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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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Data & Survey
Full Report (PDF) Data Tables (PDF) 2008 Comparative Report (PDF) NOTE: This is a report with all three years of topline data from each edition of the Food & Health Survey. It includes the main findings from each year's report in comparison with the other years' reports. If you are interested...
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Successful nutrition messages are essentially CONSUMER-ORIENTED. This is the basic premise of the New Nutrition Conversation with Consumers. As a consumer-oriented communications technique, it is grounded in understanding what consumers know, believe, value, and do relating to food, diet, and...
Data & Survey
The International Food Information Council Foundation Food & Health Survey provides ongoing insights into the many connections Americans make between the food they eat and their health. The initial wave of this survey was conducted in 2006 and acts as a benchmark study. The 2007 Food &...
Guidelines & Regulations
The International Food Information Council Foundation has developed a Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)-approved continuing professional education (CPE) online program, “A Practical Guide to Risk Communication for Nutrition and Food Safety Practitioners” If you are a registered dietitian or...
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Consumers’ appetites for food and nutrition news seem nearly insatiable. In recent years, scientific evidence has revealed that bioactive dietary components may benefit health in ways that extend beyond meeting basic nutritional needs. Communications about dietary components for health promotion...
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Background Soybeans are native to East Asia, where they have been an important food staple for centuries. There is documentation of soy being cultivated as early as 1100 BC and of the use of soybean oil around 1061 AD.1, 2 Within the last two decades, soy products are increasingly being...
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Consumers demand safe food and expect it to be nutritious, easy to store, easy to prepare and available at low cost year-round. The United States can boast a long history of being able to meet these demands, with a highly productive food and fiber system envied throughout the world.1 The average...
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Background The growing awareness of the relationship between diet and health has led to an increasing demand for food products that support health above and beyond providing basic nutrition. Probiotics and prebiotics are components present in foods, or that can be incorporated into foods, which...
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This IFIC Review examines how low-calorie sweeteners (sometimes referred to as non-nutritive sweeteners, artificial sweeteners or sugar substitutes) are used to help reduce the caloric content of foods. It also reviews research that explores the role of low-calorie sweeteners in helping people...
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What is the goal of infant nutrition? The goal of infant nutrition is to promote optimal growth and development by providing a variety of nutritious foods. Babies need to be gradually exposed to a variety of tastes and textures geared to their developmental level. Are infant nutritional needs the...
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Because of the evolving nature of science, researchers rarely, if ever, close the book on studying various foods or food ingredients. Such is the case with monosodium glutamate (MSG), which, even though it has been used extensively for nearly a century, continues to be examined in light of current...

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