Blog entry | May 04 2016
May the Fourth be with you. It’s Star Wars day again. That means it’s a perfect time to break out your light saber and pop in your old VHS copy of Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. But before you...
Blog entry | Apr 20 2016
We get it. Some of those ingredients listed on the package can be hard to pronounce. But rest assured, as these ingredients are all considered safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for...
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 01 2016
This week, FDA released their risk assessment on arsenic levels in rice products. Their main conclusion? "Consumers can certainly eat rice as part of a well-balanced diet." They also share that based...
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
Spring is finally here. That means it is time to give the house a deep cleaning.  Of course, this includes my kitchen.  From throwing away expired food, cleaning out the refrigerator and freezer, and...
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 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....
Blog entry | Mar 03 2016
When it comes to healthy eating, there are a lot of misconceptions—from how much protein to consume, to the belief that fats necessarily make you fat, and even confusion over food preparation and...
Blog entry | Feb 11 2016
When you think of presidents and food, you might remember some modern-day highlights like Bill Clinton’s vegan meal plan or Ronald Regan’s jelly bean obsession. But presidential cuisine has a rich...
Blog entry | Feb 09 2016
Have you ever read the label on food and saw some big words that you’d never seen before? Azodicarbonamide, propylene glycol, sodium benzoate … you can’t pronounce them, and they seem intimidating....
Blog entry | Feb 08 2016
Just when you thought fruits and vegetables were safe from the food fad coverage, we read some recent articles by self-proclaimed nutrition expert Gwyneth Paltrow. Just in time for the New Year and...
Blog entry | Feb 08 2016
Every so often, we read a new study that challenges what decades of research have demonstrated. While it makes for great headlines, we’re often left wondering: is it credible? The latest challenge...

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