Almonds Are In! is provided by the Almond Board of California which strives to expand the almond market, fund research and archive almond industry statistics. This comprehensive website provides information about the almond industry, nutritional information, information for schools and manufacturers, and almond recipes.
The Alternative Farming Systems Information Center provides a directory of publications, databases, and educational resources about sustainable agriculture.
The American Association of Candy Technologists is a professional coalition of technologists, operations personnel, educators, students, and business staff committed to promoting the confectionery industry.
The American Mushroom Institute is a national voluntary trade association that serves the interests of the growers, processors and marketers of cultivated mushrooms in the U.S. as well as international suppliers.
The American Oil Chemists Society is a global forum that advocates the exchange of ideas, information and experience and dispenses high standards of quality to science and technology professionals interested in fats, oils, surfactants and related materials.
The American Sugar Beet Growers Association is a group of sugar beet growers interested in furthering state and regional beet grower associations through legislative and international representation and public relations.
Corporations and Health Watch works to assess the impact of corporate practices on population health and to inform public health policies and practices that can reduce the harm from such practices. The group serves as a valuable resource for activists, researchers, health professionals, policy makers and others to change corporate practices that harm health.
The Donella Meadows Institute provides services, tools, and workshops to encourage and implement “systems thinking” and “organizational learning” to sustainability efforts.
The FAO is an agency within the United Nations with its main aim the defeat of hunger in both developing and developed countries. The FAO provides a forum for debate and negotiation of food policy and supplies information and statistics about agriculture worldwide. From the main page there is a section entitled “Economics, Nutrition, Food Safety and Statistics.”
The Food and Agricultural Policy and Research Institute promotes effective agricultural policy using comprehensive analytical systems. These systems examine how the food and agricultural industries affect the economy and the environment and are reviewed by academic, government and industry experts.
The Food Climate Research Network is a UK research council-funded initiative. It works to research & promote ways of achieving absolute reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the whole UK food chain.
Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future aims to promote research and to develop and communicate information about the complex interrelationships among diet, food production, environment and human health; to advance an ecological perspective in reducing threats to the health of the public; and to promote policies that protect health, the global environment and the ability to sustain life for future generations.
This website provides information to educate the public on the importance of a sustainable food and agriculture system that is economically viable, environmentally sound, socially just, and humane. The NCSA also works toward identifying problems and working towards solutions as well as supporting grassroots initiatives.
SARE is part of USDA’s Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service. The organization aims to advance environmentally-sound farming systems through grants for sustainable agriculture research and education projects.
The Association for Dressings and Sauces works for the interest of manufacturers, suppliers and consumers of salad dressing and condiment sauces through a number of boards and committees.
This website details sustainable farming and related topics such as organic farming, conservation, and pollution.
The Food Industry at the University of Minnesota comprises scholars, faculty, and food industry leaders and studies and provides information about processes within the food industry and how the food industry serves its consumers. The center works to produce research about the food industry, educate industry leaders as well as the public, and foster collaboration between industry representatives, policy makers and the University populace. The website provides publications and research conducted at the center as well as relevant links.
The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy is an organization that supports farmers, fair and sustainable food production, and healthy food systems. IATP also strives to promote healthy, humane and environmentally friendly global trade agreements and domestic farm and food policies.
The National Agricultural Law Center is an independent agricultural law research and information institute funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture which focuses on national and international agricultural food law.
The Yale Sustainable Food Project is a joint endeavor of Yale University Dining Services, students, faculty and administrators. The project seeks to further knowledge about what we eat and how it is produced while emphasizing the pleasure of growing, cooking and sharing food. The Sustainable Food Project hopes to serve as a model for sustainable food service programs throughout the world.
This website gives a general overview of the practice and policies of sustainable agriculture.
U.S. Food Policy is a blog that discusses U.S. food policy and economics from a public interest perspective.
The food industry perspective is represented in a variety of ways on the internet. There is information on specific food products and on which companies are owned by others. This can be obtained from company websites (www.pepsico.com, www.cocacola.com, www.kraft.com, and www.mcdonalds.com are examples). The large agribusiness companies also have their own websites (www.admworld.com, www.cargill.com, www.conagra.com, and www.monsanto.com are examples).
Some trade associations represent large segments of the food industry, such as the Grocery Manufactures of America and the National Restaurant Association. Others represent groups of businesses selling similar products, such as the American Beverage Association, which represents Coca Cola, PepsiCo, Cadbury Schweppes, and others. Finally, still other trade organizations represent many smaller components of the food industry. Examples of each type are listed below:
|American Baker's Association||http://www.americanbakers.org|
|American Beverage Association||http://www.ameribev.org|
|American Cheese Society||http://www.cheesesociety.org|
|American Dairy Association||http://www.ilovecheese.com|
|American Egg Board||http://www.aeb.org|
|American Feed Industry Association||http://www.afia.org|
|American Frozen Food Institute||http://www.affi.org|
|American Meat Institute||http://www.meatami.com|
|American Seed Trade Association||http://www.amseed.com|
|American Sheep Industry Association||http://www.sheepusa.org|
|American Soybean Association||http://www.soygrowers.com|
|American Spice Trade Association||http://www.astaspice.org|
|American Wholesale Marketers Assn.||http://www.awmanet.org|
|California Fig Advisory Board||http://www.californiafigs.com|
|Chocolate Manufacturers Association||http://www.chocolateusa.org|
|Corn Refiners Association||http://www.corn.org|
|Food Marketing Institute||http://www.fmi.org|
|Grocery Manufacturers Association||http://gmabrands.com|
|International Bottled Water Association||http://www.bottledwater.org|
|International Cocoa Organization||http://www.icco.org|
|International Confectionery Association||http://www.international-confectionery.com|
|International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Assn.||http://www.iddba.org|
|International Dairy Foods Assn.||http://www.idfa.org|
|International Natural Sausage Casing Assn.||http://www.insca.org|
|International Sugar Organization||http://www.sugaronline.com|
|Irish Food Board||http://www.bordbia.ie|
|Maine Lobster Promotional Council||http://www.mainelobsterpromo.com|
|National Association of Wheat Growers||http://www.wheatworld.org|
|National Cattlemen’s Beef Assn.||http://www.beef.org|
|National Confectioners Association||http://www.candyusa.org|
|National Corn Growers Association||http://www.ncga.com|
|National Dairy Council||http://www.nationaldairycouncil.org|
|National Fisheries Institute||http://www.aboutseafood.com/|
|National Growers Association||http://www.nationalgrocers.org|
|National Meat Association||http://www.nmaonline.org|
|National Pasta Association||http://www.ilovepasta.org|
|National Pork Board||http://www.otherwhitemeat.com|
|National Pork Producers Council||http://www.nppc.org|
|National Renderers Association||http://www.renderers.org|
|National Restaurant Association||http://www.restaurant.org|
|National Turkey Federation||http://www.eatturkey.com|
|North American Meat Processors Assn.||http://www.namp.com|
|North American Millers' Association||http://www.namamillers.org|
|Organic Trade Association||http://www.ota.com|
|Peanut & Tree Nut Processors Assn.||http://www.ptnpa.org|
|Produce Marketing Association||http://www.pma.com|
|Refrigerated Foods Association||http://www.refrigeratedfoods.org|
|Retail Confectioners International||http://www.retailconfectioners.org/|
|Retail Bakers of America||http://www.rbanet.com|
|Rice Producers Association||http://www.usriceproducers.com|
|Snack Food Association||http://www.sfa.org|
|Texas Beef Council||http://www.txbeef.org|
|United Fresh Produce Association||http://www.uffva.org|
|United States Potato Board||http://www.uspotatoes.com|
|USA Dry Peas, Lentils, and Chickpeas||http://www.pea-lentil.com|
|USA Poultry & Egg Export Council||http://www.usapeec.org|
|US Meat Export Federation||http://www.usmef.org|
|US Poultry & Egg Association||http://www.poultryegg.org|
|Washington Apple Commission||http://www.bestapples.com|
|Wheat Foods Council||http://www.wheatfoods.org|
|Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board||http://www.wisdairy.com|