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Agricultural Research and Productivity - Provides information on new technologies and their effect on economic growth [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Economic Research Service (ERS)]

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Biotechnology - Key Topic (ERS) - This topic includes research on biotechnology in crops and livestock production. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Economic Research Service (ERS)]

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Center for Advanced Processing and Packaging Studies (CAPPS) - Provides leadership and coordination for advanced processing and packaging research [U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC)]

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) - Information on food safety and cosmetic drugs [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA)]

Chemistry Portal - From the food we eat and the pharmaceuticals doctors prescribe to the paints and fuel additives we use, NIST develops the technology, measurement methods, and standards to address the needs of the chemical industry. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Various laboratories]

Color Additives - An information site with links to background on the Food and Drug Administration's regulation of colors added to foods, drugs, cosmetics, and other consumer products [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA)]

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Dietary Guidelines for Americans - The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are the cornerstone of Federal nutrition policy and nutrition education activities. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)]

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FishWatch - U.S. Seafood Facts - FishWatch is designed to help you identify the status of fishery stocks and understand the management and science requirements involved with building and maintaining sustainable fisheries. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service]

Food Irradiation - Key Topics (ERS) - Exposing meat and poultry to ionizing irradiation can control many foodborne pathogens. This key topic provides both benefit and cost analyses of meat and poultry products. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Economic Research Service (ERS)]

Food Safety Actions Briefing Room (ERS) - Examines the costs of regulatory compliance and private food safety investments. Includes assessments of the types of technologies adopted and the incentives for making food safety investments. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Economic Research Service (ERS)]

Foodborne Illness & Contaminants - Explains the Food and Drug Administration's policies regarding food contaminants and adulteration [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA)]

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Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) - Explains the Food and Drug Administration's food safety program that helps prevent foodborne illnesses by applying science-based controls from raw material to finished product [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)]

How do fortunes get inside of fortune cookies? - Fun Science Facts from the Library of Congress [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

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Is a Coconut a Fruit, Nut or Seed? - Everyday Mysteries, Fun Science Facts from the Library of Congress [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

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Jamie Whitten Delta States Research Center - Expertise in agricultural practices and research on agricultural problems of the mid-south states of the US [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

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Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food - Information to connect consumers with local producers in efforts to start a national conversation about the importance of understanding where your food comes from and how it gets to your plate [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)]

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Nanotechnology Portal - The nanotechnology-related research conducted in NIST's laboratories develops measurements, standards, and data crucial to a wide range of industries and federal agencies, from the development of advanced spectroscopic methods needed to increase efficiency in advanced photovoltaics, to the development of the standard reference materials and data necessary to accurately quantify and measure the presence and impact of nanomaterials in the environment. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Various laboratories]

National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR) - Invents new uses of agricultural commodities for industrial and food products and develops new technology to improve environmental quality [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) Catalogue of Surveillance Systems - A catalogue of existing surveillance systems that contain data relevant to childhood obesity research, with local, state, and national systems data at multiple levels [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)]

Nutrition Evidence Library (NEL) - Contains evidence based systematic reviews on food and nutrition-related science topics, including those found in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Report [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)]

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Olfaction: The Sense of Smell - Science Tracer Bullet - Science Tracer Bullet Series - Finding Guide from the Library of Congress [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

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Qualified Health Claims - Explains the FDA's process for providing qualified health claims for food packages [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA)]

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Record Group 221: Records of the Rural Utilities Service, 1934 - 1973 - National Archives' Archival Research Catalog description for Record Group 221: Records of the Rural Utilities Service, 1934 - 1973 [U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)]

Record Group 253: Records of the Petroleum Administration for War, 1935 - 1948 - National Archives' Archival Research Catalog description for Record Group 253: Records of the Petroleum Administration for War, 1935 - 1948 [U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)]

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Science & Research - A portal of information on the various science-based activities at the FDA [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA)]

Science Reference Service - Web site for Science Reference at the Library of Congress [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

Science Tracer Bullets - research guides that help you locate information on science and technology subjects. With brief introductions to the topics, lists of resources and strategies for finding more, they help you to stay on target. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

Southern Regional Research Center - General research objectives include achieving maximum use of agricultural products for domestic markets and export, developing new uses and processes for farm products and means for promoting optimum human health and well-being through improved nutrition, promoting product safety and quality, and developing effective control technologies for the Formosan subterranean termite. [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS)]

Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) - NIST supports accurate and compatible measurements by certifying and providing over 1300 Standard Reference Materials® with well-characterized composition or properties, or both. These materials are used to perform instrument calibrations in units as part of overall quality assurance programs, to verify the accuracy of specific measurements and to support the development of new measurement methods. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Various laboratories]

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The History of Household Technology with Constance Carter - Webcast presentation by Constance Carter, Head of the Science Reference Section of the Library of Congress, on the history of household technolgoy, with pictures and artifacts from the Library of Congress. Journeys and Crossings Series of Webcasts. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]