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Internet Good Source For Food Information

The federal government maintains dozens of electronically accessible sources of food and nutrition information, including data banks and some fee-based systems.

“Selected Electronic Sources of Food and Nutrition Information,” a 70-page book listing these sources, is available from the National Agricultural Library, 10301 Baltimore Blvd., Room 304, Beltsville, Md. 20705-2351. Telephone: (301) 504-5719; Fax: (301) 504-6409; Internet: fnic(at)

The Food and Drug Administration has a bulletin board for Gopher users and a Web site run by its Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN). The CFSAN Web site ( index.htm) has information on food safety, food labeling and nutrition.

A privately funded organization, the non-profit International Food Information Council, distributes science-based information on food and nutrition and maintains a Web site ( homepage.htm).

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