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We’re not here to convince you that certain foods are good or bad for you. We’re here to equip you with information, so that you can answer the questions you have about food for yourself.

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The Simplest Candy Recipe

Food can be delicious and fun too! Check out this one-ingredient recipe to make with the kids.

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Storing Freezer-friendly Foods

Trying to minimize food waste? Find out which five foods you should keep in your freezer.

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10 Truths About Pesticides

Questioning what you’ve heard about pesticides may not be a bad thing.

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How to Explain GMOs to Kids

Kids are curious. Help them better understand the food on their plates with this clever tale about superheroes and villains.

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Our Bloggers

Real people. Real talk. No, really.

Food may be a basic human need, but the concerns surrounding it are far from simple. That’s where Plate-Wise comes in. Our writers are scientists, chefs, agriculture professionals, advocates for food science, farmers and more. But more than that, they are parents navigating the world of food just like you are. Today more than ever, separating food facts from hype is not easy. The people of Plate-Wise are here to help.

Wendy Srnic

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Wendy earned her bachelor's degree in crop and soil science from Michigan State University, a master's degree in weed science from Virginia Tech University and a doctorate in crop science from North Carolina State University. Her passion for agricultural research developed while growing up on her family’s farm.

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David Pinzon

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David grew up in Bogota, Colombia, and moved to Canada in 2009 with his wife to study for a PhD at the University of Alberta. They had their second child in May 2018. David dedicated 12 years of his life to become a scientist, and his priority is always to do what’s best for his daughters.

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Holly Loucas

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Holly is a married mom of two. She lives in Paris, Ontario, and is open about feeding her kids GMOs. Holly worked in molecular biology and plant physiology research for over 10 years. She is now a customer agronomist in southern Ontario helping farmers grow better, healthier, higher-yielding crops.  

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Organic Facts

“As the wife of a conventional (aka nonorganic) farmer, I’m also interested in learning more about conventional and organic farming to ensure I am making the right choices for my family.”

— Beth McIntyre from the article “3 Things You Didn’t Know About Organic Food”

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