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Is Chicken from China Safe?


Recently, Best Food Facts recevied a reader question asking, "Is chicken that is processed in China and sold in the U.S. safe to eat?" To answer this question, we reached out to Patricia Curtis, PhD, professor and director of Auburn University’s Food Systems Institute.

Running Down the Big 8 Allergens


The Big 8 Allergens include milk, eggs, fish, wheat, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts and soya (soybean). 90% of all food allergies in the U.S. are caused by the Big 8.

Eating Better: Teff’s Mighty Nutrition


Take your taste buds on a no-passport-required journey with whole grain teff. The tiny, yet mighty, North African cereal grain is gluten-free, an excellent source of vitamin C and rich in fiber, protein and calcium.

Meet an Expert: Peter Davies, PhD


Dr. Peter Davies is a Professor in the Swine Health and Production Department at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Davies specializes in pig health as well as diseases and how pigs are raised. He is also passionate about societal issues related to food animal production, disease surveillance and regional disease control.

Should I Eat Carbs?


There’s a whole lot of confusion about whole grains.  A battle over the breadbasket rages as advocates and experts take sides – either for or against the grain.

There Is More to Canning


When you’re ready to move beyond Canning 101, check out all of the incredible things you can do through canning and preservation methods.

Don’t Fall For “Diet” Deception


During the summer months, it’s second nature to reach for the so-called “lighter” food options such as salads, cold soups, frozen drinks and fresh fruit. But these “light and fresh” options don’t always translate to being light in calories. 

Eating Better: Protein Packed Soy


When farmers began growing soy in Asia in the 11th Century B.C., they used the seed of the soy plant to create an assortment of fresh, fermented, and dried foods.

Meet Alice from Hip Foodie Mom


Alice from Hip Foodie Mom serves up delicious recipes, beautiful food photography, and a side dish of mom moments that will melt your heart.

Eating Better: Four Foodie Favorites You Should Have on Your Radar


It’s easy to fall into the hum-drum sameness of fixing and eating the same meals every week. Why not take a cue from some of Best Food Facts’ favorite bloggers and add some of these foodie favorites into your weekly rotation?

The Science of Canning


Similar to the enduring appeal of pearls and the little black dress, canning fresh fruits and vegetables is an art form that never goes out of style.

Taking the Mystery Out of Science


Some of our favorite eats and drinks are the result of the happy intersection between food and science. Impress your friends and family with these food science snippets at your next picnic or barbeque.

Gluten 101


There's no shortage of information about celiac disease, and that presents challenges for anyone wanting to know more about how it impacts diet and health. Best Food Facts has compiled information from the experts to help you navigate the topic of gluten.

Tips for Healthy Eating on Your Summer Road Trip


Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD, puts Access Hollywood viewers in the driver's seat with her road rules on healthy eating.

Meet an Expert: John Fetrow VMD, MBA


We are pleased to add John Fetrow, VMD, MBA, from the University of Minnesota to our list of Food System Experts. Dr. Fetrow is a professor in the main areas of dairy production medicine, epidemiology, food animal production economics, large animal nutrition, and animal welfare in production agriculture. Dr. Fetrow has similar interests in research and is passionate about the dairy industry.

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