"GMOs" have become a stand-in for some very real concerns, but fear, anger, and distrust over "GMOs" distract us from these deeper questions.
Are We Worried About Missing Out On Beneficial Bacteria If We Don’t Buy Organic Apples?
In this installment of "Are We Worried," we look at news stories reporting that organic apples offer far more diverse gut bacteria than conventionally-grown apples.
A Guide to Washing Produce
This post focuses on the importance of washing produce, recommended methods to wash fruits and vegetables, the safety of food wax, and whether cleaning solutions are needed to wash fruits and vegetables.
Is Caffeine Safe For Children?
Is caffeine safe for children? Does it stunt growth? How much is safe? Learn more in this post.
What The History of “Healthy” Food Teaches Us About Mom-Shaming
We all say that we're opposed to "mom-shaming". But we still make snap judgments about the choices we see other parents making. This post explores why.
Do Food Mantras Always Translate to Healthy Choices?
by Danielle Penick Food shopping can be an overwhelming experience even for me — and I’ve been a registered dietitian for over a decade and have a Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition. During undergraduate school I worked at a health food co-op, where I often heard how most of the food industry was trying to … Continue reading Do Food Mantras Always Translate to Healthy Choices?
Ask SciMoms: Is arsenic in rice harmful?
Is arsenic in rice safe? Does it cause cancer? Is rice cereal safe for children? These questions are explored in this post.
Is Breastfeeding Really Best and Is Formula Harmful?
New moms are told that breast is best. But how important is breastfeeding when looking at real world outcomes?
Introduction to GMOs
Surveys show most consumers don't know much about GMOs. In this post, we review key terms and common myths about GMOs.
A SciMom Visits (and Eats) Arctic apples
What are Arctic apples and why are the SciMoms excited about them? These apples could reduce food waste and provide other benefits.