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Is Nutrition Content Lost When Hamburgers Are Well Done?

Is it better to eat burgers rare or medium rare?


Meet a Blogger: Aimee of Shugary Sweets

Get baking tips from a sweetie who’s an official cupcake guru!


Red Meat: Good or Bad for Your Health?

Should you avoid beef and pork to protect your health?


What is Colony Collapse Disorder?

Bees are dying rapidly because of CCD - Is agriculture the cause?


Meet a Blogger: Kelly from Kelly Bakes

Kelly's favorites will make your mouth water!


Should I Wash Fresh Fruit in Vinegar?

Experts reveal whether vinegar cleans better than water and provide thoughtful insight into avoiding food safety issues with produce.

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Deli meat, cold cuts: What do you call thinly-sliced precooked or cured meat?

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Hungry shoppers buy more fattening foods, study shows

Does personality drive food choices?

City launches information campaign to expand food recycling

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Ruth MacDonald, PhD, RD

Joe Kemble, PhD

Ruth MacDonald, PhD, RD, is Chair and Professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University.

Tell us one interesting fact about yourself.
I grew up in New Jersey.

What three words or phrases best describe you?
Dedicated. Enthusiastic. Fast-walking.

What do you like to do in your free time?
Running and being outside.

What’s the last good book you read?
I reread The Grapes of Wrath.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
Reading minds.

What are you most passionate about?
Applying science to health and food.

Read more about Dr. MacDonald.

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