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Food Science Related Institutions (in no particular order)

Institute of Food Technologists (IFT): The Institute of Food Technologists is a nonprofit scientific society with 22,000 members working in food science, food technology, and related professions in industry, academia, and government.

ILSI Northamerica: ILSI North America is a unique nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC, that provides a forum for academic, government, and industry scientists to identify important nutrition, food safety, and personal healthcare issues.

American Oil Chemist Society (AOCS): AOCS is a global professional scientific society for all individuals and corporations with interest in the fats, oils, surfactants, detergents and related materials fields.

American Chemical Society: The American Chemical Society is a congressionally chartered independent membership organization which represents professionals at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry and sciences that involve chemistry.

American Heart Association (AHA): AHA strives to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

International Association of Food Protection: The International Association for Food Protection, founded in 1911, is a non-profit association of food safety professionals.

IUFoST: The International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST), a country-membership organisation is the global voice of food science and technology.

Federal Agencies

United States Department of Agiruclture (USDA)
Aims to improve economic, environmental, and social conditions in the United States and globally.

United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Consumer protection agencies with the mission to promote and protect the public health by helping safe and effective products reach the market in a timely way.

US National Sciences Foundation (NSF): The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense.

US National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): the mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.

Other Links

United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO): The United Nations FAO leads international efforts to defeat hunger.

United Nations World Health organization (WHO): WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system.

http://www.umass.edu/livesustainably/green-office UMass campus sustainability initiative: The Green Office Program