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Protein Quality: Animal vs. Plant-based

Protein Quality: Animal vs. Plant-based

Recent films and fantastical food documentaries have confounded us about proteins by vilifying meat and painting a story of plants as the superior source. Are you as confused as we are? Let’s see what the science says about the quality of plant vs. animal protein.

Diet, Health

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Demanding Health: A Federal Call to Action

Demanding Health: A Federal Call to Action

Almost 75% of our nation is obese or overweight and half of us have diabetes. Both of these conditions contribute to heart disease - the leading cause of death in the U.S. The sad part is that much of this could have been prevented with proactive educational practices and national programs that stress the importance of a healthy and nutritious diet. With the guidance of Tufts' Federal Nutrition Research Advisory Group, perhaps it’s not too late for us.

Health

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Conventional…or Organic?

Conventional…or Organic?

Both conventional and organic farmers are subject to standards that make the U.S. food supply the safest in the world.

Food Production, Soil and Crop Management

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5 Reasons Vitamins Are Essential

5 Reasons Vitamins Are Essential

Fueling your body with vitamins is essential, especially in these long, dark, cold winter months. But, what makes vitamins so important?

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