by Marion Nestle
- Agricultural law
Keeps up on national and international farm and agricultural policy in an especially thoughtful way.
- Agriculture and public health: connections
The Center for Liveable Future (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) links research on agriculture to public health.
- American Cancer Society FAQs
Sensible answers to lots of questions about nutrition and health
- Appetite for Profit
Michele Simon comments on food politics.
- Atlantic Monthly food
Corby Kummer edits this online food magazine to which I, and many others, occasionally contribute.
- Center for Ecoliteracy
Good source for guides to creating better school lunches and sustainability
- Center for Science in the Public Interest
Advocates to improve policies in nutrition and health; publishes Nutrition Action Healthletter
- City Fruit
Anything you want to know about growing and finding fruit in urban neighborhoods.
- Class action lawsuits
Bill Marler, a lawyer who has handled food safety cases for years, writes a blog on current food safety scandals.
- Community Food Security Coalition
Coalition of 325 groups advocating for food security in local communities
Here’s how to contact your congressional representatives
A collection of pieces on food and cooking and the interesting people who do it.
- David Katz, MD
Dr. Katz’s thoughtful comments about many issues in nutrition and health. Click on Articles.
- Eating Liberally
Free yourself from the fossil fuel food chain.
- Environmental Working Group
Reports on pesticides and toxic contaminants in food
- Farmers Markets, U.S.
Locates farmers’ markets in communities throughout the U.S.
- FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
What the FDA does about food (as opposed to drugs and devices)
- Food and Drink Examiner
Eric Burkitt writes thoughtfully about food safety and other key issues.
- Food and Water Watch
Advocates for public control of food and water
- Food Times
Links to current news articles about anything having to do with food systems, from agriculture to health.
- Fork and Bottle
Entertaining discussions of everything having to do with food in the Napa Valley.
- Grist on food
Tom Philpott writes about an especially interesting range of food topics.
- Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Reports on issues related to family farms and rural communties
- Integrity in Science Watch
Merrill Goozner of Center for Science in the Public Interest maintains a data base of scientists’ ties to food and other industries.
- Kitchen Kid’s Growing up Gourmet
A blog for kids learning to cook from a cooking school in Los Angeles (it sounds like fun).
- Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State
Alternatives to industrial agriculture
- Local food guides
Want to find locally grown food wherever you are? Here’s how.
- Mark Bittman’s blog
The New York Times food writer always has something interesting to say.
- Meat & Poultry
Easy way to keep up with recalls and industry gossip.
- Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch
Advocates for sustainable fisheries; produces guides to fish choices
Posts job openings in the food and beverage industry.
- Organic Consumers Association
Subscribe to Organic Bytes to keep up with rules, regulations, research, and controversies over organic foods
- Pet Connection
This is the site that tracked the 2007 pet food recalls so diligently. It’s worth reading for intelligent views on the care and feeding of pets.
- Rudd Center at Yale
Kelly Brownell directs this Center, which is devoted to producing first-class research on obesity prevention.
- School food: Chef Bobo
Manhattan’s Calhoun School runs an exemplary school lunch program, thanks to Chef Bobo. Here’s how he pulls off this miracle.
- Slow Food
Promotes good, clean, fair (slow) food
- Small Bites
Andy Bellatti answers a long list of questions about nutrition
- The Climate Project
Everything you want to know about reversing climate change.
- The Ethicurean
Good source for current media accounts of food issues
- U.S. Food Policy (Parke Wilde)
U.S. food policy and economics from a public interest perspective.
- USDA Briefing Rooms
Short summaries of information on U.S. agriculture
- USDA Food Availability Data
Per capita data on availability (production, less exports, plus imports) of foods and commodities
- USDA Tables of Food Composition
Authoritative source for nutrient composition of food
- Wild Green Yonder
A blog about grassroots urban sustainability, alternative economics, and ecological design.