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Web Sites of Relevance to Agri-Food - UK and Ireland

The Agricultural Awareness Trust is a cross-industry body set up to promote an understanding of the vital economic, cultural and environmental role played by agriculture in Irish life

Bord Bia
The Irish Food Board site carries news, information on companies, services and products

British Nutrition Foundation
Site carries nutrition information, details of publications and details of the work of the BNF

Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
News releases; statistics; information on publications etc.

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Site carries organisational details; press releases, information on publications and Dublin wholesale market prices

Food Safety Authority of Ireland
Information about the Authority; consumer advice; research information and industry information

Food Standards Agency
An independent food safety watchdog, set up to protect the public's health and consumer interests in relation to food

Institute of Food Research
IFR undertakes independent research on food and health to promote food safety and industrial innovtion

Institute of Food Science and Technology
IFST is an independent qualifying body for food scientists and technologists

Livestock & Meat Commission for Northern Ireland
Carries a copy of the latest LMC Bulletin and information on the Farm Quality Assurance Scheme

Rothamsted Research
Leading provider of high quality scientific research relevant to plant-based agriculture

The Society of Food Hygiene and Technology
The Society's aim is to promote the production, distribution and sale of safe and wholesome food

Web Sites of Relevance to Agri-Food - Europe

Europa Agriculture
Detailed information on the Directorate-General responsible for agriculture

Leatherhead Food International
The leading food research institute in Europe - the site carries free current information and details of products and services

Web Sites of Relevance to Agri-Food - International

AgNIC (Agriculture Network Information Center)
A US network which provides access to agriculture-related information, subject area experts and other resources

A database of records created by the National Agricultural Library - covers publications and resources on all aspects of agriculture

Agricultural Research Service (US Department of Agriculture)
The main in-house research arm of the US Department of Agriculture. The site contains links to plans and reports and many other items of interest

Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Links to agency information and statistics on agriculture, nutrition, fisheries, forestry and sustainable development

Food Insight
Information on the work of the International Food Information Council; food safety and nutrition information and links to other resources

Food Resource
Site maintained by Oregon State University - links to a large collection of public domain jpeg images of foods as well as links to other food resources and related documents

Food Safety and Inspection Service
The public health agency of USDA reponsible for ensuring the nation's supply of meat, poultry and egg products is safe, correctly labeled and packaged - site carries news and consumer information

Food Science Central
An important information provider for those working in food science, food technology and human nutrition - site carries information on free and commercial products as well as links to guest databases where users can sample priced products
US Government information on all aspects of food safety

International Union of Food Science and Technology
The premier organisation for world food science and technology; it aims to promote co-operation and advances in technology - the site carries a range of news and information

Institute of Food Technologists
Contains the IFT Classified Guide to Food Industry Service as well as information on publications, education, careers and employment

National Agricultural Library
Part of the Agricultural Research Service and a major international source of agricultural information. The Web site provides access to NAL's many resources and a gateway to its associated institutions

United States Department of Agriculture
Carries information on USDA and its many agencies as well as news releases and information on all aspects of the agriculture and food industry

United States Food and Drug Administration
The premier US consumer protection agency - site carries information on foods, human drugs, animal drugs, biologics etc

World Health Organization - Food Safety Page
Links to a wide range of infromation sources on food safety