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Are Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Better than Canned or Frozen Produce?

Check out the blog and our new video that explores this question.


Why are Chemicals Used in Poultry Processing?

More importantly, are they safe?


Smarter Snacking at School: New Standards for Vending Machines

What do these changes mean for your kids?


Should Olive Oil Freeze When Placed in the Freezer?

And has your olive oil been diluted with another variety?


What Do Food Experts Eat? Organic or GMO Foods?

You may be surprised!


How It's Made: Ice Cream Treats

See just how this sweet treat comes to be!

Cast Your Vote

What is your favorite tailgating food?

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In The News

Bill to increase U.S. food safety standards introduced

Food insecurity remains big problem in U.S.

What food allergies are costing families - and the economy

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Meet An Expert

Barbara Klein, PhD

Barbara Klein

Barbara Klein, PhD, is Professor Emerita of Foods and Nutrition, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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

Tell us one interesting fact about yourself.
I am a long time ovarian and other cancer survivor.

What three words best describe you?
Optimist, curious, pro-active.

What do you like to do in your free time?
Reading, exercise and tai chi, travel.

What are you currently working on?
International nutrition, particularly micronutrients in food aid products.

If you could have one super power, what would it be?
Ability to fly! I am discouraged about airline travel these days.

What are you most passionate about?
Family and friends’ health and happiness.

Read more about Dr. Klein.

Coming Soon

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

E is for Exercise

Are processed foods bad for us?

Do cows eat candy?

Are school lunch bags bacteria magnets?

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