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Is Unapproved GM Wheat in Our Food Supply?

Are there risks to your bread and cereal?


Should I Be Eating Protein Bars?

How much protein is enough...or too much?


Does Drinking Milk Cause Allergies?

Experts explain milk allergies and why humans drink milk after being weaned.


Is Agriculture Killing Bees?

One in every three bites of food you eat is pollinated by honey bees, and bees are dying at a rapid pace. Why?


B is for Beef

There’s more to beef than a savory sizzle. Learn the facts on grass-fed vs. grain-fed, hormones and labels!


What is Your Summer Food I.Q.?

Brush up on your food safety skills.


Salt: How much is too much?

How much do you consume daily?


Is There a Nutritional Difference Between Genetically-Modified and Non-Genetically Modified Foods?

Are GM foods less nutritious?

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Where does most of the protein you consume come from?

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In The News

Obesity is a disease, doctors’ group says

Americans throw away 90 billion pounds of food a year

Food companies work to make it look natural

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Meet An Expert

Elizabeth Applegate, PhD

P. Stephen Baenziger

Elizabeth Applegate, PhD, is Senior Lecturer, Department of Nutrition, and Director of Sports Nutrition, Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of California - Davis.

Tell us one interesting fact about yourself.
I used to do pull-up contests (as a former gymnast) — best is 57!

What three words or phrases best describe you?
Thoughtful, energetic and “on a mission”

What do you like to do in your free time?
Exercise (cycle) and cook (so I can eat)!

What’s the last good book you read?
Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond

What are you currently working on?
A nutrition and garden education program with developmentally disabled teens and adults.

If you could have one superpower what would it be?
To fly (free of an aircraft or any device) — so I could feel free.

What are you most passionate about?
Teaching and empowering people with the knowledge about how best to feed and exercise their body — after all it’s the only one they have and taking care of your body is a must for long health and vital life!

Read more about Dr. Applegate.

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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!

C is for Cake.

Do nitrites in processed meats cause cancer?

Should you wash fruits and vegetables in vinegar?

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