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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.

Grass Fed vs. Grain Fed? Expert says, “Eat whatever you like."

6/9/2011

Experts discuss the differences between grass fed and grain fed beef.

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.

Omnivore's Dilemma - An Expert's Objection to One Perspective

5/17/2011

Dr. Ruth MacDonald objects to The Omnivore's Dilemma.

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.

Nutrition: Who Should I Believe?

4/13/2011

Connie Diekman, R.D., discusses tips for healthy eating.

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.

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.

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