Blog entry | Jun 09 2016
This past weekend, I had a girl’s night with some of my friends. We hadn’t seen each other in a while, and what better way to catch up than over dinner and drinks … of course, I had to pick the place, which sounds easy, but was actually really hard. See, while my friend and I have virtually no food...
Blog entry | Jun 07 2016
Coffee is the most important part of my diet, immediately following all the essential nutrients. In the past year, I have upgraded to pour over in the mornings and cold brew on hot days. Beyond everything I value in life, it gives me a reason to wake up and become a functioning adult. This magical...
Blog entry | Jun 07 2016
At the time of this blog post, there are approximately 30 different teas in my kitchen. Green, black, Earl Grey, hibiscus, white, rooibos, orange and mango, Thai, blackberry, and many more. But despite the plethora of teas, I am in the market for some new tea, namely matcha, particularly to make a...
Blog entry | Jun 06 2016
Food is one of the best parts of traveling. But between the cost of plane tickets, hotel reservations and car rentals, even the most budget-savvy traveler can end up strapped for cash when it's time for a meal. But you don’t have to shell out the big bucks on Michelin-star restaurants to eat the best a...
Blog entry | Jun 03 2016
This summer, we are excited to launch a new Food Insight series called the “Weekend Chew.” Each Friday, we will take the time to show you a simple way to make your weekend eats a little more special. According to the 2016 Food and Health Survey, 33 percent of Americans spend less than 15 minutes...
Blog entry | Jun 02 2016
Science communication is at the heart of what we strive to do here. When new scientific results are oversold and/or sensationalized, it can leave us with all.the.feels. And it’s not like we are the only ones that have a reaction to this phenomena. In fact, there’s quite a spectrum of emotions that...
Blog entry | Jun 01 2016
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued guidance to reduce sodium in packaged and processed food products.  The guidance, which has been in the works since 2011, provides both short-term and long-term strategies for food companies to meet specific reduction goals. The announced guidelines on...
Blog entry | May 31 2016
Since coming to the White House seven-plus years ago, Michelle Obama, the First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS), has been a champion for food and fitness. Today at the Partnership for a Healthier America meeting, FLOTUS announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has a change in store...
Blog entry | May 31 2016
Fourth in an occasional series. (See part one, part two and part three.) For Brian Scott, a row crop farmer in Indiana, self-driving cars aren’t all that futuristic sounding. “They’re very cool, but farmers have been able to let their tractors drive themselves for quite a while,” Scott said. “Early...
Blog entry | May 31 2016
While the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation is primarily a U.S.-based educational organization, the "international" in our name recognizes the global nature of food and health issues.  Out of our 1+ million annual website visits, 35 to 40 percent typically come from outside the...
Blog entry | May 31 2016
For years, the debate over the safety of genetically engineered crops (or genetically modified organisms or GMOS) has come down to one statement: the science isn’t there. Yesterday, the science was delivered. According to a report published yesterday by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), there is no...
Blog entry | May 31 2016
We are on the edge of something big, yet microscopic. Emerging research about the microbiome is hitting media outlets from large newspapers to small blogs. Consumers are eager to learn more and to harness the health benefits of this field. Unfortunately, the small amount of existing research, and a flood...
Press Release | May 31 2016
(Washington, D.C.)—Joseph Clayton has been named President and CEO of the International Food Information Council, effective July 11, 2016. Clayton also will serve as CEO of the IFIC Foundation. Clayton is currently the interim President of the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI). He previously served...
Blog entry | May 31 2016
How do Americans feel about food and health? The "votes" are in, and the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation has the results. The IFIC Foundation's 2016 Food and Health Survey gives insight into all kinds of issues surrounding Americans’ views on food and nutrition. The survey...

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