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Let's Gut Real - Easy to Digest Nutrition Science

Making nutrition science accessible and easy-to-digest. Andrea Hardy, Canada’s Gut Health Dietitian, is on a mission to connect people to credible, up-to-date nutrition information about gut health and digestive disorders. Nutrition misinformation is rampant. If nutrition advice online scares you, it’s probably not true. Let’s Gut Real is all taking the fear out of nutrition messaging, cultivating critical thinking, and helping you understand nutrition science. Andrea talks with guests about digestive health, the gut microbiome, hot nutrition topics, and nutrition misinformation, sharing messages that are easy to consume and that inspire sustainable action. Andrea likes to say her goal is to get people to take nutrition a little less seriously – which may come as a surprise coming from a dietitian. Through humour, she injects fun into her science-based media messages. After all, poop jokes aren’t her favourite kinda jokes, but they are a solid #2.

Dec 1, 2020

Food made in a lab using microbes? It's happening now! New tech can be scary and none of us are immune to being mislead or adopting a belief based on misinformation. 

In this episode Chana Davis, PhD and I discuss new and exciting food technology using microbes, and how improving scientific literacy can help to shape the conversation around food technology!

We talk about:

  • How Chana got involved in science communication
  • What is a critical thinking mindset? How do you get one?
  • How to find credible sources of information?
  • What are the limitations of science?
  • Why science isn’t perfect
  • How can we ‘pressure test’ the news?
  • What is ‘food tech’?
  • How do microbes help us in making food and food ingredients?
  • What’s the future of our food?
  • Plant based diets and the movement towards new food technology for sustainability and increasing options for different dietary patterns
  • Why food technology isn’t something to be afraid of
  • Molecular diagnostics – what is it?

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