James N. Klapthor

Food Science Communicator Mary Ellen Camire, Ph.D., University of Maine, functioned as food science expert in the May issue of Shape magazine and its article, “Superfoods–or Superfrauds?” Receiving high-profile exposure in the article’s sidebar, “Buyer beware: 7 problems with functional foods,” Camire said, “Food manufacturers are adding nutrients and botanicals to food willy-nilly.” In some cases, packing snacks with herbs and alleged nutrients is, “a marketing gimmick to get people to eat ju…

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