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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 [...]

23 09, 2019

Choosing Fruits and Vegetables

By |2019-09-24T12:42:39-04:00September 23rd, 2019|Family, Food Facts, Wellness|3 Comments

September is National Fruit and Veggie Month - a time celebrate all things fruits and vegetables and encourage consumers to eat more of them every day. Are you avoiding some fruits and vegetables based on how they were farmed? Do you know the difference between conventional and organic [...]

16 07, 2019

Animal Science and the Environment

By |2019-10-24T11:29:56-04:00July 16th, 2019|Food Trends, Uncategorized, Wellness|Comments Off on Animal Science and the Environment

Food is linked to the environment. Growing food depends on proper climate conditions. The use of natural resources and the application of pesticides or herbicides have an impact. But when it comes down to survival, human instinct is to sustain life. If it came down to deciding whether [...]

30 08, 2018

Common Sense Goes Back to School

By |2019-06-26T13:50:35-04:00August 30th, 2018|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Common Sense Goes Back to School

Two words I hear often, "Fear sells". Is fear guiding your food choices? Whether it is an environmental issue, a political topic, or the safety of our food supply, fear-mongering has become a common technique used to sway you into believing one side of a story. Usually it's [...]

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 [...]

31 03, 2016

Will GMO-free Labeling Really Sell?

By |2019-06-26T13:54:54-04:00March 31st, 2016|Food Facts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Will GMO-free Labeling Really Sell?

One of the reasons I started writing this blog was to help people search out the facts about nutrition, food, and diet trends, and sort out the false claims and fear-mongering headlines. With factual information, you can make better choices that are right for you (your health, and your [...]