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View Resource Gateway to Government Food Safety Information

Given all the recent concern about different foodborne pathogens in the news and on television, this site (sponsored by the US federal government) will help answer a variety of questions that consumers and persons in the food industry may have about any number of related topics. For consumers with questions about preparing food and purchasing food from the supermarket, the site has a very helpful...

https://www.foodsafety.gov/
View Resource University of Essex: Reducing Food Poverty with Sustainable Agriculture

This Executive Summary produced by Jules Pretty and Rachel Hine of the University of Essex in February 2001 provides a summary of evidence from the SAFE-World Research Project. This extensive report includes background reasons for the study such as global food security challenges, information about sustainable agriculture, project methodology, summary of projects and evidence, and conclusions. A...

http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTPESTMGMT/General/20380...
View Resource Feeding Minds, Fighting Hunger

Feeding Minds, Fighting Hunger is "an international classroom for exploring the problems of hunger, malnutrition and food insecurity." Offered in eight languages, the website offers numerous resources for educators, providing adaptable lessons designed to introduce primary, intermediate, and secondary level students to world hunger issues. "Each lesson contains Objectives, Concepts and Activities...

http://www.fao.org/home/en/
View Resource Union of Concerned Scientists: Food and Agriculture

The Food and Environment program was developed by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) to help "create a food system that encourages innovative and environmentally sustainable ways to produce high-quality, safe, and affordable food, while ensuring that citizens have a voice in how their food is grown." The Food and Environment website provides information about three UCS focus areas: Antibiotic...

http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture
View Resource Urban agriculture garners increased attention across the United States

A food bill for San Francisco http://www.sfbg.com/entry.php?entry_id=3831&catid=4&volume_id=254&issue_id=301&volume_num=41&issue_num=37 Urban Agriculture for Sustainable Development http://www.idrc.ca/en/ev-95297-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html Food for the Cities [pdf] http://www.fao.org/fcit/index_en.asp Urban Agriculture...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2007/0615
View Resource The Global Crop Diversity Trust

Amidst the backdrop of climate change and staggering world population growth, many agronomists, scientists, and government leaders are concerned about both food security and availability. The Global Crop Diversity Trust is intimately concerned with such matters, and their primary goal is to maintain and preserve crop diversity through a variety of creative and innovative techniques. Visitors can...

https://www.croptrust.org/
View Resource Rising food prices raise questions about both food security and political unrest

Price of rice continues record surge http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/bustech/story.html?id=c97f90bd-a2f5-40ac-a13c-b1816d7ef63e US government ready to export rice to Philippines http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2008/apr/10/yehey/top_stories/20080410top2.html Poor Thai farmers guard their fields as rice prices...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2008/0411
View Resource Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy

"The purpose of the Institute for Food and Development Policy - Food First - is to eliminate the injustices that cause hunger." This is the Food First's mission statement, and to find out exactly what Food First is doing to surmount the problem of hunger, visitors should take a look at "Programs" found on the menu on the left side of the page. They have a three-pronged approach composed of the...

https://foodfirst.org/
View Resource After the passing of Norman Borlaug, commentators offer assessments on his legacy and work

Our View: Learn from the legacy of Iowa's Norman Borlaug http://www.press-citizen.com/article/20090915/OPINION03/909150303/Our-View---Learn-from-the-legacy-of-Iowa-s-Norman-Borlaug Norman Borlaug Obituary http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/science-obituaries/6183951/Norman-Borlaug.html Norman Borlaug:...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2009/0918
View Resource Rodale Institute

J.I. Rodale was into organic farming for many decades before it became a bit more "hip". The Rodale Institute has been doing research on organic farming versus conventional farming for over 60 years, and their website is aimed at farmers, gardeners, and the general public alike. The "New Farm" link is the online incarnation of their print publication that has been providing "farmer-to-farmer...

https://rodaleinstitute.org/
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