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Enough: why the world's poorest starve in an age of plenty by
Call Number: HC800.Z9 P6285 2009
World Hunger by
Call Number: HC79.F3 W65 2007
Fort Pierce Miley Library
The Global Food Crisis by
Call Number: HD9000.5 .G5825 2009
Fort Pierce Miley Library
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Food and Nutrition Service
Sponsored by the US government, this branch manages the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, sometimes referred to as 'food stamps'), the Women Infants and Children program (WIC), and the National School Lunch Program. These programs offer food and education to low-income individuals.
Economic Research Service
As part of the US Department of Agriculture, this branch of the government focuses on the economics of food, farming, food distribution, natural resources and rural development. It's a good place to find statistics on food-related topics in the US.
World Health Organization
A branch of the United Nations, they provide information, monitoring programs, and research on global health topics. They publish a number of articles that can be downloaded for free.
International Food Policy Research Institute
Formed by a number of governments, private, and non-profit organizations, their mission is to end world malnutrition and hunger. They publish a number of books and articles that can be downloaded for free.
PubMed is part of the US National Library of Medicine and offers over 19 million citations on medical works, most of them full-text and free. Although the majority of these articles are very technical, they are great for finding original research.
World Food Programme
A part of the United Nations, they are the world's largest anti-hunger organization. Their reports can be searched by country, year, and keyword and downloaded for free.
Centers for Disease Control
Sponsored by the US government, the CDC website covers a wide range of health topics, including malnutrition.
Sponsored by the Florida Department of Health, this site offers statistics specific to Florida on a number of health issues. For example, it tracks deaths from malnutrition by county.
genetically modified crops
ready-to-use theraputic food (RUTF)
supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP)