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A Lunchbox Full of Food Safety

Note: This week we're focusing on back to school with food safety and nutrition advice for parents and kids. Check back all week for a different topic each day. 

By: Katie Burns Date: 8/9/10 

Food Safety Risk Communication: To eat or not to eat, that is the question

By: Andy Benson Date: 8/6/10

One of the key topics of conversation, and the focus of a major international panel discussion at the recent International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) annual conference, was the question of how to inform and advise consumers about important developments in food safety and security.

Fifty-Plus Years of Farming in America

By: Kris Sollid, RD   Date: 8/4/10

America.  What a vast, fertile, and diverse place.  In fact, there are so many places in America, it's virtually impossible to have seen them all.  This summer I had the pleasure of visiting a place that many Americans never have, and sadly never will.  A place so much a part of our history, that our survival as a nation simply wouldn't have been possible without it.  That place is the small family farm.

Fat Camps for Teens: A "Huge" Help or Not?

By: Marsha Hudnall, MS, RD   Date: 8/2/10

Life at a fat camp seems an odd subject for a television series, but these days anything about weight seems to grab the spotlight. "Huge", ABC's new series about that life, shows insight into and even encourages empathy and compassion for the angst of weight-struggling teens (which by the way appears to be much the same angst of any teen, weight struggling or not.)  What it doesn't show, however, is good sense when it comes to what one might think is the series' focus - fat.

Making our Mark at the IAFP Annual Meeting

By: Katie Burns Date: 7/30/10

Is Gulf Seafood Safe to Eat?

By: Mary Alice Shreve   Date: 7/28/10

Navigating Food Nanotechnology

By: Kerry Robinson, RD   Date: 7/26/10

Make My Food Processed, Please!

By: Lindsey Loving   Date: 7/23/10

Have you ever thought about how many foods we eat are processed? It may not always be obvious which foods we eat are processed, but in reality, nearly all of our food is processed in some way. Bagged lettuce and potatoes, apples piled high on grocery store counters; packaged fresh organic chicken breast; canned, no-sodium-added vegetables - are all processed!

Evaluating the Science on Animal Antibiotics

By: Tony Flood   Date: 7/22/10

Packing a Punch: The Benefits of Food Packaging

By: Tony Flood   Date: 7/21/10

You buy food all the time, I bet you've never once thought about it.  That is, the true benefits of what food packaging actually brings to you, me, our family and friends and the intrinsic value effective packaging has in keeping food at prices we can all afford.  In this post, I would like to share with you a few key takeaways from a short course I took at the recent IFT Annual Meeting in Chicago over the last few days.