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Food and Nutrition

Food and nutrition

General

▶Agencies

Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) (Agriculture Dept.), Science and Technology Program, 1400 Independence Ave. S.W., MS 0272, 20250-0272; (202) 720-8556. Ruihong Guo, Deputy Administrator.

Web, www.ams.usda.gov/about-ams/programs-offices/science-technology-program

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.), Jamie L. Whitten Bldg., 1400 Independence Ave. S.W., #302A, 20250-0300; (202) 720-3656. Fax, (202) 720-5427. Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Administrator.

General email, administrator@usda.gov

Web, www.ars.usda.gov, Twitter, @USDA_ARS and Blog, www.usda.gov/media/blog/tag/ars

Conducts studies on agricultural problems of domestic and international concern through nationwide network of research centers. Studies include research ...

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