Summertime Clean Eating

Did you know that one in every three Americans is following a specific diet? While low-calorie, low-fat and other traditional restrictive ways of eating will never go away, more lifestyle-focused diets like paleo, keto, and…

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Pick Your Poison: Antibiotics and Hormones

The Holiday Season is upon us. You’ve likely already heard Christmas music playing in stores and are starting to see decorations gracing the neighborhood. It’s still November, you guys! Let’s take it one holiday at…

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Ghosts, Goblins, Ghouls and…Green Potatoes?

Every year around this time, the Halloween decorations come out and some make it their mission to have the scariest costume around. While monsters and zombies are common, have you ever seen someone dressed as…

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Foodservice Cleaning Up Its Act

Back-to-school time as a kid use to signal the return of some highly popular foods. Neon fruit snacks, cheese crackers, bags of chips, juice pouches, and some of the staples of the cafeteria line like…

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Pick Your Poison: Anti-Caking Agents

With graduation season quickly approaching and Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s a good time to reflect on things you’ve learned from your mother – or even from her mother and her mother’s mother.…

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Pick Your Poison: Preservatives and Additives

Easter is on its way and more than the Easter Bunny might be hopping in for a visit. It’s a time for family, friends, and food. You’ve got your Sunday clothes on, perhaps a nice…

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Pick Your Poison: Artificial Colors

March is here, spring is near, and on the 17th some of us may imbibe in a green beer . . . or two. We’ve all heard of the health risks and even benefits of…

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Pick Your Poison: Natural and Artificial Flavors

As many of the major American holidays have passed, new year's resolutions are occupying our minds rather than visions of sugarplums – or are they? February is here and that means Valentine's Day. Valentine's Day,…

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Nutrient Spotlight Series: Unsaturated Fat

The fat-free craze in America started in the late 1980s when the scientific community started to correlate high-fat diets with heart disease and premature death. Rather than focusing on certain types of fats over others,…

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