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Labels proposed by the USDA to disclose “bioengineered” foods dramatically increase a wide variety of consumer concerns over GMOs. Those are among the findings of new research by the IFIC Foundation.

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While genetically engineered foods (genetically modified organisms or “GMOs”) have been safely produced and consumed for more than 20 years, debate and controversy over the technology have persisted. On this edition of DataDish: Your Trusted Serving of Science, we talk to Mark Lynas, a visiting...
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Download Full Survey FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2018 More than one in three U.S. consumers are following a specific diet or eating pattern, and they are increasingly averse to carbohydrates and sugar, according to the 13th Annual Food and Health Survey, released today by the International Food...
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The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s 2018 Food and Health Survey marks the 13th time the IFIC Foundation has surveyed American consumers to understand their perceptions, beliefs and behaviors around food and food purchasing decisions. This year, the survey continues an...
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We’re back again with another edition of Gut Check, our series on the relationship between food and the gut microbiome. So far, we’ve taken a closer look at how whole grains and fiber affect our gut microbes. Today we’re exploring a popular topic: fermented foods. Just a few years ago, a search for...
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We’re back with another installation of Sound Science, the forum where we spotlight quality research studies and scientific conclusions that may have flown under your radar. This time, we’re looking at low-calorie sweeteners (LCSs). We like sweet foods—there’s just no denying it. In part, it's...
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I’m always nervous I’m about to get a side-eye from friends and family when I pull out a snack. It’s as if, because I’m a registered dietitian, I should only eat three meals each day and never need anything in between. The truth is, most of us eat snacks daily, and that’s OK! If you’re curious...
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Protein is an essential nutrient — it’s important for everything from appetite regulation to physical fitness to healthy skin and hair. But what exactly is a protein? How much do we need, and where do we get it? On this edition of DataDish: Your Trusted Serving of Science, we talk with Ali Webster...
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While it is encouraged that we drink the recommended amount of water each day, many people may choose different ways to hydrate. Coffee and tea are two favorite beverage choices—especially during the workday, when caffeine feels like a necessity. But some may ask, “Will caffeinated beverages just...
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The use of natural resources such as water in food production is a sustainability issue that continues to be on the radar of many farmers, scientists and consumers. In many regions of the world, water scarcity is on the rise as the demand for food production increases. We’ve discussed how farmers...
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Overwhelmed by food choices and fad diets? Wondering how - or if - your food choices can decrease your risk for chronic disease? Are you making all of the “right” choices regarding diet, physical activity, and lifestyle habits, yet not seeing the results you’re looking for? In the future, you may...
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There’s nothing quite like the crisp smell of spring after a long, cold winter (much like the one we’ve had!). For the last few months, many of us have relied on warmer areas of the world to provide fresh produce, which can limit our options. As spring arises and the weather begins to warm...
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I have a love-hate relationship with the internet. On the one hand, it’s a great place to learn how to fix a hem, Scrabble-certified words with Z and X, and the capital of Malta. Unless you know where to search and the credible sources, the internet is not always a great place to learn about...
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See the full report (PDF, 4.4MB) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 26, 2018 WASHINGTON — While aging poses new challenges, as well as changing perceptions and behaviors around food and health, a report by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation has found that low-income Americans...

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