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ABCs of Food: A is for Apple

We’re up to something new – check out the first post in our new series that will explore everything from apples to zucchini and much more!


Can You Re-Grow Lettuce and Other Veggies in Water?

The experts say it works – but should you eat them?


How Do I Grill Safely?

Memorial Day is just around the corner, which means the heavenly scent of charred eats will be wafting throughout the neighborhood. Use these tips to make sure you’re grilling safely.


Do Certain Ingredients Make Us Eat More?

We all love junk food. But is it actually addictive, or are we really capable of eating just one?


Can I Get Bird Flu from Eating Chicken?

Dr. Scott Hurd offers common-sense advice - don't kiss your chicken.


Does Ground Turkey Have Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria?

A new study alerts consumers about bacteria in ground turkey. We’ve got the scoop on how to protect yourself.

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Meet An Expert

P. Stephen Baenziger, PhD

P. Stephen Baenziger

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

Tell us something interesting 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 are you currently working on?
I’m working on the next new wheat variety, but also hybrid wheat, winter-malting barley, and winter triticale for forage and grain. I also do a lot of basic research to improve breeding methods and better understand the traits we need to improve crops.

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's the last good book you read?
Les Misérables

What are three words that best describe you?
Caring, Thinking, Doing

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!

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

Should you be concerned about flouride in water?

B is for Beef.

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