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
- Berkeley Media Studies Group
Terrific resource for research and advocacy for using media to promote public health policies.
- Bittman's blog
The New York Times food writer always has something interesting to say.
- California Center for Public Health Advocacy
Advocates to reduce childhood obesity. Organizes Kick the Can! Specializes in grassroots advocacy.
- 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
- Class action lawsuits
Bill Marler, a lawyer who has handled food safety cases for years, writes a blog on current food safety scandals.
Here’s how to contact your congressional representatives
- Cook for America–Kate Adamick
Kate Adamick is my go-to school food guru. Here’s why.
- David Katz, MD
Dr. Katz’s thoughtful comments about many issues in nutrition and health. Click on Articles.
- Dietitians for Professional Integrity
Andy Bellatti runs this site to encourage the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics to end its conflicts of interest with food companies
- Eat, Drink, Politics, Michele Simon's blog
- Environmental Working Group
Reports on pesticides and toxic contaminants in food
- FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
What the FDA does about food (as opposed to drugs and devices)
- Food and Water Watch
Advocates for public control of food and water
- Food Policy Action
Advocates for food and agriculture policy; holds legislators accountable for how they vote on food and ag issues
- Food Tank's Good Food Guide
This lets you search hundreds of organizations working on food issues by state and topic.
- Grist on food
Tom Philpott writes about an especially interesting range of food topics.
- Healthy Food America
Advocates for changes in food and agriculture policy
- 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.
- Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State
Alternatives to industrial agriculture
- 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.
- NYC Food Policy Center at Hunter
Focuses on evidence-based approaches to preventing diet-related diseases and promoting food security.
- 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.
- Prevention Institute
Research, practice, analysis, and training to support healthy food and activity environments.
- Rudd Center at U. Connecticut
The Center produces 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
- The Climate Project
Everything you want to know about reversing climate change.
- 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