Probiotics is a relatively new and exciting area of science being studied around the world! Below are some resources dedicated to expanding the knowledge-base and applications for probiotics.

Canadian Research and Development Centre for Probiotics
The Canadian Research & Development Centre for Probiotics was established in 2001 by a grant from the Ontario Research and Development Challenge Fund as a means to bring together experts in Canada who specialize in probiotics and applications thereof.

The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) is an organization of the United Nations mandated to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy. The World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordination authority for health within the United Nations system.

International Probiotics Association
The International Probiotics Association (IPA), an international organization for industry and academia, aims to provide a unique forum for the exchange of research and latest breakthroughs in probiotic technology and new product development.

International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP)
ISAPP is an association of academic and industrial scientists involved in research on fundamental and applied aspects of probiotics and prebiotics.

National Dairy Council
The National Dairy Council® (NDC), the nutrition marketing arm of Dairy Management Inc., aims to provide scientifically sound nutrition information to the media, physicians, dietitians, nurses, educators, consumers and others concerned about fostering a healthier society.

US National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), as part of the National Institutes of Health, is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

US Probiotics site is a comprehensive resource on probiotic research and development and the consumer benefits of probiotics in the United States as well as a reference for global probiotic activities.