Just the facts. From the experts.
‹ First   3 4 5

Expert response: Bt, GMO and HFCS

11/9/2011

In response to our latest post, Study: Bt protein in your blood. Consumer beware?, we received a few tweets from @Jambutter. He had some questions that we thought deserved to be addressed, since these are on the minds of consumers everywhere. To do so, we asked one of the experts who we interviewed for the original post - Dr. Bruce Chassy, from the University of Illinois-Urbana.

Study: Bt protein in your blood. Consumer beware?

11/2/2011

We recently received an inquiry regarding a report from the University of Sherbrooke Hospital Centre in Quebec. The report claimed to have detected the presence of the Bt protein Cry1Ab in the blood of humans. The report, which was highlighted in an article from The Organic Report is available here*.

Science, Sweet Corn and Diabetes - Research in the Making

10/25/2011

Food scientists are constantly exploring how to make foods taste better, digest easier, grow with fewer fertilizers, etc. We recently learned that a team of scientists at Iowa State University is working with the starches in sweet corn to try to create a response in the body that modify the starch to digest more slowly... which creates a more moderate insulin response, and release of glucose into the blood stream. This is important to the U.S.'s diabetic population of more than 21 million individuals, since moderating insulin and glucose through diet and medication is a constant need.

GMOs - What to Know

8/30/2011

An index of posts, a table of contents, listing the posts for the Best Food Facts GMO series.

Frequently Asked Questions - GMOs

8/29/2011

We’ve read it in magazines, seen it on internet news sites, and maybe even watched a segment discussing it on afternoon television. GMOs, genetically modified organisms, biotechnology, or even ‘frankenfood,’ as some like to call it, have certainly raised a lot of questions.

You’ve shared your concerns and asked questions about GMOs with Best Food Facts, and we’ve gathered experts and resources to answer them. This post continues our series focused on GMOs for the month of August 2011. To read all related posts in the series, click here. This week, we’re focused on providing expert answers to some frequently asked questions about GMOs.

 

How do GMOs Affect the Environment?

8/22/2011

Experts discuss GMOs and their impact on the environment.

Do GMOs Have Side Effects on Unborn Children or Pregnant Women?

8/15/2011

When new research says, “93 percent of pregnant women and 80 percent of their umbilical cord blood samples contained a pesticide implanted in GMO corn,” it’s no wonder there’s concern - especially from moms. An expert reacts.

What Effect do GMOs have on Human Health?

8/8/2011

Experts discuss GM foods and your health.

What Consumers Want to Know About GMOs

8/1/2011

Basic descriptions of genetically modified organisms, biotechnology and specific crops that are grown using GMOs.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‹ First   3 4 5