Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - Part of the primary mission is to "raise levels of nutrition and standards of living . . . of rural populations." Among the best features of this multi-lingual resource, the FAOSTAT database, a collection of statistics primarily in nutrition and agriculture, is available at this site.
Soil Science Society of America - The chief American professional body for soils research, emphasizing the dissemination of data of soils as related to crop production, environmental quality, sustainable ecosystems, land use, recycling and waste management. Table of contents for the Society's Journal since January 1997 are provided.