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Note: Below is a transcript of our 2/24/10 chat on food safety with Christine Bruhn, PhD, Director, Center for Consumer Research, UC Davis. If you have any additional questions for Dr. Bruhn or the chat please let us know and be sure to follow @IFICMedia & @FoodInsightOrg on twitter to join us...
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By: Christine Bruhn, PhD, Director, Center for Consumer Research, UC Davis   Date 2/25/10 With your ready-to-eat, bagged salad and scissors in hand, you might wonder whether you should just dump the prewashed greens into your bowl or take the time to wash them again. It's a question on a lot of...
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By: Katie Burns Date: 2/23/10  Food safety continues to be a topic of discussion in major news outlets and for the general public, so the International Food Information Council Foundation has decided to provide you the opportunity to ask questions to a well known food safety expert and Director of...
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By: Kimberly Reed   Date: 2/22/10 Buon giorno!  Greetings from Florence, Italy, where I am attending a conference focused on my favorite topic: food. Much of the discussion has been centered on healthful foods that can make a positive addition to your diet, including foods made from whole soy and...
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By: Kimberly Reed   Date: 2/19/10 Today, my two worlds of professional experience -- food and finance -- collided in the name of bettering America's communities when First Lady Michelle Obama announced a new multi-year "Healthy Food Financing Initiative."  You might wonder how food and finance...
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(Washington, D.C., February 17, 2010) – The International Food Information Council Foundation today sent letters offering support and resources to five members of President Obama’s new Task Force on Childhood Obesity.   In the letters sent to Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy and Task...
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By: Michelle Ronholm   Date: 2/16/10 Olympic fever is setting in. In fact, on my dining room table right now is the Sports Illustrated Olympic Preview and the Washington Post Vancouver Games edition. Every time I log onto the Internet, I'm taken directly to the official Olympic homepage (the hockey...
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My heart sings at the sight of chocolate. Though my gut instinct is to restrict myself to one small treat, I often find myself indulging in one of life's greatest pleasures: the sweet taste of chocolate. With that in mind, you and I both may be pleased to know that chocolate, famous for its rich...
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By: Tony Flood   Date 2/12/10 Did you know that acrylamide has been around since we began cooking food?  It is a naturally occurring chemical compound that results from a reaction of sugars with specific amino acids during the cooking and frying process.  Have you ever toasted a piece of bread and...
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By: Marianne Smith-Edge, MS, RD, LS, FADA   Date: 2/11/10 The International Food Information Council Foundation applauds First Lady Michelle Obama's new initiative to get kids eating healthier and exercising more, and we share her passion. At the Foundation, we have been addressing the importance...

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