Food Security

Small grains in the palm of hands (Copyright IStock).
The availability of an adequate, nutritious food supply worldwide is basic to sustaining future generations and to sustainable agriculture. We must work to understand the complex relationships among farming practices, policy, environment, diet and human health.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Background information on the Food Quality Protection Act's (FQPA) provisions, discussion of some of the specific issues raised by the act, and links to the FQPA (Public Law 104-170 (1996)) and sources of related information.

USDA. Agricultural Marketing Service.

National pesticide residue database that documents pesticide residues on agricultural commodities in the U.S. food supply, with an emphasis on those commodities highly consumed by infants and children.

USDA. NAL. Food Safety Research Information Office

Data and reports on contamination and pesticide residues on food products.

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Links to information and resources on hunger and food security by topic: General Information; Children and Hunger; Databases; Hunger Relief Organizations; Research and Reports, and Resources for Healthcare Professionals.

Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School.

Report providing basic information on resilience thinking and policy tools for strengthening the resilience of food systems to extreme weather events.

Vermont Law School. Center for Agriculture and Food Systems.

Policy database, case studies, webinars, and additional resources to support the development of sustainable and equitable local food systems.

The State University of New York. University at Buffalo.

Resources, including a collection of publications, to support the creation and implementation of plans and policies that enable the growth of economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable community food systems.