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Part Two: Eggs – Organic, Cage-Free, Free-Range… What’s The Difference?

7/28/2011

Dr. Darrin Karcher and Dr. Scott Beyer discuss behaviors of egg laying hens as well as current production practices. This is the second in a three-week series.

Sprouts and Eggs - Varying Reactions to Outbreaks in Food

6/29/2011

Comparison of reactions to the 2011 Germany E. coli outbreak in sprouts and the 2010 U.S. Salmonella outbreak in eggs.

Getting Down and Dirty with Pesticide Residues and the Dirty Dozen

6/22/2011

Expert information about the Dirty Dozen list from the Environmental Working Group that lists pesticide residues in fruits and veggies.

Sweet Misconceptions: What’s the Truth about High Fructose Corn Syrup and "Normal Sugar"?

6/20/2011

Leading expert, Dr. John White, wades through fact and fiction on the subjects of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and sugar.

What does the new MyPlate icon from USDA mean for consumers?

6/13/2011

Experts discuss the pros and cons of the USDA's new MyPlate graphic that replaces the existing Food Pyramid.

Deadly European E. Coli Outbreak: Should U.S Consumers Worry?

6/3/2011

Dr. Scott Hurd, Iowa State, discusses the E. coli outbreak in Europe and how it affects Americans

Hormones in Milk: Are They Causing Early Puberty in Girls?

6/1/2011

Experts discuss the question of the association between hormones in dairy products and early puberty in girls.

Antibiotics: Are They being Over-Used in Food Animals?

5/9/2011

The amount of antibiotics given to animals raised for food is a concern to many. Are they being over-used? Is this overuse creating antibiotic resistant superbugs in our families?

Milk: Organic, Raw, Ultra-Pasteurized... What's Safe and What Do You Need To Know?

5/3/2011

Dr. Jean Weese talks about the safety of organic milk, raw milk and unpasteurized milk.

Post-Easter Egg Safety: The Importance of Proper Handling/Cooking

4/27/2011

Cayla Westergard of the Egg Industry Center at Iowa State University talks about handling and preparing eggs safely.

Egg and Ham Safety Tips for Easter

4/22/2011

Alice Henneman offers tips for Easter food safety.

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.

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?"

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