fortification

Blog entry | Jan 28 2016
According to the 2007 World Food Prize Laureate Philip E. Nelson, “If you teach a person how to process [or package] food, you can feed a village.” But how nutritious would the food in this village be? Most of us are aware that packaged foods offer...
Blog entry | Dec 30 2015
Fellow food nerds will already know how I spent the eve before New Year’s Eve. I was cuddled on the couch (snacks in hand) watching the new PBS documentary In Defense of Food. Some of my favorite food principles were prominent in the movie, like...
Blog entry | Oct 13 2015
Carbohydrates have come under increasing scrutiny in recent years. Although low-carb diets are gaining in popularity, research has shown that for weight loss, reducing your consumption of calories is more important than restricting carbohydrate...
Press Release | Jul 17 2014
As you might already be aware, the Environmental Working Group has released a report titled, “How Much Is Too Much? Excess Vitamins and Minerals in Food Can Harm Kids’ Health.” The report claims that young children are at risk of consuming too much...
Blog entry | Jul 17 2014
By: Megan Meyer, Microbiology and Immunology Doctoral Student, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Recently, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) released a report titled “How Much is Too Much? Excess Vitamins and Minerals in Food Can Harm...
Article | Jun 20 2014
More than two billion people worldwide suffer from micronutrient deficiencies because they are not meeting their daily dietary requirements for essential vitamins and minerals.  These deficiencies not only affect an individual’s long term health but...
Article | Jun 20 2014
This article is the second in a series on food fortification. The first article, “Is Food Fortification Necessary? A Historical Perspective” can be accessed on www.foodinsight.org. To keep up in today’s busy world, people are becoming master multi-...