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Food composition databases

  • The Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) keeps The Swiss Food Composition Database, which contains information about the composition of food available in Switzerland. Available for free in four languages; can be downloaded.
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture keeps FoodData Central a detailed database of food composition, with nutrients and other components found in a wide variety of foods and food products. Can be downloaded.
  • The NHS has a Calorie checker, which allows to check the caloric content of about 150.000 different products. It is part of the Live Well portal.
  • INRAN keeps BDA. The data, however, requires an explicit consent to be used.
  • FAO lists various food composition databases on the International food composition table/database directory.

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Reading & Listening

This is where I go when I am looking for freely available audio books, e-books, and podcasts.

Audio Books

  • Ad Alta Voce, from RAI (the Italian National broadcasting channel) offers many audio books for free read by actors. Latest book episodes are also available as an RSS feed.
  • Timendum - Ad Alta Voce is a GitHub repository which generates feeds for all the books published on Ad Alta Voce, including those no longer appearing in the RSS feed. It thus allows to use a Podcast client to access the books.
  • The BBC has a section with Audio books.
  • LibriVox and Loyal Books host collection of books read by volunteers.

e-Books

  • Project Gutenberg has a large collection of out-of-copyright books. Many classics can be downloaded from this site.
  • Standard eBooks is a volunteer driven, not-for-profit project that produces new editions of public domain e-books that are lovingly formatted, open source, and free.
  • Many Books has more than 50.000 free books. Many of the early e-books are from the Project Gutenberg archive; now it offers also the opportunity to authors to self-publishing their work.
  • Feedbooks is another good source of main public-domain books. The portal also offers paid-for books.
  • The Internet Archive and the Open Library offer over 20,000,000 freely downloadable books and texts. There is also a collection of 1.3 million modern e-books that may be borrowed by anyone with a free archive.org account.

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Author: Adolfo Villafiorita

Last modified: 2020-06-29 Mon 22:52 (created on: 2020-03-18 Wed 00:00)

Published: 2020-06-30 Tue 22:55