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Guide of the Week: Food Safety

The Government Accountability Office recently identified Food Safety as one of 13 urgent issues facing the next President and Congress. Today on Guide of the Week, we’ll talk about some librarian produced guides from the ALA GODORT Exchange Wiki that can help inform citizens, Congress and President-Elect Obama on this issue.

There appear to be three guides that should be of help in this area:

As you might expect, the UC Boulder guides on Agriculture and Food Supply have some overlap. In addition to safety in food supply, the Food Supply guide has links to famine related resources and food and nutrition. The Agriculture guide has links to Agricola, the premier agricultural database and to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).

Bert Chapman’s guide on agriculture has links to the House and Senate committees on Agriculture, which hold hearings on the nation’s food supply. Among other resources he links to the National Agricultural Safety Database which deals with the safety of agricultural workers.

As you’ve come to expect, there is more in all three guide. Read them. Share them. If you’ve guides on your own on this subject, please post them to the ALA GODORT Exchange Wiki.

Next week I’ll be dealing with librarian produced guides relating to “Surface Transportation” So if you have any guides relating to that topic, please try and post them to the Handout Exchange this week.

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