External Links

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Food security means access to affordable, nutritious,
and culturally appropriate food for all people at all times

Certification Programs

California Leafy Green Products Handler Marketing Agreement
GLOBALG.A.P. Agricultural Product Certification Program
National Organic Program Certification OU Kosher Certification
Peterson Control Union Certifications
Safe Quality Food (SQF) Institute Global Food Safety and Quality Certification
USDA Fresh Produce Grading, Certification and Audit Verification Program

Educational Institutions and Informational Services

Cornell University Department of Horticulture
U. of Calif. Cooperative Extension Vegetable Research & Information Center
U. of Minnesota, Agricultural Safety and Health Program
USDA Agricultural Research Service
Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
National Sustainable Agricultural Information Service

Farm to School Programming and Resources

How Farm to School Helps Kids Eat Healthier
National Farm to College Programs
Resource Guide for Farm-to-School and Farm-to-Institution Programs
USDA Farm to School Program
USDA Guide to Buying/Serving Locally-Grown Produce in School Meals

Food Safety

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Center for Food Safety
Center for Science in the Public Interest Foodborne Illness Outbreak Database
EDEN Food Safety and Defense
Food Hazard Analysis Guides Food Safety Word List Guide
Kids World Food Safety for Kids
National Coalition for Food-Safe Schools (NCFSS) Action Guide
NSF International Public Health and Safety Company
National Sanitation Foundation Food Safety Site
Partnership for Food Safety Education
USDA Economic Research Service Food Safety and Trade Information
USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

For Kids and Schools

Be a Food Explorer Classroom Recipes
Edible Schoolyard: A Universal Idea
Flowers, Plants and Gardening: For Kids!
A Planning Guide for Edible School Gardens
Veggie - U Child Health Curriculum and Tools

Impacts of Current Food and Local Food Systems

Sustainable Food Presentation Kits
The Economics of Local Food
U.S. Farming Policy and Dead Zones
U.S. Food Systems Fact Sheet

Policy, Advocacy and Network Organizations

Community Food Security Coalition
Food Marketing Institute
Local Harvest
Organic Consumers Association
United Fresh Produce Association
U.S. Composting Council
Circle of Responsibility Food Routes
Slow Food USA
Sustainable Table
American Horticultural Society

Regulatory Agencies

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)


Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
Bringing it to the Table: On Farming and Food
Closing the Food Gap: Resetting our Table in the Land of Plenty
Coming Home to Eat: The Pleasures and Politics of Local Food
In Defense of FoodThe Omnivore’s Dilemma
Remaking the North American Food System: Strategies for Sustainability
Slow Food Nation: Why our Food Should be Good, Clean and Fair
Urban Farming and Sustainable Living at UrbanFarmOnline.com


Food, Inc.
Forks Over Knives
FRESH the movie
The Future of Food
King Corn
Polycultures: Food Where We Live
SC2029 Working Group Video 2011 Sustainable Cleveland 2019
Vanishing of the Bees
What's Growing in Your Neighborhood?