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Meet an Expert: William Vencill, Ph.D.


Coming to us from the University of Georgia is Dr. William Vencill, a professor in weed sciences. Dr. Vencill teaches both undergraduate and graduate students, with a passion of educating young people for the future. Read on to learn more about Dr. Vencill!


Meet an Expert: Kevin Folta, Ph.D.


Unearthing his passion of science at 5 years old, Dr. Kevin Folta now serves as an associate professor and Interim Chairman in the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida. We are thrilled to have Dr. Folta as an expert for Best Food Facts. Dr. Folta not only loves his career choice, but also enjoys staying fit by either biking or competing nationally in karate! Read on to learn more about Dr. Folta.

Meet an Expert: George Kent, PhD


George Kent, PhD, is a Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, at the University of Hawaii. Dr. Kent's research has centered on human rights, international relations, peace, development, and environmental issues, with a special focus on nutrition and children. To get to know Dr. Kent, Best Food Facts asked him a few questions.

Meet an Expert: Ethan Bergman, PhD, RD, CD, FADA


Ethan Bergman, PhD, RD, CD, FADA, is Professor of Food Science & Nutrition; Associate Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies; Acting Chair, Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Sciences; and Former President, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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.

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.

Meet an Expert: Kevin Fitzsimmons, PhD


Dr. Kevin Fitzsimmons is a professor, extension specialist and research scientist at the University of Arizona. His expertise lies in aquaculture, freshwater and marine algae, and aquatic biology.

Meet an Expert: Steven Heymsfield, M.D.


Dr. Steven Heymsfield is a professor at Louisiana State University in the Metabolism and Body Composition Department.

With a focus on obesity, he researches new technologies to analyze human metabolism.


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.

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.

Meet an Expert: Darrin Karcher, PhD


Striving to educate to the youth about poultry production, job potential, and management issues, Dr. Darrin Karcher is passionate about educating young people about where their food comes from. Best Food Facts is please to introduce you to Dr. Karcher from Michigan State University. Read below to learn more about Dr. Karcher.

Meet an Expert: Wondwossen Gebreyes, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVPM


Dr. Wondwossen A. Gebreyes is a professor and Director of Global Health Programs in the Veterinary Medicine College from The Ohio State University. His research interests include antimicrobial resistance, food safety and infectious disease molecular epidemiology.

To get to know Dr. Gebreyes a bit more, we asked him a few questions.

Is there Harm in Drinking Milk After the Expiration Date?


Do you ever think twice about throwing out milk that is only a day past its expiration date? If it looks and smells fine, can I still drink it? For this question we reached out to registered dietitian and author of the Sound Bites Blog, Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RDN, CDE about helping us understand these questions.

"On milk, the sell by date is often the date listed, so you should double check to find out whether your milk has a sell by date or an expiration date. If it is an expiration date, then here is my answer:

Meet an Expert: Jude Capper, PhD


Jude Capper, PhD, is an independent Livestock Sustainability Consultant based in Bozeman, MT; and holds adjunct professor and affiliate positions at Washington State University and Montana State University, respectively. To get to know Dr. Capper, Best Food Facts asked her to answer a few questions!

Meet an Expert: Wayne Parrott, PhD


Wayne Parrott, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences in the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia. To get to know Dr. Parrott, Best Food Facts asked him a few questions.

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