Nutrition expert can help save your life

Forty years ago, with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and few job opportunities, I realized it was time to reevaluate where my professional passion was and whether could I make a living following the dream. As a child I spent weekends working in my father’s deli, making thick roast beef sandwiches and trying my best to slice a thin sliver of lox. I also saw my father suffer most of his life with ulcers, ultimately getting half his stomach removed. It seemed the study of nutrition would combine my love of food with the tools to help people with digestive disorders.

Nestle removes cross from food packaging

Nestle removes cross from food packaging

Nestle’s Greek yogurt product airbrushes the cross on the famous Anastasis church on the Greek island of Santorini.

Following the lead of a European supermarket chain, the global food and beverage giant Nestle eliminated a cross from an image of an iconic church on its packaging for a Greek yogurt product.

The packaging features the picturesque Anastasis Greek Orthodox church on the Greek island of Santorini, reported the European Post.

But the white cross on the building’s blue dome is missing.

Opponents say USDA reorganization has multiple problems

Opponents say USDA reorganization has multiple problems

Critics are continuing to noodle Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s plan to reorganize his large department, finding things they don’t like about it. Perdue’s desire to move U.S. involvement in world food standards to USDA’s trade office, taking it away from food safety, was the first change to stir controversy.

Food Safety for the 21st Century

Food Safety for the 21st Century

Farmers and manufacturers are turning to automation for prevention-based control throughout the supply chain. The technology will help them comply with the looming deadlines of the Food Safety Modernization Act.

On a little farm in Peterborough, N.H., students are using advanced sensor instrumentation in a greenhouse growing tomatoes to collect valuable data around the taste and quality of the fruit. It is also a chance to educate students on how crops can be managed throughout the agricultural supply chain to support food quality, sustainability, traceability and nutrition.