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.

FoodShare.

Canadian organization that focuses on food security and community food system advocacy and education.

Straus Communications. Beyond Organic.

Pollan is the author of The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. Listen to a radio interview (April 2006) and find related books and articles.

USDA. NAL. Alternative Farming Systems Information Center.

Bibliographic references (from 2000 to 2008) to literature and studies focusing on nutritional qualities of vegetables, fruits and meats produced in organic systems. Continues SRB 2000-03

USDA. NAL. Alternative Farming Systems Information Center.

Bibliographic references to literature and studies that relate directly to food safety issues of food produced from organic agricultural and/or handling practices.

Chefs Collaborative.

National network that promotes sustainable cuisine through local, seasonal and artisanal cooking. Provides tools for running economically healthy, sustainable food service businesses and making environmentally sound purchasing decisions. Site includes a state-by-state guide to members' establishments.

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