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July 2016 Issue

Processed Foods: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

Humans have been processing food since the dawn of time. From sun-drying, salting, and fermenting, to the invention of canning, pasteurizing, and freezing, processing helped alleviate food shortages, malnutrition, and the incidence of foodborne illnesses. Today, food processing allows us to have a consistent, convenient, safe, and tasty diet year-round, and makes it possible to enjoy allergen-free and nutrient-fortifed foods.

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