Best Food Facts would like you to meet expert Carl Winter, PhD. He is the director of the FoodSafe Program and an extension food toxicologist at the University of California.
Do you love apple pie as much as we do? Check out this incredible video from the Science Channel on how individual pies are mass-produced. Now there's only one question - where's the ice cream?
P. Stephen Baenziger, PhD, is an agronomy professor and Eugene W. Price Distinguished Professor of Small Grains Breeding and Genetics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the Nebraska Wheat Growers Presidential Chair.
We recently posted information about washing fruits and vegetables in vinegar. But what about wax on fruits and vegetables? Through social media, we have noticed photos of apples covered in wax. Is that what it really is, and is it safe to eat? To answer these questions, we reached out to Dr. Joe Kemble, Professor of Horticulture at Auburn University.
Recently, a Best Food Facts reader wanted to know if she should rinse deli-style meat to wash away salt. To answer this question, we reached out to Dr. Casey Owens, Associate Professor in the Department of Food Science and member of the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science, University of Arkansas.
If you have questions about dairy, Best Food Facts experts can help. They’ve tackled some of the most common dairy myths to help separate fact from fiction.
A visitor to Best Food Facts asks, “What percentage of organic food consumed in the United States comes from imported/foreign producers?” We posed the question to Dr. Ted Jaenicke, associate professor of agricultural economics at Penn State University and Dr. Carl Winter, director of the FoodSafe Program at the University of California at Davis.
The artificial sweetener sucralose, sold under the brand name Splenda, is making headlines after the Center for Science in the Public Interest announced it was downgrading its safety rating of sucralose from “safe” to “caution” – meaning the additive “may pose a risk and needs to be better tested.” The decision is the result of a yet unpublished study from researchers in Italy who found that sucralose caused leukemia in mice, according to CSPI. The study will undergo further review by scientists to determine its credibility.
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