Friday, August 10, 2012

USDA Science Priorities - Chief Scientist Releases Science White Papers

Dr. Catherine Woteki, USDA Chief Scientist and Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics, recently released peer-reviewed science papers that elaborate on USDA's Action Plan for science. Some of the biggest challenges facing us include - a changing climate, uncertain energy sources, rising childhood obesity rates, food insecurity around the globe.The following papers will provide detailed descriptions of USDA’s work in these areas, and will serve as resources for those interested in these issues:

* Global Food Security (.pdf)

* Bioenergy (.pdf)

* Nutrition and Childhood Obesity (.pdf)

* Climate Change (.pdf)

* Food Safety (.pdf)

* Sustainable Agricultural Systems (.pdf)

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