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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) partnership with the European Union (EU) was created with the common goal of eradicating extreme poverty and hunger around the world. Their website provide figures, news, and publications on food security around the globe. The site also contains information about FAO and EU partnership projects pertaining to global food security.

A Supply Chain Management Perspective on Mitigating the Risks of Counterfeit Products is a report published by the Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection at Michigan State University. This resource explains how supply chain management can be the first step in preventing product counterfeiting when conducting business overseas. This report opens in PDF.

Anti-Counterfeit Strategy for Brand Owners is a report published by the Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection at Michigan State University. This report provides a business solution for managing the risks of product counterfeiters. Advice on protecting your brand is provided alongside other solutions to mitigate risks. This resource opens in PDF.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) provides strategic insights and policy solutions to current and emerging global issues. Users can find analyses about regional affairs, international stability, and political risk. In addition, insights about longer-range consequences of current practices and policies such as global aging and energy are available.

Provided by the United States Department of Agriculture, the Economic Research Service provides analyses of the economic issues affecting the safety of the United States food supply. The Food Security & Hunger section of the site provides recent news briefs, publications on the topic, and statistics on food security in the U.S. and world.

The role of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is to assess and communicate risks associated with the European food chain. The EFSA provides independent scientific advice and clear communication on existing and emerging risks to food safety. Home page links to news, opinion, events, and key topics related to food safety.

The International Risk Management Institute (IRMI) contains a broad scope of resources related to minimizing the risks associated with doing business. Along with access to seminars and expert commentary, a newsletter is provided to those who wish to sign up for a free subscription.

Established in 1985 by the United States Department of State, the Overseas Security Advisory Council's main goal is to foster the exchange of security information between the United States Government and private companies operating abroad. The website promotes the dissemination of unclassified information to the general public on security related incidents and threats overseas. Organizational registration is required to access files.

Provided by the United States Department of Homeland Security, Ready Business provides guidelines that business owners and managers can follow to prepare for emergencies, such as a terrorist attack, tornado, fire, or flood.

The Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS) focuses on issues concerning competitive intelligence, international risk management, and conflicts. Although the site is focused on European and American issues, it has globally-focused publications and archived material available.

Security Management Online is the online version of the monthly magazine Security Management. In addition to the articles of the magazine, this site features a market place, podcasts, forums, events, and a newsletter subscription.

The official website of the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) provides a wide range of information regarding the food security issues in developing countries. Readers have access to articles regarding food security for different countries and regions. Various publications on food security and links to agriculture statistics are also available.

The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) is a non-profit educational organization committed to saving lives and protecting property during emergencies and disasters. The website provides related news and detailed information regarding the events held by the IAEM, as well as email discussion groups to promote professional communication on related topics.

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks policy solutions to end malnutrition and poverty. Research is organized by topic or specific country, and the site also provides the latest news and events relating to food policy. Research includes publications, data sets, models and simulations, and videos about food security.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) supplies a website pertaining to food safety procedures, produce regulations and policies, food recalls, and food defense and emergency response information. This website also provides specific information regarding importing agricultural products into the United States, including inspection standards and guidelines for exporting U.S. agricultural products. is a gateway website that provides links to selected United States government food-safety related information. Maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the site provides recent recalls and alerts, tips to keep food safe, risk information, and food poisoning information.