Episode 52: Understanding Food Science + the Truth about GMOs, Organics, Pesticides and Processed Foods with Erin aka Food Science Babe
Today I’m joined by Erin aka Food Science Babe. She has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. She has worked in the food industry for 10+ years both in the conventional as well as the natural/organic sectors.
There are so many myths surrounding the food we eat including what’s in it, how it’s processed, whether it’s good or bad, or if natural or organic alternatives are better for us or the environment. Erin works endlessly to present evidence-based food science knowledge to help people feel more confident in their food choices.
So many of us have false beliefs about food and the food industry, which is why Erin’s work is so important and why I’m so excited to speak with her today.
In this episode Erin and I are going to discuss:
- What is food science and how she first got started in the industry
- Her own personal beliefs around food and when/how she started to question them
- Chemicals in food
- Organic versus conventional foods – what are the differences and which ones should you be choosing?
- Dispelling common food myths including glyphosates in food, GMOs, and whether foods marketed as ‘natural’ are actually better for you
- How to decipher between fear-based food marketing and fact-based food marketing
Erin aka Food Science Babe
Erin aka Food Science Babe has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. She has worked in the food industry for over a decade in both the conventional as well as the natural/organic sectors.
Erin goes by ‘Food Science Babe’ on social media pages to clear up the myths surrounding food and to share science-based information about food and the food industry.
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