into it, I sometimes start to hear the theme from "Jaws" in my head. News reports literally warn of the dangers "...
Blog entry | Jul 03 2014
This blog was originally posted on GreenEyedGuide.com by Danielle Robertson (@GreenEyedGuide), food biochemist and author, and is reposted with permission. In many cases, companies have found...
Blog entry | Jun 30 2014
Amber Pankonin, a board certified pediatric dietitian, has written one of the few pieces anywhere to cast a critical, skeptical eye on the recent documentary "Fed Up." (Another such exception, of...
Article | Jun 25 2014
A slightly modified version of a widely discredited study purporting to show a link between consumption of biotech corn and tumors in rats, originally published in 2012, has resurfaced. Appearing...
Article | Jun 23 2014
Hello, world! Welcome to the FACTS Network, your source for accurate, reliable, science-based information about food and nutrition. "What is FACTS?" you might ask. Here is what we're all about: Food...
Article | Jun 03 2014
Food Advocates Communicating Through Science (FACTS) is a global, interactive network formed to combat the growing tide of deceptive advice, misleading statistics and alarmist tactics that define...
Media | May 29 2014
No vitamins for you!
Article | May 29 2014
(Washington, D.C.)–The number of American consumers who consider healthfulness when purchasing their food and beverages has shown a significant uptick in the past two years. That is among the...