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Food Allergies: When to Expose Kids to Allergenic Foods?

There are new recommendations – are you familiar?


What's That Little Brown Mark on the Inside of Potatoes?

Ever noticed that little trail?


Does Milk Impact My Breast-Fed Baby?

Have you cut dairy out of your diet while breastfeeding?


Is it Safe to Drink Soda with Brominated Vegetable Oil?

Learn more about the ingredient that is being removed from some common beverages.


Could the European Horse Meat Scandal Happen in the U.S.?

Should Americans be worried?


Can Organic Farming Feed the World?

Can the human species survive using only organic growing practices?


Hormones in Milk: Are They Causing Early Puberty in Girls?

Experts explain how hormones in milk impact growing bodies.


Does Microwaving Food Change Its Nutritional Value?

Do you need to cut out this time-saving appliance to recapture your food’s benefits?

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Consumer Trends: Americans Not Willing To Pay Extra for Organic

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Ruth MacDonald, PhD, RD

Ruth MacDonald

Ruth MacDonald, PhD, RD, is Chair and Professor of the Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition at Iowa State University.

Tell us something interesting about yourself.
I grew up in New Jersey.

What are you currently working on?
I'm finishing the semester of teaching my course, Societal Impacts on Food Systems.

If you could have one superpower what would it be?
Reading minds.

What's the last good book you read?
I reread The Grapes of Wrath.

What are three words that best describe you?
Dedicated. Enthusiastic. Fast-walking.

What do you like to do in your free time?
Running and being outside.

What are you most passionate about?
Applying science to health and food.

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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.

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