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Food experts tell it like it is on Best Food Facts

Best Food Facts gives you the opportunity to connect with food experts from around the country who have done the research, checked their work and want to share the results. Through blog posts, experts provide answers to your questions about food. Best Food Facts encourages open discussion - please send us your questions.

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Recently we’ve talked with University-based food experts/researchers about these topics

Will Reducing Meat Consumption Help the Environment? - Dr. Jude Capper explains the environmental impact of Meatless Mondays.
Can Organic Farming Feed the World? Dr. Robert Paarlberg talks about the implications of an organic-only food system.
Weird Food News - Best Food Facts shares some strange food stories.
Drink Milk to Help With Lactose Intolerance Dr. Dennis Savaiano answers a reader question about what foods to eat.
GMOs - What to Know Our month-long series on GMOs.
Fructose vs. Sucrose - What's the Difference? Dr. Nancy Keim answers a reader question about sugars.
Consumer Question - Using Leftover Onions? Dr. Ruth MacDonald offers up food safety tips.

Check out all the Food for Thought posts!

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Meet our featured expert!

Connie Diekman is a past president of the American Dietetic Association. She works to promote good nutrition and healthy eating through individual consultation on campus. She has been a member of the University staff since 1994. Diekman earned a B.A. in foods and nutrition-dietetics from Fontbonne University and a masters in education from the University of Missouri - St. Louis. She is associated with many organizations devoted to the promotion of healthy lifestyles, such as the American Heart Association and the Missouri Dietetic Association and is a member of the advisory board for Parent's Magazine. In addition to having taught nutrition courses at area colleges, she has been a nutrition reporter for the local NBC television affiliate and FOX-TV locally. She writes and broadcasts the "Eating Right" minute for WBBM in Chicago. Diekman has had guest appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, and The Today Show. She has helped Best Food Facts answer questions about natural foods, MyPlate, nutrition - who to believe?, and much more!

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Coming Right Up!

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

What are farmers doing to reduce pesticide and fertilizer usage?

Why every day should be Food Day.

Eating healthy through changing seasons.

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