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13 10, 2021

Plant Breeding: Farm to Fork

By |2021-10-13T12:28:42-04:00October 13th, 2021|Food Facts, Food Trends|Comments Off on Plant Breeding: Farm to Fork

Just about everything you purchase in a grocery store has been improved through plant breeding. Through generations of research, scientists have learned a lot about how to make seeds and plants better - more tolerant to new weather patterns, draught or pest resistant, more nutritious, or better tasting. [...]

22 09, 2020

Food, Labeling, and Biotech

By |2020-10-23T12:30:22-04:00September 22nd, 2020|Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Wellness|Comments Off on Food, Labeling, and Biotech

Are you concerned about what's in your food? Nature is full of chemicals. Even the "chemicals" in your food are mostly derived from nature (from either plants or animals). I've written about food safety and food technology in many different ways over the past several years. In addition [...]

30 06, 2020

A Teaspoon of Honey Helps the Medicine Go Down

By |2020-06-30T09:49:38-04:00June 30th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Family, Food Facts, Food Trends, Wellness|Comments Off on A Teaspoon of Honey Helps the Medicine Go Down

When my oldest son was little, Mary Poppins was on of his favorite movies. You may remember the song that states "A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, in the most delightful way". This is actually true. Humans naturally enjoy sugar. Right from the womb we [...]

8 05, 2020

Where’s the Beef?

By |2020-05-08T14:11:32-04:00May 8th, 2020|Food Facts, Food Trends|Comments Off on Where’s the Beef?

News of meat and other food shortages this week follows earlier news of the effect the SARS-CoV-2 virus has had on the food supply.  Currently there is some disruption of workforce within the beef supply chain. Processing within the beef packing industry, is causing some slowdown in the [...]

14 01, 2020

What the Cluck?

By |2020-01-14T20:39:37-05:00January 14th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Family meals, Food Facts, Wellness|Comments Off on What the Cluck?

Farm-raised. Cage-free. Hormone-free. What do all of those statement mean on a package of chicken or eggs? The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulates the language you see on food packaging. Sometimes it can be confusing for shoppers. Due to  consumer's desire to know how their food was [...]

2 04, 2019

A Toxicology Lesson for Dietitians

By |2019-08-27T15:52:04-04:00April 2nd, 2019|Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Uncategorized|4 Comments

I attended a really interesting session about pesticide residue at my state's annual nutrition meeting, titled, "Organic and non-organic foods and pesticide residue: Important information for nutritionists and dietitians", presented by Amir Golmohamadi, Assistant Professor at the Department of Nutrition at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. I'm sharing [...]

10 10, 2017

How Do You Like Them Apples?

By |2021-04-26T15:43:56-04:00October 10th, 2017|Food Facts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How Do You Like Them Apples?

I had the pleasure of touring some of the apple orchards of Washington State upon invitation from Arctic Apples. Just when you think you know enough about farming, you realize there's always more to learn. I was absolutely blown away about "where apples come from". [The travel for the [...]

3 10, 2017

Does Antibiotics Use on the Farm Impact the Food on Your Plate?

By |2019-06-26T13:50:59-04:00October 3rd, 2017|Food Facts, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Does Antibiotics Use on the Farm Impact the Food on Your Plate?

I am working with the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance’s Digital Voices Council through September 2017. This post includes a link to a blog that was sponsored by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, but are expressions of my own.  Antibiotic resistance is the ability of a bacteria to resist [...]

23 07, 2017

Does the Non-GMO Label have any Impact on Your Health?

By |2019-08-20T16:17:09-04:00July 23rd, 2017|DASH Diet/Wellness, Family meals, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Does the Non-GMO Label have any Impact on Your Health?

This post includes a link to a blog that was sponsored by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, but are expressions of my own. Throughout the course of my 30-year nutrition career, one thing has remained constant: nutrition misinformation. I’ve turned my current communications career into a fact-finding mission [...]