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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