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Is it OK to Drink Diet Soda?

Or does it increase weight over time?


Is Non-Organic Food Full of Chemicals?

How much pesticide exposure is too much?


The Shelf Life of Food

Curious whether that bread is still good? Find out how long you can store different food on the counter, in the refrigerator and in the freezer.


Is There Aspartame In My Milk?

What’s the latest with artificial sweeteners and will they be labeled?


Do Vegetarians Live Longer?

Or do healthy lifestyle choices trump diet?


Expert claims Dr. Oz's "Secrets of the Fast Food Industry" is Misleading

Dr. O'Keefe doesn’t like fast food, but says much of the episode was inaccurate.


Egg and Ham Safety Tips for Easter

Easy tips to keep your meal safe.


Post-Easter Egg Safety: The Importance of Proper Handling/Cooking

Simple tips and a warning about Salmonella.

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Meet An Expert

Sean O'Keefe, PhD

Sean O'Keefe

Sean O'Keefe, PhD is Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech.

Tell us something interesting about your family.
I have twin 15 year old daughters. Their names were originally going to be spelled the Irish way, Máire and Ciara, but it was soon realized the US spelling Moira and Kiera was simpler.

What are you currently working on?
Natural antioxidant and antimicrobial compounds to improve quality of foods.

If you could have one superpower what would it be?
Is time travel a superpower? Going back and meeting DaVinci or Archimedes...that would be pretty neat.

What's the last good book you read?
The complete works of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (originally read more than 40 years ago).

What are you most passionate about?

Read more about Dr. O'Keefe.

Coming Soon

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

Trying a new diet? What you need to know about the latest fads.

What is Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO)?

Are there nanoparticles in your food?

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