Should You Take Advice from *Best Food Facts*?

Should You Take Advice from *Best Food Facts*?

There’s a new organization trying to promote chemical agribusiness and the processed food industry. It’s called “Best Food Facts” (BFF) and it adorns itself with scientists and registered dietitians who answer questions about food processing, modern agriculture, and food safety. … Continue reading

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Who Approves the Safety of New Food Ingredients?

Who Approves the Safety of New Food Ingredients?

Is a new food ingredient safe until proven harmful? Should it be used in the food we eat until adverse effects are discovered? Of course not. But that’s exactly what has been happening for the last 20 years, ever since … Continue reading

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Who Checks If Ingredients Are Safe? You’ll Be Shocked to Read

Who Checks If Ingredients Are Safe? You’ll Be Shocked to Read

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS GRAS is the acronym for Generally Recognized as Safe. This is a designation for some food ingredients when they are used as intended. These ingredients are regarded as safe based on: … Continue reading

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What Does the Expiry Date on Food Really Mean?

What Does the Expiry Date on Food Really Mean?

A first-world problem we’ve all encountered at some point or other, is a freshly prepared cup of steaming coffee ruined by the addition of sour milk. The first thing people do after pouring the coffee down the drain is examine … Continue reading

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Your Kids’ Lunch is Healthy, But What About Their Lunchbox?

Your Kids’ Lunch is Healthy, But What About Their Lunchbox?

This is a guest post by Jacqueline Linder, CEO of LunchBots. We put a lot of thought into what food to pack our kids for lunch, making sure they have a balanced, healthy meal with quality ingredients. But too often … Continue reading

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You’re Eating Mechanically Tenderized Beef and You Don’t Even Know It

You’re Eating Mechanically Tenderized Beef and You Don’t Even Know It

But all that is going to end, as the USDA is now requiring beef that has been “tenderized” to be labeled as such. Soon, you’ll be able to see on the package if your favorite cut of meat has been … Continue reading

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The Top 3 Reasons for Food Recalls Are…

The Top 3 Reasons for Food Recalls Are…

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS. The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that food companies inform the agency about any food (for both humans and animals) they have manufactured and released for sale that has … Continue reading

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GMO Food: How European Trade May Help America Eat Healthier

GMO Food: How European Trade May Help America Eat Healthier

It’s no secret that Europe has firmly denied genetic modification into its food system. There are no GMO foods in the UK, France, or Germany. Unfortunately, The United States’ weak regulatory and safety frameworks, coupled with corporate funded politicians have … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Bias in Nutrition Research

Reflecting on Bias in Nutrition Research

This is a guest post from John Coupland, Ph.D. It originally appeared here. Academic food scientists (like me) are sometimes accused of being entirely in the pocket of the food industry and thus our opinions and expertise are easily dismissed. … Continue reading

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How Becoming a Mother Has Changed the Way I Eat

How Becoming a Mother Has Changed the Way I Eat

This is a guest blog post by Alice Callahan, PhD  I have a PhD in Nutrition. Yet, spending all those years in the classroom and the lab, investigating minute mechanisms of nutrient metabolism, didn’t do any favors for my own … Continue reading

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