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What Are Pesticides? Do They Harm My Kids?
How much exposure is too much?


What Do Food Experts Eat? Organic or GMO Foods?
You may be surprised!


Genetically-Modified Foods: Is The Debate Over?
A leading environmental scientist changes his opinion on GM food.


Top Posts of 2012
A look back at the most popular posts of last year.


Holiday Gatherings and Celebrating Consumer Choice
Does food bind your family – or drive you apart?


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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.

What's the last good book you read?
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

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

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

Is a vegetarian diet better for you?

What's the difference between GMO and biotechnology?

California says “NO” to labeling. Now what?

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