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What Are Pesticides? Do They Harm My Kids?

How can I limit exposure?


Is There Wax on Apples?

The answer is yes. But it may not be what you think.


Is Nutrition Content Lost When Hamburgers are Well Done?

Should you be eating burgers rare?


Does Cooking Grass-Fed Meat Destroy its Fatty Acids?

If you're purchasing grass-fed meat because of its high fatty acid content, this expert says you may want to reconsider.


Ask the Lunch Lady

Award-winning real-life lunch lady talks about childhood nutrition issues.


How It's Made: Apple Pie

See just how this sweet treat comes to be!

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In The News

Healthy food kills some students' appetites

Keeping food-borne illnesses at bay

Julia Child was wrong: Don't wash your raw chicken, folks

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Meet An Expert

Carl Winter, PhD

Carl Winter

Carl Winter, PhD, is Director, FoodSafe Program, Extension Food Toxicologist, University of California.

To get to know Dr. Winter, Best Food Facts asked him to answer a few questions!

Tell us one interesting fact about yourself.
I'm 5-foot 8-inches tall, but I won a basketball slam dunk competition while in college.

What three words best describe you?
Easily amused, generalist

What do you like to do in your free time?
I love to travel and I'm also a big fan of the San Francisco Giants.

What are you currently working on?
Multimedia approaches to communicate about food safety, featuring music and humor. (See Dr. Carl’s talent here!)

What are you most passionate about?
Improving scientific literacy and scientific communication concerning food, agriculture and health.

Read more about Dr. Winter.

Coming Soon

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

F is for Fruit

Do cows eat candy?

Are school lunch bags bacteria magnets?

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