Press Release | May 11 2016
(Washington, D.C. May 10, 2016) − The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation has shared consumer attitudinal research and insights with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in comments on a proposed rule regarding the "use of the term 'natural' in the labeling of human food...
Blog entry | May 11 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...
Press Release | May 11 2016
[Resource page here] [Download this as a PDF] Survey: Food Dialogue Gains Momentum; Media Drive Beliefs, Changes For Consumers, “Healthy” Means What Isn’t, Rather Than What Is, in Foods (WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Americans are hungry for more information about their food, and the media are standing by with the...
Article | May 11 2016
The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s 2016 Food and Health Survey, “Food Decision 2016: The Impact of a Growing National Food Dialogue,” marks the 11th edition of an ongoing investigation into the beliefs and behaviors of Americans. The Survey, commissioned by the International...
Blog entry | May 11 2016
Sunday nights are the only part of the week that matters for me during the next three months when HBO’s “Game of Thrones” airs. The time in between each new episode is simply for reviewing the last episode and postulating what will happen the next Sunday with fellow co-workers, and sometimes complete...
Blog entry | May 10 2016
If you’re fortunate enough to work in an environment where food is shared, you come to relish the fun times and cheers when someone brings in treats. But if you’re one of the 15 million Americans who suffer from a food allergy, it can be difficult to turn down such a wonderful treat on an otherwise...
Blog entry | May 09 2016
I don’t know about you, but I’m so tired of hearing what not to eat; I want to hear what foods I can eat!  Certain food components are being forbidden, banned, and outlawed in news headlines on the regular. All this talk about what I need to avoid is not helpful. In fact, I find it less helpful in making...
Blog entry | May 06 2016
As a mom of three boys, I’ve had my challenges. Luckily, none of them stemmed from food or beverages. I firmly believe that good eating habits begin forming right at that first feeding shortly after birth, and that as a mom, you have a lot of influence those first few years to establish healthy habits...
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 have gained back a considerable amount of weight.  Shows such as the The Biggest Loser, Extreme Weight Loss...
Blog entry | May 04 2016
Cinco de Mayo is the day when the Mexican army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862 is celebrated ... and, of course, it's also an excellent reason to indulge in Mexican-inspired foods. But in case you need additional reasons enjoy a taco, burrito or quesadilla, here are cuatro más (...
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 get frozen (in carbonite) in front of the TV, let’s see what our favorite Star Wars characters have to tell...
Blog entry | May 03 2016
A few months back at a family reunion, my mom and I seriously considered hiding the orange juice from the rest of our relatives. We were in Florida, drinking delicious, fresh-squeezed orange juice, and we really didn’t want to share with the 20 relatives we were staying with. It was just so good....
Press Release | May 02 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 | Apr 28 2016
The European Food Information Council’s latest ‘Global Update on Nutrition Labelling’, February 2016, is now available for purchase. The Global Update on Nutritional Labelling is a comprehensive report that: Gives an up-to-date, comprehensive view of the food labelling landscape worldwide Evaluates...
Blog entry | Apr 27 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...

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