Organic or GMO? Experts explain food lingo | News

As Oklahomans start a new year with new nutrition goals and eating habits, they’re faced with an overwhelming amount of industry diet terms and food lingo. Experts from the Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center at Oklahoma State University clarified some of the most common references.


The difference between conventional (non-organic) and organic food involves how it is grown and manufactured. While both foods follow regulations and guidelines to make them equally safe to consume, organic food regulations are different.

“Organic-produced foods rely on the use of natural substances and methods throughout the entire food production process,

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The 9 Best Diets for Weight Loss in 2022, According to U.S. News & World Report

Susan S. Johnson

At last count, from 2015 to 2018, 17.1% of Americans said they were following a specific diet, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. The most common of them all? Weight-loss diets.

So it makes sense that “Best Diet for Weight Loss” is one of several categories featured in U.S. News & World Report‘s annual best diets list, now in its 12th year. A group of 27 medical experts scoured through the details of 40 different programs and lifestyles to determine the best (and the worst) diets for weight loss. The pros just released their

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PHH Women’s Expo features Food Network celebrity chef Damaris Phillips | News

Susan S. Johnson

DuBOIS — Penn Highlands Healthcare, on Saturday, hosted a Women’s Expo featuring celebrity chef Damaris Phillips, who is regularly seen on the Food Network.

During the morning/afternoon event held at PH DuBois’ Founders’ Cafe, guests were able to taste delicious foods featured in Phillips’ cookbook, “Southern Girl Meets Vegetarian Boy,” learn more about PHH services, enjoy hands-on activities and watch cooking demonstrations presented by Phillips, who cooked chai-spiced sautéed apples.

All proceeds from the expo will go toward PHH Behavioral Health, which will help victims of violence and trauma.

“What I find more than anything now is there is that

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