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  • Questions and Answers About Labeling of Milk Products Containing Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin (rbST)

    Questions and Answers About Labeling of Milk Products Containing Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin (rbST)

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  • Fact Sheet: Potassium & Heart Health

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  • Questions and Answers About Food Biotechnology

    Since its introduction to food production in the early 1990s, food biotechnology has helped to produce better tasting, fresher foods, protect the environment, and provide greater crop yields. In the future, biotechnology may help keep food safe to eat, help farmers grow more food on less land, and provide more healthful foods. Foods produced through biotechnology have been determined to be safe based on broad consensus among the scientific community coupled with a strong regulatory system invo

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  • Fact Sheet: Caffeine and Women's Health

    Many women, especially those of childbearing age, are concerned about consuming too much caffeine. From reproductive effects to osteoporosis, scientists worldwide have studied the effects of caffeine on women’s health. Below are some facts about caffeine that address common concerns and misperceptions about caffeine and women's health. When taken together, the collective research supports moderate consumption of caffeine for women, including those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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  • Questions and Answers About Energy Drinks and Health

    Energy drinks have been increasing in popularity, especially among teens and children. Due to several articles in the media about negative health effects experienced by people who consumed too many energy drinks, some parents and school personnel have become concerned about their growing popularity specifically among teens and children.

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  • Food Insight Interviews Dr. Bill Harris on Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids

    Food Insight Interviews Dr. Bill Harris on Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids.

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  • Foods for Health: Eating for Heart Health

    Having a healthy heart begins with knowledge. According to the American Heart Association, one out of every three people in the U.S. is affected by heart-related diseases. The major risk factors for heart disease include high cholesterol, high blood pressure and excess weight. In addition to working with a health professional, you can also take action to minimize these risk factors by making dietary changes and adding physical activity into your daily routine.

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  • European Food Safety Authority Releases Draft Scientific Opinion on Aspartame and Requests Public Comment

    The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) launched a public consultation on its draft scientific opinion on the safety of the low-calorie sweetener aspartame. EFSA's scientific experts have drawn upon all available information on aspartame and its breakdown products and, following a detailed and methodical analysis, concluded in this draft opinion that aspartame poses no toxicity concern for consumers at current levels of exposure.

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  • Arsenic and Our Food: The Facts

    Arsenic is one of many naturally occurring elements in the air, water, rocks and soil. This means that it is common for a variety of foods and beverages to naturally contain trace amounts of arsenic that are not harmful to consumers. Ongoing monitoring of our food supply indicates there is no reason to be alarmed about arsenic in the consumable products that you enjoy. Want to know more? Please reference our resources below for more information.

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  • Sugars: 10 Facts You May Not Know

    Sugar or dietary sugars have been under scrutiny for years. Sugars have been blamed for causing everything from cavities to obesity and a lot of conditions in between.

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