|Bon Appétit Management Company Low Carbon Diet Calculator is designed to allow you to compare the relative carbon impacts of your food choices. "Is my lunch causing global warming?" ***|
|Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. FAOSTAT provides time-series and cross sectional data relating to food and agriculture for some 200 countries.|
|USDA PlantsDatabase provides standardized information about the plants of the U.S. and its territories, including names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, threatened and endangered, 30,000 images, crop information, Web links, and references.'|
|Encyclopedia of Life.|
|National Agricultural Library, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture's Agriculture Thesaurus and Glossary, online vocabulary tools of agricultural terms in English and Spanish.|
|USDA Agricultural Research Service. Plant Taxonomic Information of the National Germplasm Information Network (GRIN): All families and genera of vascular plants and over 40,000 species from throughout the world are represented, especially economic plants and their relatives. Information on scientific and common names, classification, distribution, references, and economic impacts are provided.|
|USDA's Agriculture Fact Book 2001-2002. Profiling Food Consumption in America, farm info, etc... ***|
|USDA changes in U.S. food consumption patterns in the last 25 years. Old info to 1996.|
|USDA's Dietary Guidance Portal.|
|There are approximately 3000 different fruits found in the rainforests.|
|Food Timeline was created in response to students, parents and teachers who frequently asked for help locating food history and period recipes at the Morris County Library NJ. Find when and how specific foods became popular. Fun!|
|USDA National Nutrient Database. Lists calories, vitamins, minerals, proteins and more... ***|
|U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Total Diet Study Statistics on Element Results. Information on the trace minerals arsenic, cadmium, iodine, lead, mercury, nickel and more. PDF. ***|
|USDA National Agricultural Library's Food Composition Portal. Lots of resources, links, etc...|
|Nutrition Data- well presented nutritional analysis. Condé Nast Publications. Analyze your recipes for detailed nutrient information and tracking and then save them on site! Info such as nutrient loses due to processing, food comparisons, lots more.|
|Old Ways- Non-profit "food issues think tank" that promotes sound nutrition. Educational activities, conferences and materials about healthy eating, drinking, lifestyle and the traditional pleasures of the table.|
|"perhaps the greatest culprit behind lost nutritional value is simply that old nemesis,
the passage of time. As soon as a vegetable is picked it begins losing nutritional value—and fast.
Leeks, for example, lose over 50% of their total carotene within three days.
A study by Mary Eheart and Dianne Odland showed that even under optimal storage temperatures
green beans lose 60% of their Vitamin C in the first three days after harvest
and lose another third by the end of the fourth day."
”Organic Matters” By Henry Brockman
|USDA's Agricultural Research Service- Pesticide Properties Database provides water quality modelers and managers a list of the pesticide properties most important for predicting the potentials of pesticides to move into ground and surface waters under a range of weather and soil conditions. A compendium of chemical and physical properties of 334 widely used pesticides. Information included in the database focuses on 16 of the most important properties that affect pesticide transport and degradation characteristics.|
|International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS INCHEM) consolidates current, internationally peer-reviewed chemical safety-related publications and database records from international bodies, and posts for public access.|
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