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Taking the “Yuck” Factor Out of Brown Apples

An apple that won't turn brown is on the horizon!


Do Onions Absorb Bacteria That Cause Illness?

Will placing an onion next to your bed keep you from getting sick?


I'm Sick. Can Chicken Soup Cure a Cold?

Will Mom's cure-all really help?


Is Food Coloring Dangerous?

Are food dyes linked to ADHD?


What Causes the Price of Food to Rise?

Is drought to blame or are there other factors?


Should I Avoid Food With Ingredients I Can't Pronounce?

Expert says it's not that simple.


YOU TELL US: What Does The Perfect GMO Label Look Like?

What information would help you decide on a food purchase?


Stevia Better Than Sugar?

Which sweetener should you choose?

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In The News

Salt subtly trimmed from many foods amid campaign

To Go: Plastic-foam containers, if the Mayor gets his way

UC researcher says there's more to 'food deserts' than home address

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Meet An Expert

Wendy J. Dahl, PhD, RD, FDC

Wendy Dahl

Wendy J. Dahl, PhD, RD, FDC, is Assistant Professor, Food Science and Human Nutrition Department, University of Florida.

Tell us one interesting fact about yourself.
As long as I can remember people have thought I am younger than I am, the usual guess is about 8-10 years! And no surgery or Botox!

What three words best describe you?
Determined, resilient and positive.

What do you like to do in your free time?
I run – outside, through the forest when possible. In Florida, there is just no excuse to not get outside and get some exercise.

What are you currently working on?
About a dozen different research and extension projects – some are in the planning stage - others at the writing up stage.

If you could have one superpower what would it be?
I would trade any superpower for time travel.

What's the last good book you read?
It’s an old book and I am not sure if “good” describes it, but it was somewhat interesting, and I expect that anyone who has tried to figure out relationships should read at least the first half of “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.” If only I had read it at 18!

What are you most passionate about?
Teaching and writing – I plan to write books when I retire.

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Coming Soon

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?

Do artificial sweeteners cause headaches?

Are there nanoparticles in your food?

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