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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?"

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.

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