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Food experts tell it like it is on Best Food Facts

Best Food Facts gives you the opportunity to connect with food experts from around the country who have done the research, checked their work and want to share the results. Through blog posts, experts provide answers to your questions about food. Best Food Facts encourages open discussion - please send us your questions.

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Recently we’ve talked with University-based food experts/researchers about these topics

Are Superweeds Taking Over Our Fields?
Dr. David Shaw talks about weeds becoming resistant to herbicides.

Does Cage-Free = Better Hen Welfare?
Dr. Joy Mench discusses the welfare aspects of raising hens in cages.

Hormone Confusion: Cow Milk vs. Human Breast Milk
Dr. Ann Macrina explains why human steroids and animal steroids are notcreated equal.

Farm Size: Environmental Impacts
Dr. Hongwei Xin says farm size is an important variable ... but not the only one.

GMO Labeling: What You Need to Know
Dr. Patrick Byrne explores the pros and cons of labeling GM food.

Agave - Healthier Than Sugar?
Watch a fun video from Joy Bauer on the differences between agave and sugar.

What's Your Summer Food I.Q.?
Think you know what it takes to keep food safe in the summer? Take this quiz!

It's My Right: Genetically-Modified Labeling
Dr. Peggy Lemaux discusses the implications of the California initiative to label GM food.

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Meet Our Featured Expert!

Alice Henneman, R.D., is an extension educator with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in Lancaster County. She promotes healthy eating, with emphasis on providing culinary information, tips and recipes that translate into making healthier food choices. She regularly uses social media to promote healthy eating. You can find her on Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest.

Alice contributes to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's website food.unl.edu. She received her M.S. in nutrition from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and her R.D. from Indiana University.

Alice has contributed to the following Best Food Facts posts:

What's Your Summer Food I.Q.?
Egg and Ham Safety Tips for Easter
It's Turkey Time! Tips for a safe and sane feast
Thanksgiving Dinner - Preparing a safe and delicious meal


Coming Right Up!

Best Food Facts readers asked questions – and our experts will be providing answers! Look for these topics to be covered soon!

Water: What's the magic number? How much water should you drink per day?

Is there concern about BPA in food packaging?

Does the type of hen housing matter in regards to worker safety?

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