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An analysis of purchase drivers from the 2017 Survey reveals six distinct groups of consumers, including foodies. These profiles help us understand how different consumers think about and shop for food beyond traditional demographics like age, income or gender.

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The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s 2017 Food & Health Survey, “A Healthy Perspective: Understanding American Food Values,” marks the 12th edition of an ongoing investigation into the beliefs and behaviors of Americans. This year, the survey investigates important...
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When it comes to preventing food waste and eating more sustainably, we all need to pitch in. From farm to fork, there is a lot of work that goes into creating a more sustainable food supply. Food production practices that conserve natural resources and also ensure shelf-life are the first steps to...
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From Vitamin A to Zinc, there are so many vitamins and minerals in foods that are important to our health. It can be hard to keep track of what vitamin is beneficial for which body function and most importantly, where to find these important nutrients in food. These fact sheets provide all the info...
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Did you say “Satanism?” If you’re looking for a blog about the religious figure of evil, you’ve come to the wrong place. This blog is about seitan (pronounced “say-tan”), the vegetarian and vegan-friendly meat-alternative. But Seitan isn't just for those avoiding meat, it is a worthwhile source of...
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The Earth’s water, energy and land resources support all life in many different ways. With scientific advances, these resources are being used in sustainable ways to provide us with healthy and safe foods. Farmers, scientific researchers and consumers all play a role in sustainably supporting our...
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The IFIC Foundation, along with more than 170 other organizations, has partnered with the March for Science movement. The March, scheduled for April 22, 2017, is the first step in a global movement to defend the vital role science plays in our health, safety, economies, and governments. It is a...
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It’s pretty easy to find an article touting the latest one-off study saying “X food will cure cancer” and then find another article saying “X food will cause cancer.” While reporting these findings is extremely important, often, the evidence from totality of science is overlooked, and conclusions...
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A new study has examined the associations between consumption of beverages sweetened with sugar and/or low-calorie sweeteners and stroke or dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. This particular observational study (drawing on the Framingham Heart Study cohort) relied on responses to Harvard...
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There are many foods that can have a positive effect on heart health, such as fruits and veggies, unsaturated fats and grains. They are vital to maintain a healthy weight, to regulate blood sugar levels, blood pressure and to decrease the risk of a heart attack. With all these positive health...
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(Washington, D.C.)—Alexandra Lewin-Zwerdling has been named Vice President at the International Food Information Council (IFIC) and IFIC Foundation.  She will lead the development of IFIC’s consumer insight research agenda and partnerships that support improved understanding of food, nutrition and...
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News stories and day-to-day conversations about the use of pesticides to protect our food supply can easily get misconstrued and leave us feeling confused about the safety of the foods we eat. We’ve even discussed the use of pesticides in both organic and conventional farming, detailing how both...
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A couple of weeks ago, I noticed I was low on honey, and figured I would buy some more before running out and having nothing to sweeten my green smoothies and tea. I went online and perused what was available; there was raw honey, unfiltered honey, clove honey, blueberry honey, really there was...
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Most people think about light, airy baked goods when it comes to the word “yeast”. However, yeast comes in many different forms with various purposes; one being nutritional yeast. Known as Saccharomyces cerevisiae in the scientific world, nutritional yeast is an inactive form of yeast that is...
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Nutrition advice often feels like it’s coming in from all angles during pregnancy. Everyone from your doctor to your great-aunt has an opinion on what you should, or shouldn’t, be eating. With all this advice coming from a variety of sources, it’s inevitable that there are some myths in the mix....

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