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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.

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

7/19/2011

Dr. Darrin Karcher and Dr. Patricia Hester define some common terms found on egg cartons at the grocery store - as well as the advantages and disadvantages to the housing systems for hens laying those 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.

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.

Grass-fed versus Corn-fed Beef: What’s the Difference?

5/25/2011

What's the Difference between grass-fed and corn-fed beef?

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

5/17/2011

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

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?

What’s your vote? Rising food prices

3/30/2011

Readers answer a poll on food prices.

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?”

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?"

Will eliminating farm subsidies contribute to a decline in U.S. public health issues? Alston responds.

1/26/2011

Dr. Alston answers the question "Will eliminating farm subsidies reduce obesity and associated health problems, such as diabetes?"

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

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