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Blog entry | Oct 14 2016
In May 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that by July 2018, the Nutrition Facts label will display added sugars information in grams per serving and percent Daily Value. The decision to declare added sugars on the revised label is based, in part, on recommendations from the 2015-2020...
Blog entry | Oct 13 2016
Here is a collection of resources that can help you better understand antibiotics and antibiotic resistance.  Q&A: Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance in the Food Supply The health of animals is very important to the farmers and ranchers who raise them, as well as the veterinarians who work with...
Blog entry | Oct 13 2016
The health of animals is very important to the farmers and ranchers who raise them, as well as the veterinarians who work with them. Despite this, animals may still become sick and require treatment, just like people. Read on to learn more about antibiotic use in the food supply. What are antimicrobials...
Blog entry | Sep 29 2016
Tea has been around for at least 5,000 years, and since the practice of dropping leaves and other parts of plants into hot water probably wasn't exclusive to tea, it's likely tisanes have been around for at least as long. What Are Tisanes? Tisanes (pronounced "tih-ZANS") are often colloquially referred...
Blog entry | Sep 22 2016
Soil degradation is a growing problem throughout the world, and an important topic for our times as it affects the food we eat every day. In fact, in August, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) “ … announced a nationwide call to action to address soil degradation and erosion...
Blog entry | Sep 19 2016
With vibrant colors and tonal hues, food can be more like art. I am drawn to foods that appeal and engage my visual senses. The more colors, the better. Did you know that natural and artificial food colors can help correct for color loss and natural variations in color; enhance the existing colors in...
Blog entry | Sep 15 2016
You may have a lot of questions when it comes to healthy eating during pregnancy. How many calories do I need? Are there certain foods I need to eat? Our "Eating for Two" infographic covers all of the basics of healthy eating to support a growing baby. For more information, check out our post Healthy...
Blog entry | Sep 14 2016
The term "antibiotic resistance" can sound confusing and, thus, scary.  Antibiotic resistance is the refusal of the host to accept the treatment of antibiotics. This happens when a germ or bacteria no longer responds to a drug used for treatment.  Over the past several years, we have seen greater...
Blog entry | Sep 09 2016
I am sure you have heard of the phrase “we eat with our eyes.” This common phrase is especially meaningful in the realm of food colors, as food coloring has been in existence for more than 2,000 years, starting in 300 BCE when artificial colors were used to color wine. You may be questioning, “Why are...
Blog entry | Sep 07 2016
We’ve seen taco trucks in the headlines a lot lately, and all the buzz has us thinking: Can tacos fit into a healthy diet? If you’re overwhelmed by the thought of ordering a nutritious yet delicious taco, don’t fret. We created this simple guide to help you navigate everything from the type of taco shell...
Blog entry | Sep 06 2016
Nutrition is top of mind for many moms-to-be. But the topic can be difficult to navigate during pregnancy. You might have heard that good nutrition plays a key role in the health of both the mom and baby, but what does “good nutrition” actually look like? This article will break down what foods to focus...
Blog entry | Aug 29 2016
It’s no secret around the office that I love to cook. Spending time making dinner is one of my favorite ways to unwind after a long day at work. It’s also something that I love to do with friends and family. This is why I am so excited about this new video series with Chef Spike Mendelsohn! Chef Spike...
Blog entry | Aug 26 2016
It seems like everywhere you turn, there’s a trendy diet or new food fad that has taken over food conversations. I mean, we’ve even created a new series over on Foodinsight.org called Try It Tuesday, where we try new foods/diets and write about these sometimes less-than-ideal experiences on … you guessed...
Blog entry | Aug 24 2016
Twitter users often use #FF (short for "Follow Friday") to highlight people they think their followers should follow as well. Today, though, I’m using #FF for "Follow Farmers." When I first started to explore agriculture a few years ago, I was surprised to discover what a great resource Twitter is. There...

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