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International Agricultural Baseline Projections to 2007

The US Department of Agriculture offers this report relating to international food production and demand. The Economic Research Service (ERS) of the USDA produced this report, which provides baseline projections for international supply, demand, and trade for major agricultural commodities to the year 2007. The report is offered in .pdf format only and includes an introduction and separate...
Institute of Food Research

A for-profit enterprise, the Institute of Food Research (IFR), based in the United Kingdom, offers a wealth of public access information regarding food, diet, and nutrition on their Web site. Serving as a clearinghouse for information across a broad spectrum of academic, agricultural, and industrial interests, the site is very user-friendly, with numerous lists of popular topics and terms, as well...
National Peanut Board

For those with an interest in peanuts, the National Peanut Board Web site will provide a host of information on this well-known legume. The site has different themed sections dealing with the history of the peanut, and continue on to give a detailed explanation of the production process involved with turning peanuts into a host of products. Additionally, the extensive research and promotion...
The Banana's Future May be Uncertain

In the United States, the banana is one of the most popular fruits in the average grocery store, and rightly known as a good source of potassium. In much of the developing world, such as Latin America and Africa, the banana (along with the plantain) constitute some of the most plentiful and crucial foodstuffs and are the fourth most important food crop after rice, wheat, and corn. In recent years,...
Protest Over Release of Alcohol-Infused Biscuits in Australia

Australians have a great passion for their biscuits, and generally the release of a new type of biscuit is quite welcome. There are, of course, exceptions to this general proviso, particularly when the new biscuit contains a trace of alcohol -- albeit a very miniscule trace. The biscuits in question were released this week by a beloved Australian biscuit manufacturer, Arnott's (owned by the... - Articles & Tips, Food Photography, Education was created by Lisa Golden Schroeder, a veteran food stylist and writer, who recognized the need for a website where practicing food stylists and photographers could exchange techniques and advice, that would also provide information for those looking to enter this specialty within the food business. A few of the features at are reserved for members or available by...
FAO: Food Safety and Quality

The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations website provides the data, research, publications, and projects that they have compiled, undertaken, published, and funded with the aims of making food production safer for consumers, workers, and the community. The website can be viewed in English, Spanish, and French, and the "Publications" can also be viewed in those three languages. ...
Teaching the Food System

This excellent set of teaching resources from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health provides a complete curriculum to educators who would like to introduce students to the food system. Readers may like to move through the curriculum in order. It begins with an overview o the topic and then develops student knowledge through a variety of modules including Vocabulary Builders, History...