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Food Science: Websites

Trusted Websites

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
The FAO is committed to alleviating food insecurity around the world.  Their work supports access to safe, sufficient, and nutritious food.

Institute of Food Technologists - Food Technology Magazine
Read the latest issue in full text.

Local Food Systems
A comprehensive list of websites offering information on sustainable and organic agriculture, urban agriculture, food policy, farmland conservation, and statistics.

What's in Food - provides easy access to vetted food and nutrition information from across the federal government. It serves as a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers.

USDA Agricultural Research Service
Research and pubications on food nutrients, supplements, processing, and more.

U.S. Department of Agriculture
With pages on food safety, nutrition, labeling, dietary guidelines, quality standards, and more.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Food safety, science and research including outbreaks, recalls, and emergencies.

How to evaluate a website


Good in-depth research often involves using information found on the internet.  When using web resources provided by or recommended by your teacher or librarian, you can feel confident that you have credible sources.  When you independently find resources on the internet, it may not be so clear if you are looking at a credible source.  Click HERE for a few tips to help you evaluate websites.