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Food industry and trade -- United States

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View Resource National Organic Program Proposed Rule Home Page

Every year proposed US federal agency rules are published in the Federal Register so that interested members of the public may read and comment on the proposed rule before it goes into effect. Recently, the Internet has begun to show the potential to change and help democratize this process. The Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) Proposed Rule on the Temporary Assistance for Needy...

https://www.ams.usda.gov/about-ams/programs-offices/national...
View Resource Food Consumption, Prices, and Expenditures, 1970-97

This report from the United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service, USDA ERS (described in the July 2, 1998 Scout Report for Business & Economics), provides "historical data on food consumption, prices, expenditures, and US income and population" for the years 1970-1997. According to the ERS, Americans now consume more total food, snacks, and calories, in larger portions than...

https://ageconsearch.umn.edu//bitstream/154924/2/sb965.pdf
View Resource Food Cost Review, 1950-1997

Provided by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS), this report measures farm-to-retail price spread data to determine how much and why food prices rise. Although subtitled 1950-1997, the report actually focuses primarily on data for 1997. Contents of the report include an overview of the 1997 food prices, price spreads for selected foods, food industry costs and...

https://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/pub-details/?pubid=410...
View Resource National Organic Program

On March 7, US Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman announced a new proposal for uniform and consistent national standards for organic food. This proposal would establish a clear national organic standard that reflects concerns expressed in the more than 250,000 comments received after the initial organic proposal made in December 1997. Briefly, the new standards would ban the use of genetic...

https://www.ams.usda.gov/about-ams/programs-offices/national...
View Resource 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...

http://www.nationalpeanutboard.org/
View Resource Colleges Begin to Embrace Fresh Food Movement

In previous decades, the quality of food in many college cafeterias varied widely, and many institutions began to serve more mass-produced entrees as their enrollments began to rise after World War II. This pendulum is beginning to swing back the other way, as more than 200 universities and close to 400 school districts are starting to give more support to a farm-to-cafeteria movement that...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2005/0826
View Resource Food Policy Institute at Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station

Established as a research unit of Rutgers University, the Food Policy Institute is interested in "supporting public and private decision makers who shape aspects of the food system within which government, agriculture, industry and the consumer interact." Interested parties can get the basic sense of what the Institute does on a regular basis by looking over the short introductory essay in the...

http://foodpolicy.rutgers.edu
View Resource "Tattoo for tacos" deal is revived by a San Francisco eatery

Casa Sanchez restaurant offers customers free tacos for life if they get a tattoo of their logo http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/business&id=7363877 San Francisco: The Mission http://www.sfgate.com/neighborhoods/sf/mission/ Founding of the Mission Dolores http://www.sfmuseum.org/hist5/misdolor.html The Cambridge World History of Food: Mexico and Highland Central...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2010/0409