Recommended Links to the World of Herbs
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American Dietetic Association - http://www.eatright.org/
Mission: The American Dietetic Association promotes optimal nutrition and well being for all people by advocating for its members.
Vision: ADA members are the leading source of food and nutrition services.
AJCN - American Journal of Clinical Nutrition Online - http://www.ajcn.org/
American Nutraceutical Association - http://www.americanutra.com
The American Nutraceutical Association was established in 1997 by members
of the health care delivery system, in cooperation with consumers and
nutraceutical manufacturers, to develop and provide educational materials
and continuing education programs for health care professionals and
consumers on nutraceutical technology and science.
Codex Alimentarius - http://waffle.nal.usda.gov/agdb/codexali.html
Data system which provides information on food standards for pesticides, commodities, and pesticide/commodity combinations. Topics covered include: Pesticide residues in food; Residues of veterinary drugs in foods; Foods for special dietary uses, including food for infants and children; Processed and quick frozen fruits and vegetables; Tropical fresh fruits and vegetables; Fruit juices and related products; Cereals, pulses, legumes, and derived products and vegetable proteins; Fats, oils, and related products; Meat and meat products, including soups and broths; Sugars, cocoa products, and chocolate and miscellaneous products; and Methods of analysis and sampling.
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) - http://www.crnusa.org/
The Council for Responsible Nutrition is dedicated to helping to reduce health care costs and enhancing the public's health through good nutrition, including the appropriate use of dietary supplements. To fulfill this mission, CRN supports a science-based environment for the responsible marketing of dietary supplement products and provides its member companies with legislative guidance, regulatory interpretation, scientific information on supplement benefits and safety issues, and communications expertise.
Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) - http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/index.html
The Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) is located at the
National Agricultural Library (NAL), part of the U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA) and the Agricultural Research Service (ARS). FNIC
is supported in part by a Cooperative Agreement with the University
of Maryland's Department of Nutrition and Food Science in the College
of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals Is the science there? (article by by Mary Mulry, Ph.D.) - http://www.healthwellexchange.com/nutritionsciencenews/nsn_backs/Jul_00/funct_foods.cfm
Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals -Food Bureau Market and Industry Services Branch - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - http://www.agr.ca/food/nff/industry.html
The Food Bureau uses its sectoral and industry knowledge and expertise
in support of MISB's three lines of business, namely Market Access,
Market Development and Investment to address the adequacy of supply
to meet prospective demand by:
Functional Foods for Health - http://www.ag.uiuc.edu/~ffh/ffh.html
Functional Foods for Health, a joint program of the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is dedicated to the improvement of human health through multi-disciplinary research, education, and communication focused on the identification of safe and efficacious foods and other physiologically active natural products which may reduce chronic disease risk or promote optimal health.
Functional foods -- Position of ADA - http://www.eatright.org/adap1099.html
Functional Foods: Their Role in Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (article) - http://www.nutriwatch.org/04Foods/ff.html
International Food Information Council Foundation, information on Functional Foods - http://ific.org/food/functional.vtml
IFIC¹s purpose is to bridge the gap between science and communications by collecting and disseminating scientific information on food safety, nutrition and health and by working with an extensive roster of scientific experts to help translate research into understandable and useful information for opinion leaders and ultimately, consumers. These groups find the IFIC reservoir of science and health data a valuable and easily accessed resource.
MedicinalFoodNews.com - http://www.medicinalfoodnews.com/
A web magazine about food that promotes and improves health.
National Center For Food Safety and Technology (NCFST) - http://www.iit.edu/~ncfs/
The National Center For Food Safety and Technology (NCFST) is a unique
research consortium composed of scientists from academia, the Food and
Drug Administration, and food related industries. The NCFST provides
a neutral ground where industry, academia and government scientists
can pool their scientific expertise and institutional perspectives to
address food safety issues in a proactive and creative manner. The program
at the NCFST consists of two components, research and outreach, with
governance and policy determined by anOversight Advisory Committee composed
of FDA, academic and industry members.
NNFA - National Nutritional Foods Association - http://www.nnfa.org
The National Nutritional Foods Association, founded in 1936, represents the interests of some 3,000 retailers and 1,000 manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of health foods, dietary supplements, natural ingredient cosmetics and other natural products. The NNFA is the heart of a growing, vital industry committed to health, well-being, and a sustainable environment. NNFA promotes and protects the unique values and shared interests of retailers, and suppliers in the natural nutritional foods and products industry.
Nutrient Data Laboratory (NDL) - http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/index.html
The Nutrient Data Laboratory (NDL) is one of seven units in the Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center (BHNRC) of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS). NDL and its predecessor organizations in USDA have been compiling and developing food composition databases for over a century. NDL has an interdisciplinary staff composed of nutritionists, dietitians, food technologists, and computer specialists.
SCEIFF-The Swedish Center of Excellence and Innovation in Functional Foods - http://www.functionalfoods.nu/dyndefaultframe.asp
This website is Sweden's leading on-line functional foods community for researchers in industry and Academia, consumers organizations, authorities, politicians and venture capital enterprises, providing online access to scientific databases, news alerts and other information services to 800 registered users.
Tufts University Nutrition Navigator - http://navigator.tufts.edu/
The Tufts University Nutrition Navigator is the first online rating and review guide that solves the two major problems Web users have when seeking nutrition information: how to quickly find information best suited to their needs and whether to trust the information they find there. The Tufts University Nutrition Navigator is designed to help you sort through the large volume of nutrition information on the Internet and find accurate, useful nutrition information you can trust.
www.FoodSafety.gov - gateway to government food safety information
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