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Food and Nutrition

Food and nutrition



Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) (Agriculture Dept.), Science and Technology Program,1400 Independence Ave. S.W., #S3543, 20250-0003 (mailing address: 1400 Independence Ave. S.W., MS 0272, Washington, DC 20250); (202) 720-3322. Melissa A. Tharp, Deputy Administrator (Acting), (202) 720-6766.


Provides scientific, certification, and analytical support service to AMS community programs, federal and state agencies, and the private sector food industry; participates in international food safety organizations. Tests commodities traded with specific countries and regions, including butter, honey, eggs, nuts, poultry, and meat; analyzes nutritional value of U.S. military rations.

Agricultural Research Service (Agriculture Dept.),1400 Independence Ave. S.W., #302A, MS 0300, 20250-0300; (202) 720-3656. Fax, (202) 720-5427. Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Administrator.

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Conducts studies on agricultural problems of ...

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