September 1, 2005 (Vol. 25, No. 15)

URL:
http://www.crop.cri.nz/home/index.jsp

Rating:
Strong Points: Links
Weak Points: Poor information organization, presentation

Summary:
When it comes to buzz words (and even buzz topics), it is hard to beat the Crop and Food Research Homepage. Hailing from New Zealand, the opening page tempts users with headings such as Sustainable Land and Water Use, High Performance Plants, Personalized Foods, High Value Marine Products, and Biomolecules and Biomaterials. Clicking on any of these listings leads to short text descriptions with additional hyperlinked information on the topic located at the bottom. Information is a bit scattered, but there is enough here of interest to make a visit to the site useful for many people. I did note one problem—maybe it was my browser (Safari on a Mac), but a good deal of the text ran off the left of the screen and couldn’t be directly viewed.

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