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View Resource Food Policy Institute at Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station

Established as a research unit of Rutgers University, the Food Policy Institute is interested in "supporting public and private decision makers who shape aspects of the food system within which government, agriculture, industry and the consumer interact." Interested parties can get the basic sense of what the Institute does on a regular basis by looking over the short introductory essay in the...

View Resource International Food Policy Research Institute

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is dedicated to identifying and analyzing "policies for sustainably meeting the food needs of the developing world." IFPRI's research interests include economic growth and the alleviation of poverty in developing countries, improving the well-being of poor people, and management of natural resources instrumental in the support of...

View Resource Handbook for Defining and Setting up a Food Security Information and Early Warning System

In March 2001, the Economic and Social Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations released this 135-page document. The handbook focuses on the Food Security Information and Early Warning System (FSIEWS), and includes treatment of the system's structure, advantages, and didactic approach. A FSIEWS "relies on existing monitoring systems for information on the...

View Resource Out of Balance: Marketing of Soda, Candy, Snacks and Fast Foods Drowns Out Healthful Messages

Despite the best intentions of many public health educators and concerned parents, the obesity problem in the United States continues to grow. A number of organizations have been interested in looking at the role of advertising as a part of this process, and this particular 31-page report on the subject will be of interest to many. Jointly published by the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network and...

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