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Industry Council for Development

The primary goal of the Industry Council for Development (ICD) is "to improve public health through practical partnership projects aimed at food safety and nutrition goals." Although the ICD is a private organization, it has official relations with the World Health Organization and the Food and Agricultural Organization. The ICD works with these organizations on practical action-oriented projects...
What's in the Food You Eat

How many calories are in an egg and cheese muffin? A serving of grapefruit? These are pressing questions, whether they are for personal use or for someone who might be in one of the healthcare fields. The "What's in the Food You Eat" database was created by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and it contains nutrient profiles for 13,000 foods commonly eaten in the U.S. Visitors can...
The Poison Squad Documentary

Today, thanks to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and a suite of food safety regulations, consumers generally do not have to worry that their meals might be contaminated or laced with poisonous chemicals. However, this was not always the case, as is highlighted in the PBS documentary The Poison Squad, which aired January 28, 2020 as part of the American Experience film series. The two-hour...
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