Blog entry | Mar 20 2015
“Aspartame Sensitivity? A Double Blind Randomised Crossover Study,” published in the journal PLOS One, is the latest in a long line of studies that confirm the safety of aspartame. Although some people have reported adverse reactions to aspartame (such as headaches, anxiety, or seizures), labeled as “...
Blog entry | Mar 20 2015
Once again, Consumer Reports is making some pretty questionable claims about our food. This time, it’s about the safety of organic versus conventional produce, based on the pest control methods used by farmers. We’ve talked about the erroneous science behind publicity-seeking lists like the Dirty Dozen...
Blog entry | Mar 19 2015
Recently, there have been a number of stories about food recalls, from the Today Show to social media.  You may have heard about them at some point during your busy day, but, just in case, here’s what you may have missed. It’s important to be aware when a food recall is happening. But it’s equally...
Blog entry | Mar 19 2015
This month’s issue of National Geographic arrived in mailboxes (yes, those still exist) covering a pretty heated topic: The War on Science. You can dig into their feature online, which covers everything from the anti-vaccination movement to fear of “GMOs” or food biotechnology. In the spirit of the...
Blog entry | Mar 18 2015
With some of the recent controversy we are seeing about cheese, we are going to take this opportunity to “milk” the benefits of packaged dairy products. As our latest infographic illustrates, you can’t always judge a food by its package. Dairy products are no different. ASN’s 2014 Statement “Processed...
Press Release | Mar 18 2015
A new study, “Diet Soda Intake Is Associated with Long-Term Increases in Waist Circumference in a Biethnic Cohort of Older Adults: The San Antonio Longitudinal Study of Aging (SALSA),” does not establish a causal link between low-calorie sweetener consumption and increasing waistlines in older adults,...
Blog entry | Mar 17 2015
Why do we eat the way that we do? When thinking about how to manage your weight, do you ever wonder why some advice is easy to follow, yet other times you struggle to make lasting changes? You swear off snacks for a week but then see someone snacking and you make up for lost time. Perhaps the answer is...
Blog entry | Mar 16 2015
It’s about that time… Every year, March rolls around, and our whole world becomes brackets and madness. Some will be poring over Duke vs. Kentucky. But you, FACTS Follower, may be poring over some of the worst food advice we’ve heard this year. Whether it starts with a morning show, food blog, or diet ad...

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