University of Guelph Sites
SPARK (Students Promoting Awareness of Research Knowledge) provides interesting news about research being conducted at the University of Guelph. Take note of the latest two issues on "Building the Foundation for Good Food" and "An Inventory of Guelph Foods".
FSNet, AgNet, AnimalNet and Functional FoodNet listserves provide current, generalized, public risk perception information about rapidly changing issues. This information is culled from journalistic and scientific sources around the world and condensed into short items or stories that are distributed daily by electronic mail to thousands of individuals
from academia, industry, government, the farm community, journalism and the public at large.
The HNRU is a research initiative of the Department of Human Biology and Nutritional Sciences. The HNRU serves the food and nutraceutical industry by running human clinical trials designed to test product efficacy. The HNRU also serves health and industry professionals by providing symposia that explore the role of functional foods and nutraceuticals in health and disease.
Health Canada Sites and Information
This is the homepage of Health Canada's new regulatory authority on Natural Health Products.
A great site with information about Dietary Reference Intakes, Health Claims in Canada, Novel Foods, Nutrition Labeling etc.
A reliable site that gives you easy access to health information you can trust from over 600 organizations across Canada.
Agriculture Canada Sites
This Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada site has some great information about the FFN regulatory environment in Canada, Japan, EU and the USA, the FFN industry and FFN research.
ICAR is a database of agriculture and food research in Canada containing detailed information on current research projects in agriculture, food, human nutrition and related areas of biotechnology.
United States National Institutes of Health Sites
The ODS site has information about dietary supplements including announcements and news releases, dates of conferences and meetings, grants and publications, as well as a link to The Annual Bibliography of Significant Advances in Dietary Supplement Research 1999, abstracts from the 25 top original research papers, is also available for download at this site.
The International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) is a database of published, international, scientific literature on dietary supplements.
Canadian Government Press Releases and Documents
May 24, 2000
March 31, 2000. From the Office of Natural Health Products
September, 1999. A written summary of stakeholders comments submitted to Health Canada.
November, 1998. Report of the Standing Committee on Health
1997. Health Canada Information on Natural Health Remedies
A self funded, privately held corporation consisting of a small group of scientists, physiologists, nutritionists and other health professionals dedicating to educating people about the pros and cons of dietary supplementation.Organizations
The American Botanical Council was created in 1988 and is the leading non profit educational and research organization disseminating science based information that promotes the safe and effective use of medicinal plants and phytomedicines.