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Are There Antibiotics in Chicken Meat? Part 1


Are There Antibiotics in Chicken?

Do you buy meat that is labeled “raised without antibiotics”? Is antibiotic resistance a growing problem when it comes to poultry meat? Should we be worried about antibiotics being fed to chickens?

To understand antibiotic use in chickens a bit more, we reached out to Charles L. Hofacre, DVM, MAM, PhD, Professor and Director of Clinical Services, Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center, College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia; and Ken Macklin, PhD, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist Poultry Health, Environmental Issues and Biosecurity, Department of Poultry Science, Auburn University.

Eating Better: The Powerful Pumpkin


Getting ready to carve pumpkins for Halloween? Think twice about tossing that pile of pumpkin pulp while carving. The orange flesh is more than just the remnants of a spooky jack-o-latern. This viscous material is loaded with nutrients you do not want to throw away!

Celebrate World Egg Day!


October 10 is World Egg Day, so let's celebrate all the goodness eggs have to offer!

Meet an Expert: Roger Clemens


Roger Clemens, DrPH, CFS, CNS, FACN, FIFT, FIAFST, is an Adjunct Professor, Pharmacology & Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, International Center for Regulatory Science. He is an expert in pediatric nutrition, probiotics, food safety and toxicology, and food processing.

Reappraising Processed Foods


Are you trying to avoid processed foods? Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD, explains why the term 'processed' doesn't necessarily mean 'unhealthy.'

Whose Research Can You Trust?


Who can you trust to get the best food and nutrition information? Should you change your eating habits based on a single study?

Get Chopped with Us!


We’ll be talking "chop" at Chopped Conference on Friday, Oct. 24.

What's the Safest Way to Clean Produce?


Before you bite into an apple, do you wash it? Recently, Best Food Facts received a question from a reader asking, “What is the safest way to clean vegetables and fruit? Is hot water and a scrubbing brush all that I need to use?”

Does Draining Fat From Meat Make it Leaner?


If you cook a pound of 80% lean ground beef and drain the fat, have you eliminated the need to buy the more expensive 90% lean ground beef? A Best Food Facts reader asked just that, so we reached out to Dr. Julie Garden-Robinson, PhD, RD, from North Dakota State University.

Going to FNCE? We are, too!


Best Food Facts will be making its 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ (FNCE®) debut in Atlanta on Oct. 18-21, and we couldn’t be more excited to spend some time with wonderful registered dietitians and others interested in nutrition and health.

Tiny Blueberry Packs Big Nutritional Punch


Good things come in small packages, and this is certainly the case with blueberries! Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD, and Best Food Facts nutrition advisor, had the opportunity to participate in an educational farm-to-table tour to learn more about these delicious berries.

ABCs of Food: J is for Jam


Do you know the difference between jelly and jam? Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD, gets the answer from a canning expert.

Eating Better: The Palatable Potato


Are you giving that salubrious spud sitting on your dining table the attention it deserves? 

Courtney from NeighborFood Talks TASTE Tour


You’ve heard from us all about our adventure in California with seven of our foodie friends. Now, we’re bringing you the scoop on TASTE: Unearthing the Art and Science of Food Blogger Tour from Courtney of NeighborFood.

Annalise from Completely Delicious Gives Us the Digest on TASTE Tour


You’ve heard about California adventures with seven of our food blogger friends during TASTE: Unearthing the Art and Science of Food Blogger Tour from our point of view. Now, we’re bringing you the skinny from Annalise of Completely Delicious on her favorite parts of the tour and what she learned.

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