Egg Nutrition Center Blog

Posts in Author: Mitch Kanter, Ph.D.

ENC’s blog features articles on new research as well as recaps of meetings, reports, and other information related to eggs and health. Contact ENC if you are interested in writing an article on eggs for a guest post.

The Rome Declaration Aims to Eradicate Malnutrition

Two weeks ago, I attended the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) in Rome. The conference, which was jointly sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the World Health Organization (WHO), culminated in the acceptance of the Rome Declaration by most of the countries in the world. The Rome Declaration is designed as a blue...

The Changing Nutrition Research Landscape

More and more notable happenings in the nutrition environment seem to be cropping up on a near-daily basis in both the lay and technical communities which remind me that our attitudes and understanding about the foods we eat are changing rapidly. From a lay perspective, separate recent articles on the front page of the Wall Street Journal business section outlined...

Re-evaluating What Constitutes a Healthy Diet

The ongoing, seemingly endless nutrition debate about what constitutes a healthy diet just got a little hotter. In recent weeks a new book entitled The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet [1] hit bookstore shelves, and was followed by an article in the current issue ofTime magazine called “Ending the War on Fat.”...

Editorial Examines Industry’s Role in Sound Nutrition Science

A recent editorial regarding the acceptability/credibility of industry-sponsored vs. non-industry sponsored research underscored a number of issues that bedevil researchers and funding sources alike.  The editorial, which appeared in the March 2014 issue of the International Journal of Obesity, suggested that direct corporate funding is often viewed as inherently bias-producing and that data produced by otherwise ethical scientists may be viewed...