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by Marion Nestle Links
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.
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
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.
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.
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