Snacking tracking positively for consumers

With all of the changes and innovations North Americans have experienced over the past few decades, one that might get lost in the shuffle is the dramatic shift towards increased snacking. It’s gotten to the point where articles are calling snacks “the most important meal of the day”. Before you roll your eyes at that claim, consider that in 2006, Purdue University’s Dr. Richard Mattes, professor of foods and nutrition, stated that the American diet had evolved to constitute a “fourth meal” averaging about 580 calories each day. That’s ~25% of average total calorie consumption and twice the average amount
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Watch: First commercial Arctic® apples planted!

This spring, the first commercial Arctic® apples were planted, bringing us one big step closer to making the first truly nonbrowning apple varieties available to eager consumers! We captured this momentous occassion on film so we could share the experience with everyone, either on our YouTube channel or directly below:
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OSF’s Neal Carter interviewed on “Talking Biotech” Podcast

When you tune in to the excellent podcast series “Talking Biotech” you’ll hear each episode open with the following quotes, and they provide a strong case for why this podcast is so important: “I want to see science serve a useful purpose to improve the standard of living for allpeople.” (Norman Borlaug) “Why is anyone fighting food advance? A very small percentage of the world’s population is fortunate enough to have the luxury of turning down food.” (Penn Jillette) “We have arranged a society based on science and technology in which nobody understands anything about science and technology.” (Carl Sagan) The
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