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

§ 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—
research on human nutritional requirements;
research on the nutrient composition of foods and the effects of agricultural practices, handling, food processing, and cooking on the nutrients they contain;
surveillance of the nutritional benefits provided to participants in the food programs administered by the Department of Agriculture;
research on the factors affecting food preference and habits; and
the development of techniques and equipment to assist consumers in the home or in institutions in selecting food that supplies a nutritionally adequate diet.


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