Blog entry | May 04 2016
In the past week, there has been a lot of media attention around a recent study of participants from The Biggest Loser.  Six years after their transformations, some losing 200+ pounds, all but one...
Blog entry | Apr 27 2016
With the constant chatter about sugars, there are probably at least a few things you’re unsure of and would like more information about.  If so, this infographic, "4 Things You May Be Wondering About...
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...
Blog entry | Apr 25 2016
It can be extremely difficult to determine if the latest trending news story is reporting accurate or credible scientific information—seriously, who has time for that? Because so many stories in the...
Blog entry | Apr 21 2016
The taste of sweets is a basic biological adaptation that evolved to allow humans to find hard-to-find, energy-rich foods, specifically fruit. Once hard to get, fruit rots quickly after it ripens,...
Blog entry | Apr 19 2016
In honor of this year’s March Madness, Foodinsight decided to create our own bracket to find out what you are doing more often to improve your diet. Well, the votes are now in and the options have...
Blog entry | Apr 19 2016
Contributing to the rise of misinformation, junk science is defined as untested or unproven when presented as scientific fact. It could be the result of a poorly designed study published in a...
Blog entry | Apr 13 2016
I don’t know what it is about me and my dates, but I’ve noticed a pattern of poor hygiene and food safety practices. One time I found out my date didn’t wash his hands after using the bathroom; his...
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...
Blog entry | Apr 07 2016
The acai berry hails from South America and Central America and is locally known as the “fruit that cries.” The indigenous people of the Amazon have long used the acai berry for health-related...
Blog entry | Apr 04 2016
The fermentation craze is still going strong!  We are officially obsessed with—gasp!—rotting food, and for good reason; fermented foods are tasty and good for the gut because they contain probiotics...
Blog entry | Apr 01 2016
Just about anywhere you go these days, it seems like smoothies are more and more ubiquitous. The thick, colorful beverages are often a great way to get a hearty dose of nutrients on the go. But...
Blog entry | Mar 30 2016
In the competition for supposedly scientific headlines that are so, so wrong, we have some doozies this week: “Being a vegetarian could kill you, science warns” “Vegetarian diet 'raises risk of heart...
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....
Blog entry | Mar 29 2016
Dear Chronic Internet Dieter, They say the first step is admitting you have a problem. We get it. Google is the answer for (almost) everything. Guides for child-proofing your living room, what movie...
Blog entry | Mar 28 2016
When people ask my why I’m wearing my “I love GMOs" shirt, I like to talk about a little-known biotech success story: mycotoxins. Biotech crops have dramatically reduced the prevalence of a toxic...
Blog entry | Mar 25 2016
The latest problematic study, rooted in spurious correlation and statistical manipulation, has sparked a round of headlines that connect couples’ caffeine consumption to miscarriages. It’s an...
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...
Blog entry | Mar 15 2016
A study released March 14 concluded that more than 500,000 people could die due to the effects of climate change on food production. And it isn’t the first warning. This headline comes after a 2013...
Blog entry | Mar 14 2016
Move over, quinoa, there is a new trendy grain in town and it goes by the name teff. This cereal has been cultivated for thousands of years and is grown by millions of farmers, and with the expanding...
Blog entry | Mar 09 2016
This week, a new single-study is taking over the airwaves. Everywhere from the Today Show to Glamour magazine is featuring headlines touting serious panic, saying that carbs like white bread,...
Blog entry | Mar 08 2016
Looking for something to jump-start your day?  If you’re like millions of people all over the world, you’ll grab a cup of coffee. Or maybe you’ll sip some green tea. Or gulp an energy drink. Or drink...
Blog entry | Mar 07 2016
If you’ve opened up a webpage any time in the past 20 years, you’re likely aware of all the controversies surrounding our foods. In an age where everything is "harmful" to our bodies and causes...
Blog entry | Mar 03 2016
The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation would like to correct media reports raising concerns about infant formula containing ingredients produced using biotechnology (also...
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...
Blog entry | Mar 01 2016
If you’re trying to eat healthy and lose weight, one of the worst things you can do is a cleanse. With a lack of variety, balance, and moderation in the diet, as well as hyper-focus on one food or ...
Blog entry | Feb 25 2016
How would you describe your diet? Vegetarian? Flexitarian? Do you strictly live off potatoes? Ron Swanson was a major supporter of eating an abundant amount of breakfast foods. You could fill an...
Blog entry | Feb 23 2016
Another day, another new diet trend. This time, it’s called the “military diet.” Like many of the diets that have come before it, this three-day diet promises big weight-loss results. We dug into the...
Blog entry | Feb 23 2016
It seems like everyone is jumping on the "non-GMO" bandwagon these days. But I'd bet a lot of people haven’t stopped to consider that virtually all their favorite “natural” foods are still the result...
Blog entry | Feb 18 2016
Ladies and gents, there’s a new fat in town. Although it seems like coconut oil is still all the rage these days, there has been some movement on who’s the phattest fat. Meet "ghee." aka the Sanskrit...

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