7 U.S. Code § 3172 - Duties of Secretary of Agriculture

In order to carry out the policy of this subchapter, the Secretary shall develop and implement a national food and human nutrition research and extension program that shall include, but not be limited to—
(1) research on human nutritional requirements;
(2) research on the nutrient composition of foods and the effects of agricultural practices, handling, food processing, and cooking on the nutrients they contain;
(3) surveillance of the nutritional benefits provided to participants in the food programs administered by the Department of Agriculture;
(4) research on the factors affecting food preference and habits; and
(5) the development of techniques and equipment to assist consumers in the home or in institutions in selecting food that supplies a nutritionally adequate diet.


(Pub. L. 95–113, title XIV, § 1422,Sept. 29, 1977, 91 Stat. 999.)


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