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Gluten Intolerance and Grain Fed Meat

4/5/2011

Dr. Ruth MacDonald addresses whether those with gluten intolerance, or Celiac disease, can eat meat from grain-fed animals without having an allergic reaction.

What’s your vote? Rising food prices

3/30/2011

Readers answer a poll on food prices.

Natural or Fortified Foods - What are the Facts?

3/16/2011

Connie Diekman, R.D., answers the question, "Is there a difference between consuming naturally occurring nutrients from food and food fortified with the same amount of nutrients?”

Consumer Question: Are hormones in my milk and meat making my kids bigger?

3/10/2011

Expert feedback regarding inquiry from mom wondering about how hormones in food may be affecting her children.

Fertilizers, Fruits and Vegetables - Oh My!

2/28/2011

Dr. MacDonald discusses whether it is safe to eat produce that have been treated with fertilizers and/or herbicides.

Tahini - Shelf Life and Storage

2/16/2011

An answer to an inquiry regarding the shelf-life of tahini.

Meatless Mondays: Expert and Consumer opinions

2/8/2011

Consumer poll results on "Meatless Mondays" and commentary from Dr. Ruth MacDonald.

Small vs. Large Farms - Are Animals Treated Differently?

2/1/2011

Three experts, Dr. Patricia Hester, Dr. Ed Pajor and Dr. Emily Patterson-Kane, answer the question, "Is the well-being of farm animals on larger operations disregarded in the pursuit of higher profits?"

Will eliminating farm subsidies contribute to a decline in U.S. public health issues? Alston responds.

1/26/2011

Dr. Alston answers the question "Will eliminating farm subsidies reduce obesity and associated health problems, such as diabetes?"

What is Safer? Food from Organic, Free-Range or Modern Farms?

1/19/2011

Dr. Gebreyes answers the question: "Is food from organic and free-range farm animals safer than animals raised in modern confinement operations?"

Genetically Engineered or Modified Foods - To Eat or Not To Eat

1/10/2011

Dr. Ruth MacDonald discusses whether it is safe to consume food from genetically modified crops

Grass-Fed or Grain-Fed Beef - What's Better For Me?

12/6/2010

Dr. John Comerford, associate professor and extension beef specialist in the Department of Dairy and Animal Science at Penn State University, explains nutritional differences between beef from grain-fed and grass-fed cattle.

What's Really in Our Food?

11/29/2010

Dr. Ruth MacDonald, chair of the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University, explains food additives.

Thanksgiving Dinner - Preparing a safe and delicious meal

11/22/2010

Tips from Alice Henneman on preparing, serving and storing food for your full Thanksgiving feast.

Organic versus Conventional Foods: Is There a Nutritional Difference?

11/15/2010

Discussion with Dr. Ruth MacDonald, Chair of the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University , regarding the nutritional difference between organic and non-organic foods.

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