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The use of natural resources such as water in food production is a sustainability issue that continues to be on the radar of many farmers, scientists and consumers. In many regions of the world, water scarcity is on the rise as the demand for food production increases. We’ve discussed how farmers...
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Overwhelmed by food choices and fad diets? Wondering how - or if - your food choices can decrease your risk for chronic disease? Are you making all of the “right” choices regarding diet, physical activity, and lifestyle habits, yet not seeing the results you’re looking for? In the future, you may...
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There’s nothing quite like the crisp smell of spring after a long, cold winter (much like the one we’ve had!). For the last few months, many of us have relied on warmer areas of the world to provide fresh produce, which can limit our options. As spring arises and the weather begins to warm...
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I have a love-hate relationship with the internet. On the one hand, it’s a great place to learn how to fix a hem, Scrabble-certified words with Z and X, and the capital of Malta. Unless you know where to search and the credible sources, the internet is not always a great place to learn about...
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See the full report (PDF, 4.4MB) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 26, 2018 WASHINGTON — While aging poses new challenges, as well as changing perceptions and behaviors around food and health, a report by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation has found that low-income Americans...
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How we feed our children in their earliest years of life can play a big role in their dietary success and health down the road. Because of the importance of those choices, the upcoming 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans for the first time will include recommendations for infants from birth to 24...
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Food waste is a continual issue in the United States. A new study reported that nearly 150,000 tons of food is wasted, or about one pound per American daily. Recently, “healthy eaters” have been pinned as the worst offenders, with produce as one of the most wasted foods. But who wants to be told...
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Can you imagine your favorite savory snack without a dash of salt or a smoothie that isn’t smooth? I’m sure it’s difficult for you, just as it is for me.  We buy our favorite foods because of the way they taste, look, feel and cost.  Food additives and ingredients are responsible for some of the...
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We talk about environmental sustainability in food production quite a bit, as we should. Using natural resources responsibly helps to ensure the reliability of our food supply and, therefore, our livelihoods. But what about putting something back into the Earth to help support our food system? We...
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The Joy of Soy Milk Hopefully you enjoyed learning a bit more about how cow’s milk is produced and the nutritional benefits of consuming it from the first installment in our “Milk Series.” Many people like cow’s milk, many do not. And for some, there may be dietary restrictions that prohibit them...
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Did you know that each of our guts has a unique living community containing billions of bacteria? It’s called the microbiome, and on this edition of DataDish, we’re taking a journey to the center of the gut, led by Megan Meyer, PhD. Megan is Director of Science Communications at the International...
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Health Coaches have become an increasingly popular way in recent years to seek out nutrition guidance and advice. IFIC Foundation’s data shows them as highly trusted, yet science communicators know little about how health coaches work, where they learn about nutrition and how they reach consumers....
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Spring has sprung! Along with the promise of warmer weather, the change in seasons brings with it a wide variety of tasty seasonal fruits and vegetables. The sunny spring skies shine light on a perfect opportunity to get the whole family — toddlers included — involved in eating fresh, seasonal...
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Food is often central to our gatherings and conversations with friends and family. And it usually doesn’t take long before the conversation turns to what people are trying to eat less of. Enter sugar. Whether it’s naturally occurring from fruit or the kind that’s added to your favorite beverage or...

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