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Trans Fats Moving Off the Menu

Trans fats may be getting kicked to the curb. What does it mean?

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Food Expiration Dates - Eliminating Confusion

Print out this handy cheat sheet for quick reference!

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VIDEO: Should I Avoid Gluten?

Our dietitian helps you navigate this breadbasket dilemma.

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What Is the Definition of Gluten-Free?

Are trace amounts of gluten allowed?

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Why Doesn't Fast Food Spoil?

We’ve seen year-old fries – shouldn’t we be concerned about putting that in our bodies?

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True? or Not? "When a company funds research, the results are biased."

How do university scientists receive funding and what does that mean their results can be swayed?

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Meet An Expert

Sean O'Keefe, PhD

Sean O'Keefe

Sean O'Keefe, PhD, is Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech.

Tell us something interesting about your family.
I have twin 15 year old daughters. Their names were originally going to be spelled the Irish way, Máire and Ciara, but it was soon realized the US spelling Moira and Kiera was simpler.

What are you currently working on?
Natural antioxidant and antimicrobial compounds to improve quality of foods.

If you could have one superpower what would it be?
Is time travel a superpower? Going back and meeting DaVinci or Archimedes...that would be pretty neat.

What's the last good book you read?
The complete works of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (originally read more than 40 years ago).

What are you most passionate about?
Family.

Read more about Dr. O'Keefe.

Coming Soon

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

What is MSG?

He says, She says. Whose research can be trusted?

Is coconut oil good for me?

Mixed Blogger Conference – Recap

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