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Science, Sweet Corn and Diabetes - Research in the Making

10/25/2011

Food scientists are constantly exploring how to make foods taste better, digest easier, grow with fewer fertilizers, etc. We recently learned that a team of scientists at Iowa State University is working with the starches in sweet corn to try to create a response in the body that modify the starch to digest more slowly... which creates a more moderate insulin response, and release of glucose into the blood stream. This is important to the U.S.'s diabetic population of more than 21 million individuals, since moderating insulin and glucose through diet and medication is a constant need.

What are farmers and ranchers doing to reduce fertilizer and pesticide use?

10/17/2011

Healthy Eating: It’s Not Rocket Science

10/12/2011

A national Food Day campaign is being launched later this month by The Center for Science in the Public Interest. The group encourages people to support “healthy, affordable food grown in a sustainable, humane way.” Best Food Facts spoke with Dr. Barbara Klein, Professor Emerita of Foods and Nutrition in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois, about what she views as the top healthy eating issues we face.

FOOD FIGHT POLL: Organic Food

10/4/2011

Some prefer it as their first choice, some buy it when it's on sale, and some avoid it. Where do you fit?

Will Reducing Meat Consumption Help the Environment?

9/28/2011

We all want to do our part to help save the planet, right? Since farm animals create carbon emissions, will eating less meat create a cleaner environment?

Can Organic Farming Feed the World?

9/21/2011

Best Food Facts received a question from www.fooddialogues.com asking “Is it possible to feed the world’s growing population primarily on organic production methods?” We asked Dr. Robert Paarlberg, the Betty Freyhof Johnson Class of 1944 Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College and Adjunct Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and Associate at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, to respond.

Weird Food News

9/14/2011

Best Food Facts found strange news about food!

Doctors Orders: Drink Milk to Help With Lactose Intolerance

9/7/2011

Dr. Dennis Savaiano discusses foods to help with lactose intolerance.

GMOs - What to Know

8/30/2011

An index of posts, a table of contents, listing the posts for the Best Food Facts GMO series.

Frequently Asked Questions - GMOs

8/29/2011

We’ve read it in magazines, seen it on internet news sites, and maybe even watched a segment discussing it on afternoon television. GMOs, genetically modified organisms, biotechnology, or even ‘frankenfood,’ as some like to call it, have certainly raised a lot of questions.

You’ve shared your concerns and asked questions about GMOs with Best Food Facts, and we’ve gathered experts and resources to answer them. This post continues our series focused on GMOs for the month of August 2011. To read all related posts in the series, click here. This week, we’re focused on providing expert answers to some frequently asked questions about GMOs.

 

Fructose vs. Sucrose - What's the Difference?

8/23/2011

Dr. Nancy Keim discusses the difference between fructose and sucrose.

How do GMOs Affect the Environment?

8/22/2011

Experts discuss GMOs and their impact on the environment.

Consumer Question - Is It OK to Use Leftover Onions?

8/16/2011

Blog post from Dr. Ruth MacDonald about using leftover vegetables and onions.

Do GMOs Have Side Effects on Unborn Children or Pregnant Women?

8/15/2011

When new research says, “93 percent of pregnant women and 80 percent of their umbilical cord blood samples contained a pesticide implanted in GMO corn,” it’s no wonder there’s concern - especially from moms. An expert reacts.

What Effect do GMOs have on Human Health?

8/8/2011

Experts discuss GM foods and your health.

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