Food production and F Guide - Resources and Review

Includes a set of facts sheets on all aspects of UK farming intended for teachers at all levels. Topics include animal genetics and biotechnology, beef cereals, crop production, diversification, livestock, grass, horticulture, oilseeds, pigs, plant breeding, potatoes, poultry and sheep.
Report offering an overview of current agricultural conditions within the UN, and any impact resulting from the overall economic environment. Also explores the socio
economic impact of agricultural modernisation, food and nutrition security, developing countries' productivity, and the role of political economy in the alleviation of poverty and food insecurity.
Bakery resource including classified advertisements, articles, bakery buyer's guide, magazine, news, associations, industry data, product line and company information. Free registration required.
Provides an overview of the 1997 US economy, information on price spreads for selected foods, food industry costs, profits, and productivity, food spending in relation to income and as a proportion of income, and a special article: Historical Changes in CPI
(Consumer Price Index) Food Weights. The full text is available in PDF format.
Regular FAO report, which asserts that many poor countries have seen their prospects for food security further improve because of their success in creating a policy environment conducive to sustained economic and agricultural growth. Although economic and food security problems remain serious in Africa, there are improvements in many areas, while a number of countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have seen a good performance of the agricultural sector. The report includes regional overviews, detailed reviews of certain countries, and a special chapter on the agroprocessing industry. Online reports available for 1994, 1995, 1997 and 1998.
A summary of the meaning and derivation of numerous animal substances.
Range of information about packaging in the food industry. Topics include environmental issues, legislation and research.
The SARI (Satellite Assessment of Rice in Indonesia) programme monitors and forecasts rice production in Indonesia. There are details of the project and examples of the technology used.
A series of publications containing information on individual fruits, including botanical identification, plant description and culture notes, and characteristics of cultivars. The information is derived from growers experience based largely on California research, as well as various published sources.
Information on Chinese food and culture including a guide to common ingredients, recipes, and articles.
Newsletter publicising events, presenting articles on insects affecting fruit crops, and offering data on pheromone trap counts and plant pathology.
Collection of publications, reports, databases and mailing lists concerned with food production, trade and consumption. Uses maps, satellite images, population data, and information on food shortages, crop prospects, current and present agricultural situations and weather conditions to assess productivity throughout the world. Available in English, French and Spanish.
Information about the food and drink industry including details of key companies, recent developments, and culinary trends around the world.
Information on the history of the Japanese delicacy, pointers on sushi etiquette, answers to frequently asked questions, and a selection of recipes. Also offers advice on eating sushi while pregnant.
Full text book detailing a host of exotic fruits including the date, pineapple, soursop, loquat, tamarind, tangelo, madarin lime, nance, cashew apple, and carissa. Offers a description of each, together with details of origin, distribution, pollination, climate, soil, propagation, varieties, season, harvesting and yield, quality, pests and diseases, food uses, and toxicity.
Bibliography with abstracts relating to the effects of climate change on rice production in Asia.
Provides access to information on genetically modified food, which includes UK and worldwide press releases, foodstuffs connected to GM research, companies and their policies towards the production and sale of GM foods, as well as a list of those who promote GM food production. Information on the implications of such production and E. Coli issues are also available.
Web site of the UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF) offering industry news and market information. Also provides access to numerous FDF publications and reports pertaining to issues such as food safety, genetic modification, food hygiene, nutrition and food marketing. Reports are available in HTML or Word formats.
Offers original articles and features about the farming industry, plus annotated links to selected relevant Internet resources, compiled by a subject specialist, a subject
specific bulletin board, and details of related news and events. Topics include agricultural analysts, commodity exchanges, crop varieties and forecasts, farm safety, government departments, organic farming, regulations on use of pesticides, and women in agriculture.
Information about the New Zealand Fishing Industry Board, quota management systems, the history of the fishing industry in New Zealand, Maori fishing issues, fishing methods, export information and links to other pages with related fishing topics.
Food and nutrition information, industry information and resources for producers including a study of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) and articles from the Pork Report Magazine.
Food industry trade association, of which many UK confectionery companies are members. Includes industry facts and figures, conference news, and training details.
Food Resource aims to provide access to images, documents and other food references via the Internet. Categories include associations and organisations, nutrition, fruits, safety and chemicals.
Society established in 1840 to keep farmers informed and act as a voice for British agriculture as a whole in all aspects of farming, food, and the countryside.
Online magazine promoting the use of organic foods and knowledge of a healthier lifestyle. Resources include a news archive of relevant issues from around the world, reasons to use organic foods, a searchable database of retailers, and information on herbs and their medicinal qualities.
Annual summaries of US crop production since 1995. Data is given for acreage, yield, and production by crop for states throughout the US.
Official site of the UN which works to protect human rights, promote the protection of the environment, help the advancement of women and the rights of children, fight epidemics, famine and poverty, assist refugees, help improve telecommunication, deliver food aid, protect consumers, combat disease and help expand food production, make loans to developing countries and help stabilize financial markets.
Collection of over 100 pie recipes including savoury and sweet varieties. Provides instructions and photographs on how to make a pie crust, and offers tips for successful pie baking.
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