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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. [...]

2 09, 2019

Chew the Facts®

By |2021-06-09T10:47:13-04:00September 2nd, 2019|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Just for Fun, Uncategorized, Weight Management, Wellness|2 Comments

  Follow Chew the Facts® to feel good about food and understand where it comes from. Find facts, not fear.   There is an abundance of misinformation available on the Internet. That's what motivated me to start blogging and writing books.  I have a passion for [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]