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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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If I were to go out and do a Jimmy Kimmel-esque Pedestrian Question on why fiber is good for us, I’ve got a few guesses on how it would go: “Fiber keeps you regular (hehe)” “I think fruits and vegetables have a lot of it?” “It feeds our gut” “You’re the dietitian, aren’t you supposed to be the one...
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When some people hear the term “selective breeding,” they assume it’s a fairly recent technology. Well, they would be off just a little bit — by about 12,000 years, to be precise. Practices such as breeding crops for desirable traits are almost as old as agriculture itself. Fast-forward to barely...
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Potassium – how could I live without you? Well, the answer is…I couldn’t. Potassium is essential to life. It might not be the first nutrient that comes to mind when you consider healthy living, but this mineral has many important functions, and many people struggle to get sufficient amounts in...
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Welcome to the fifth installment of our Build Your Own series! We are excited to share simple but tasty ways to spice up the healthiness of your favorite foods. Next up is the fajita — an option that’s perfect as an entree or used as leftovers the next day. If you’re new to fajitas or just want to...
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You may have heard of the recent Salmonella food safety incident brought on by the consumption of clover sprouts on sandwiches. People in several states have contracted foodborne illness and have reported being very sick. Specifically in this case, the strain of Salmonella making all of these folks...
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Here at the International Food Information Council Foundation, we talk a lot about fad diets. Usually, we’re debunking them and promoting a balanced eating plan with room for indulgences and celebrations. Sometimes the diets we talk about are based on some solid nutrition guidelines, and others we...
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Bone health is extremely important, especially as we age. Strong and healthy bones are supported by micronutrients like vitamin D and calcium. Lucky for us, yogurt is a healthy and tasty food that contains vitamin D and calcium as well as protein. Yogurt has always been a popular choice when it...
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Many of us have heard the term “GMOs,” but how many of us know what they are as well as their benefits to the food supply and the environment? GMO (genetically modified organism) technology uses specific scientific innovation to genetically alter plants and promote desired characteristics. For...
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Every January, we’re told that detoxes, diets, and a new gym membership are the key to a successful new year. It seems as though everyone’s trying to shave off the pounds as quickly as possible, and whatever diet can promise fast weight loss is the one they’re willing to try. Enter: the ketogenic...
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Welcome to 2018, everybody - a time where we can hand-select everything from the ingredients in our fast-casual salad to the patterns we get in our Sock of the Month Club, all from the comfort of our own homes and offices. With customization as king, the demand for a more personal approach to...
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Here at the IFIC Foundation and in my time spent as a nutrition researcher, I’ve read piles of studies showing that some research subjects showed a health benefit from a dietary intervention, while others responded in the opposite way or didn’t change at all. One of the typical explanations is that...
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Not even a week into 2018 and a new food fad has spread throughout social feeds and news outlets. This one was particularly surprising to me given that I spend so much of my day reading and hearing about food science, nutrition and food production. This new trend is all about disrupting the common...
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Much of the country has been in the grip of a bitter, record-setting cold snap so intense that meteorologists have even called it a “bomb.” For a lot of us, that means a little hot cocoa, and a lot of streaming videos. Netflix on Jan. 5 released a six-part docuseries called “Rotten,” created by the...
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Taste is overwhelmingly the top driver in our food choices. This is seen on an almost yearly basis in the Food and Healthy Survey. This past year, 84 percent of American consumers said taste is a top driver of purchases. Many times, in our own cooking and what we decide to buy, the answer is...

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