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Halloween Treats Even Parents Will Love

HalloweenWhat a dilemma! You don’t want to contribute to the junk food or childhood obesity problems now rampant in the U.S., but you have to hand out something kids will consider a treat and something their parents will allow them to eat.  Here are some suggestions:

Meet Joe Regenstein, a Super-Busy Scientist Juggling Several Hats Very Well

Dr. Joe RegensteinFood scientist, college professor, researcher, author, public speaker, editor, world-wide traveler--these sound like careers undertaken by several different people, but they all describe the accomplishments of  just one person--Dr. Joe Regenstein, who, we're proud to say, serves on  the  Shelf Life Advice Advisory Board  and has made countless contributions to this site.  We recently learned that he is the co-author of a book about GMOs, a hot topic these days.  Shelf Life Advice readers will, I believe, enjoy reading about a scholar who's unafraid to express his thoughts about controversial food science issues of the day.

How to Avoid Wasting Food at Home

[Editor’s note: At least 25% (perhaps as much as 40%) of all food that’s produced in the U.S. winds up being discarded. Dairy foods and produce are very often what’s thrown out because of their relatively short shelf life. Minimizing waste can help families cut their food budget. Therefore, Shelf Life Advice asked a member of its Advisory Board, Dr. Timothy Bowser, a food process engineer with expertise in waste management, to provide some tips on reducing waste in the home.  This site contains much additional  information on avoiding food waste, especially on ways to delay spoilage by properly storing and wrapping various edible products.]

Tailgating: How to Do It Right

tailgatingThe word "tailgate" has several different meanings including the one we're using here: the custom of picnicking before or after an athletic event, concert, or race. This type of event originated in the American South, probably with college football, more than 100 years ago. Today, it's spread to many other team sports (such as basketball and soccer) as well as popular concerts. 


Tailgating is in full swing now that the college football season is upon us. The main activity at these events is eating and sharing food with fellow football fans (even those supporting rival teams).  Therefore, Shelf Life Advice just had to cover this social and culinary phenomenon. We have excellent advice to keep you eating well and safely while socializing in the great outdoors. Below, you'll also find links to several sites about tailgating preparations and recipes.

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