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ABCs of Food: D is for Dairy

There are plenty of myths and fun facts on dairy – check it out!


Is Splenda Safe?

Should you be concerned about this artificial sweetener?


Organic Food: How Much is Imported?

And more importantly, is it safe?


Should I Rinse Cold Cuts?

Will rinsing lunch meat help lower sodium content?


Should I Store Tomatoes in the Fridge?

Tips on storing and cleaning to ensure safe, long-lasting fruits and vegetables.


Obesity in America: Is There a Gluten Connection?

Do you eat gluten-free food?


True? Or Not? Antibiotic Resistance

Does the use of antibiotics in food animals lead to increased antibiotic resistance in humans who eat meat products?


Bleach on Carrots?

What is that white film on pre-cut carrots?

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Lack of sleep may make us more prone to choose junk food

Obesity study examines gender differences of 6th graders

Good nutrition means better school performance

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Meet An Expert

P. Stephen Baenziger, PhD

Joe Kemble, PhD

P. Stephen Baenziger, PhD, is an agronomy professor and Eugene W. Price Distinguished Professor of Small Grains Breeding and Genetics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the Nebraska Wheat Growers Presidential Chair.

Tell us one interesting fact about yourself.
I was born in Canada, hence I am an immigrant. Sometimes I say I am Canadian by birth, and American by choice and proud of both.

What three words or phrases best describe you?
Caring, Thinking, Doing

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
The ability to see the future (if I could change it for the better).

What do you like to do in your free time?
I love to be with family and travel, but really, free time? What is that?

What are you most passionate about?
Making sure that when we decide to feed the world that we have the technical capabilities to do so. That is why agriculture rocks!

Read more about Dr. Baenziger.

Coming Soon

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

F is for Fruit

Do cows eat candy?

Are school lunch bags bacteria magnets?

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