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20 Questions on Genetically Modified Foods

20 Questions on Genetically Modified Foods

The World Health Organization answers the top twenty questions about genetically modified (GM) foods. This resource provides information about what GM foods are, why they are produced, how they are regulated, and potential effects on humans and the environment. This resource offers an excellent introduction to GM foods, as well as links to more in- …
Subject: Science & Technology–Agriculture & Aquaculture; Health & Medical Sciences–Public Health

Online Exhibits – Harvest Tales, Home – Kansas Historical Society

Online Exhibits – Harvest Tales, Home – Kansas Historical Society

This website has links to harvest tales from almost every county in Kansas. People remember everything from encountering rattlesnakes among the wheat to the anxiety of wondering if a harvest would be financially successful enough to carry the farm through the winter. There are also links to photographs.
Subject: Science & Technology–Agriculture & Aquaculture; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–United States History By Region–West North Central States (Midwest)

Organic Trade Association: Organic Facts

Organic Trade Association: Organic Facts

Provides a comprehensive listing of organic facts including a definition of organic, information on genetic engineering and the use of antibiotics in agriculture. The Organic Trade Association promotes organic products, advocates for organic standards and supports scientific research into the environmental and nutritional impacts of organic product …
Subject: Science & Technology–Agriculture & Aquaculture; Health & Medical Sciences–Nutrition & Diet–Nutrition

The Mayo Clinic – Organic foods: Are they safer? More nutritious?

The Mayo Clinic – Organic foods: Are they safer? More nutritious?

The famed Mayo Clinic provides numerous articles on nutrition and healthy eating. Here, “Learn the difference between organic foods and their traditionally grown counterparts.”
Subject: Science & Technology–Agriculture & Aquaculture; Entertainment & Leisure–Food; Health & Medical Sciences–Nutrition & Diet

Virtual Nebraska

Virtual Nebraska

Where Nebraska’s past meets its future! Read about Nebraska history with Our Towns, a “compilation of histories of all incorporated municipalities in the state”, and learn more about the role of space data “to stimulate and challenge K-12 students to acquire and use scientific, mathematical, and other skills.”
Subject: Reference–Geography–Maps & Atlases; Science & Technology–Agriculture & Aquaculture; Science & Technology–Environmental Sciences & Ecology; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–United States History By Region–West North Central States (Midwest)

Land Use History of the Colorado Plateau

Land Use History of the Colorado Plateau

Environmental history; summary of a vast body of research from multiple disciplines in an easily accessible format.
Subject: Science & Technology–Agriculture & Aquaculture; Reference–Geography; Regional & Country Information–North Americ–United States–Mountain States (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming); Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–Native American History; Science & Technology–Environmental Sciences & Ecology; Science & Technology–Earth Sciences–Geosciences (Geology & Geophysics); Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–United States History By Region–Mountain States (Western); Social Sciences–Archaeology; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Science–Earth Sciences; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Geography; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–History

University of Minnesota Extension

University of Minnesota Extension

University resources on topics of interest to the general public. Includes sections on: Agriculture, Community, Environment, Family, Garden and Youth.
Subject: Science & Technology–Agriculture & Aquaculture; Science & Technology–Environmental Sciences & Ecology; Social Sciences–Social Issues And Social Welfare–Parenting & Family Life

Discovering Tea

Discovering Tea

Provides information on tea and tea production in China, India, Nepal, Taiwan, Japan, and Sri Lanka.
Subject: Science & Technology–Agriculture & Aquaculture; Entertainment & Leisure–Food–Drink; Entertainment & Leisure Blogs–Cooking & Recipe Blogs

FAOSTAT Statistics Database

FAOSTAT Statistics Database

“FAOSTAT is an on-line and multilingual database currently containing over 1 million time-series records covering international statistics in the following areas: production, trade, food balance sheets, food aid shipments, fertilizer and pesticides, land use and irrigation, forest products, fishery products, population, and agricultural machinery.”
Subject: Science & Technology–Agriculture & Aquaculture; Business & Economics–Economics; Business & Economics–Statistics

The Encyclopedia of Earth

The Encyclopedia of Earth

A comprehensive, authoritative, and thorough resource all about our Earth and relationship to it. Articles written by experts and scholars
Subject: Science & Technology–Agriculture & Aquaculture; Science & Technology–Earth Sciences; Science & Technology–Environmental Sciences & Ecology; Science & Technology–Physics; Science & Technology–Life Sciences–Zoology; Reference–Encyclopedias; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Science–Earth Sciences; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Science–Physics; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Science–Biology–Zoology (Animal Biology)

California Department of Food and Agriculture

California Department of Food and Agriculture

This site has everything you need to know about farming and agriculture in California. Contains California-specific information about trade, insects and pests, fairs and expositions, and much more.
Subject: Science & Technology–Agriculture & Aquaculture; Science & Technology–Environmental Sciences & Ecology

UCBiotech

UCBiotech

This site is sponsored by the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. It contains news and general information about biotechnology. It also includes a database of 1000 scientific publications for researchers and educational resources for teachers.
Subject: Science & Technology–Life Sciences–Biotechnology; Science & Technology–Agriculture & Aquaculture

Alberta Barley Commission

Alberta Barley Commission

Sponsored by Canada’s Alberta Barley Commission, this website provides extensive information about barley and the grain’s uses, along with professional resources for farmers and researchers. The Commission “enables Alberta farmers to invest in positive initiatives that promote a vibrant barley industry”; growers can access information about market …
Subject: Science & Technology–Agriculture & Aquaculture; Business & Economics–Agribusiness

USDA Agriculture Fact Book

USDA Agriculture Fact Book

“The Agriculture Fact Book is a handy reference tool that offers information about U.S. Agriculture and describes all USDA programs. It also provides useful information about food safety, nutrition, rural issues, research, education, and natural resources.” The most recent Fact Book, as well as previous Fact Books, can be viewed online or downloade …
Subject: Science & Technology–Agriculture & Aquaculture

USDA Foreign Agriculture Service

USDA Foreign Agriculture Service

Official site of the Foreign Agricultural Service, a division of the US Department of Agriculture. FAS works to improve foreign market access for U.S. products, and operates programs designed to build new markets and improve the competitive position of U.S. agriculture in the global marketplace.
Subject: Science & Technology–Agriculture & Aquaculture; Business & Economics–Agribusiness

National Agricultural Statistics Service

National Agricultural Statistics Service

Compiles statistics about all aspects of US agriculture, including production and supplies of food and fiber, prices paid and received by farmers, and farm labor and wages. Conducts and publishes the Census of Agriculture every five years.
Subject: Regional & Country Information–North America–United States; Science & Technology–Agriculture & Aquaculture; Business & Economics–Agribusiness

Amber Waves

Amber Waves

Flagship magazine for the Economic Research Service (ERS), the main source of economic information and research from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Their mission is to inform and enhance public and private decisionmaking on economic and policy issues related to agriculture, food, natural resources, and rural development. Amber Waves is publish …
Subject: Regional & Country Information–North America–United States; Science & Technology–Agriculture & Aquaculture; Business & Economics–Agribusiness; Health & Medical Sciences–Nutrition & Diet

U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Department of Agriculture

This official site of the U.S. Department of Agriculture provides Department information as well as resources organized by audience and subject. Links to agencies within the USDA are helpful as well as links to USDA Publications, such as the Agricultural Fact Book. It also contains information on the Department, such as services and news. Users c …
Subject: Regional & Country Information–North America–United States; Science & Technology–Agriculture & Aquaculture; Law, Government And Political Science–Executive Branch–Departments; Business & Economics–Agribusiness

Gerald Gardner: The History of Wicca

Gerald Gardner: The History of Wicca

Witchcraft Today proved to be the first nonfiction book on Wicca ever published, and its author, Gerald Gardner, is debatably the first to ever practice Wicca in a recognizably modern form…. This website has been built to address… questions surrounding Gardner’s life. I’ve been collecting information on Gardner since 1997, and I am abou …
Subject: Reference–Biographies; Arts & Humanities–Religion & Theology–Leading Figures; Arts & Humanities–Religion & Theology–Faiths & Denominations–Pagan, Wiccan & New Age

Biotechnology in Food and Agriculture

Biotechnology in Food and Agriculture

“This website contains a range of features that may be of value to anyone interested in the role and impact of biotechnology in food and agriculture. These features include: FAO Statement on Biotechnology; An overview of FAO’s activities in this area, which include providing advice and assistance to Member Countries, disseminating information and m …
Subject: Science & Technology–Life Sciences–Biotechnology; Science & Technology–Agriculture & Aquaculture

Farm and Country

Farm and Country

“Farm and Country: Ontario’s Commercial Farmer Trade Journal. When commercial farmers want to know what affects their bottom line, they read Farm & Country. We’ve been publishing for 30 years. Our unique blend ofeconomic, political, technical and management stories provides a balanced up-to-date source of information, 15 times a year, for 55,000 s …
Subject: Science & Technology–Agriculture & Aquaculture

AmberWaves: The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Recources, and Rural America

AmberWaves: The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Recources, and Rural America

“The main source of USDA’s farm and food price forecasts,” the online edition of the magazine “emphasizes the short-term outlook for all major areas of the agricultural economy. It also presents long-term analyses of such issues as U.S. agricultural policy, trade forecasts and export-market development, food safety, the environment, and farm financ …
Subject: Science & Technology–Agriculture & Aquaculture

AgBioForum

AgBioForum

“AgBioForum publishes articles which enhance the on-going dialogue on the economics and management of agricultural biotechnology. The purpose of AgBioForum is to provide unbiased, timely information and new ideas leading to socially responsible and economically efficient decisions in science, public policy and private strategies pertaining to agric …
Subject: Science & Technology–Life Sciences–Biotechnology; Science & Technology–Agriculture & Aquaculture

INVADERS Database System

INVADERS Database System

“The INVADERS Database is a comprehensive database of exotic plant names and weed distribution records for five states in the northwestern United States. The spatial and temporal spread of weeds can be displayed using the historic distribution records in INVADERS. The INVADERS web site contains actual examples of how land management and weed regula …
Subject: Science & Technology–Agriculture & Aquaculture

Agricultural Market Information Virtual Library

Agricultural Market Information Virtual Library

A resource guide for agricultural market information. Includes market prices, outlook reports, quotes, publications, and links. “This guide may be of use to agricultural economists, market information analysts, librarians, and others who are interested in market information. Although the web site concentrates partly on grains, many of the same ref …
Subject: Science & Technology–Agriculture & Aquaculture; Business & Economics–Economics