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Food Science: Information On The Internet
- Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) (http://www.fda.gov/food/). Food and
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (http://www.cdc.gov/)
- Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) (http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/)
- USDA Agricultural Marketing
As one of its functions, this service "includes six commodity programs--Cotton, Dairy, Fruit and Vegetable, Livestock and Seed,
Poultry, and Tobacco. The programs employ specialists who provide standardization, grading and market news services for those commodities."
- USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (http://www.aphis.usda.gov/)
- USDA's Current Research Information System (CRIS) Web site (http://cris.csrees.usda.gov/)
- USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) (http://www.fsis.usda.gov/)
The FSIS is "the public health agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture responsible for ensuring that the nation's commercial
supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged." The site includes news releases,
recall updates, HACCP-related documents, and food safety information for consumers.
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration (http://www.fda.gov/)
- www.FoodSafety.gov A "gateway to government food safety information."
Food Science Departments
- Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT).
A searchable database of biomedical research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other agencies.
- NSF Funded Research.
Information about research projects that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has funded since 1989.
- USDA's Current Research Information System (CRIS) Web site.
Is the USDA's "documentation and reporting system for ongoing and recently completed research projects in agriculture, food and nutrition, and forestry."
- Community of Science (COS) (http://www.cos.com/services/)
- COS Funding Opportunities
Contains detailed information for more than 20,500 available research grants worldwide. Updated daily.
- Funded Research
(via Community of Science). Search to see what projects have been funded by the NSF, NIH, USDA and other organizations. (Note:
This database is for Community of Science members only. Accessible only via one's personal COS Workbench.)
- FAOSTAT. Food Quality Control. (http://faostat3.fao.org/home/index.html).
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations.
The FAOSTAT collection of statistical databases provides access to production, trade, and other international agricultural statistics.
The Food Quality section allows one to search Codex Alimentarius: Pesticide Residues in Food and Codex Alimentarius: Veterinary Drug Residues in Food.
- National Food Safety Database (http://foodsafety.ifas.ufl.edu/)
"The goal of the National Food Safety Database project is to develop an efficient management system of US food safety databases
that are used by the Cooperative Extension Service (CES), consumers, industry, and other public health organizations. The end result
of such a management program is a highly informative, efficient and accurate website which will provide one-stop shopping for food safety information."
- Thomas Register of American Manufacturers.
An online version of the printed trade catalog. Complete the free membership form to search for manufacturers of industrial products and services.
(Note: the print version of the Thomas Register is located in the Business Alcove in the D. H. Hill Reference area (call number T12.T6).)
- AgZines: a Harvest of FreeAgricultural Journals (http://usain.org/agzines.html)
Produced by the United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN), a "compilation of agricultural journals that are available free
on the web. Formerly known as Tomato Juice, this list collects web sites" that are related to the field of agriculture and related sciences.
- Core Historical Literature of Agriculture (CHLA) (http://chla.library.cornell.edu/)
A "core electronic collection of agricultural texts published between the early nineteenth century and the middle to late twentieth century." Full-text.
- E-Answers (http://e-answers.adec.edu/)
A searchable Web site that provides access to full text documents on a wide range of Extension or Outreach-oriented subjects. The
work is by Extension Service and Agricultural Experiment Station professionals at several U.S. land-grant universities.
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For examples showing how to cite Internet resources, see Citing Electronic Resources from the Internet Public Library.
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