Is Organic Food Truly Healthier?

Passing by the produce section of the grocery store, you might switch it up and decide to get the organic Red Delicious apples, which cost twice as much as the non-organic….
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Sleepless in the 21st Century: Why is Reliance on Sleep-Aids Growing?

“It’s been a hard day’s night and I’ve been working like a dog/It’s been a hard day’s night – I should be sleeping like a log.” The Beatles could not…
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The Dos and Don’ts of Holiday Food Storage

Holiday entertaining can be stressful because there is so much to think about – how many guests will there be? What should you serve? Does anyone have allergies? But while…
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4 Common Myths about Food Safety

It is common for food safety tips to be passed down through generations and word of mouth. However, we know through new scientific discoveries that what was deemed safe in…
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Stay Safe From Food Poisoning This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season to be jolly – so why spoil it with a case of food poisoning from the holiday party buffet? This time of year, your schedule will fill…
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Check Out “Bump Mark:” The Expiry Label That Works By Touch

This past September, 22-year-old university student Solveiga Pakštaité won the James Dyson Award for a final class project.  She invented a brand new take on expiry labels that has the…
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Calorie Counts Coming Soon to Menus and Vending Machines

Following somewhat shocking research that revealed Americans eat and drink one third of their calories away from home, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has put immense effort into passing…
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How to Avoid the Flu During Holiday Travelling

Taking a plane to visit grandparents in Florida, or a sibling living overseas can be a fun way to spend your holidays. However, be aware that travelling during the winter…
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A Simple Guide to the Principles of HACCP

Experts in food safety training believe that the HACCP certification first originated from WW2 artillery shell testing. Today, hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) is used as a preventative…
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Health Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet

The term “Mediterranean diet” was first coined in 1980 after an academic-lead investigation of cardiovascular death rates in different parts of the world.  While the US and Finland held high…
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