The Role of the Federal Government in Human Nutrition Research: Joint Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Science, Research, and Technology of the Committee on Science and Technology and the Subcommittee on Department Operations, Research, and Foreign Agriculture of the Committee on Agriculture, U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth Congress, First Session, July 14, 1983, Issues 12-17

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Abstract: a 1983 US congressional report for food and nutrition policy analysts and makers, and nutrition researchers, presents the full test of the testimony of number of expert witness, focusing on the views of the US federal administration and the nutrition community regarding the role of the federal government in human nutrition research and how effectively that role is being fulfilled. The witnesses included senior staff of federal agencies (HHS, NCHS, NIH, FDA, USDA), medical and nutrition experts from academic institutions, and from other sectors, including the food industry. These included the Assistant Secretary for HHS, the Directors of NIH and the FDA Bureau of Foods, the Deputy Secretary of USDA, the Adminstrator of the Human Nutrition Information Service, the Associate Director for the ARS Human Nutrition Research Center, and the Directors of the nutrition science departments of Cornell University and General Foods Corporation. Follow-up.

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