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2014-03-25 23:23:50

Agricultural Expert Steve Shenk Seeks to Better Prepare Americans for Extreme Weather Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Nationally renowned agricultural and food supply expert Steve Shenk believes Americans are ill-prepared for when rising fruit, produce, dairy and beef prices hit in full force as a result of the drought in parts of the mid-West and the West Coast. The Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service predicted in January that drought...

2013-11-15 04:20:24

Banjo Forte's Unique Two Ingredient Formulation Overcomes Resistance AIRPORT CITY, Israel, November 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Makhteshim Agan Industries, the world leader in branded off-patent crop protection solutions, will be presenting its new product (protected by a patent licensed to MAI) for protecting against late potato blight at next week's European Association of Potato Researchers conference taking place in Jerusalem, November 17-21. Potato late blight is a...

2013-08-15 11:54:02

13th c. Eastern Mediterranean cultures suffered wars, famine fueled by climate change Climate change may have driven the collapse of once-flourishing Eastern Mediterranean civilizations towards the end of the 13th century BC, according to research published August 14 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by David Kaniewski from the University of Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France and colleagues from other institutions. Ancient civilizations flourished in regions of the Eastern Mediterranean...

2013-07-09 12:29:39

The July 9th Issue of The Food Journal Examines Global Water Issues and What it Means for the Food Industry. SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The quality and availability of our water supply is in a critical place and will continue to grow more dire if conservation measures are not taken, according to the July issue of The Food Journal that examines water issues from drought and conservation to pollution, types of water and the overall financial ramifications....

2013-02-18 08:24:14

Teens Say Social Media Has Made Them More Aware of the Needs of Others Two out of Three Say Adults Not Doing Enough to Set Positive Example 200,000 Teens Give up Food, Go Mobile - World Vision's 30 Hour Famine February 22-23 30 Hour Famine Funds Now Designated Here in U.S. SEATTLE, Feb. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a new World Vision study, conducted online earlier this month by Harris Interactive on behalf of World Vision, more than half of teens (56%) say...

Consumers Are Eating Up Earth At Astounding Rate
2012-11-27 16:07:57

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to a new report, consumers eat a gallon of diesel fuel, 63 pounds of soil, and over two tons of water, in the form of food each day. A book entitled “The Coming Famine: the global food crisis and how we can avoid it” suggests that these numbers are what it takes to feed the typical human being. Science writer Julian Cribb, author of the new book, told the Australian Academy of Science in Canberra that...

2012-10-17 11:24:12

French food manufacturer to significantly increase its total investment since 2005 to support sustainable food production systems MALAUNAY, France, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nutriset, the inventor and manufacturer of Plumpy'nut(®) - the highly fortified peanut-based paste that revolutionized the treatment of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) - today announced the company will contribute an additional $5.8 million over the next two years to combat severe acute...

2012-10-01 10:21:33

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Emergency medical aid and water treatment supplies are on the way to Niger for the millions of people suffering from the food crisis in the Sahel region. With depleted food stocks from last year's harvest quickly running out and millions suffering from malnutrition and related health problems, AmeriCares is rushing enough medical aid to treat about 15,000 people. The delivery was made possible through the generosity of...

2012-09-26 14:20:34

SEATTLE, Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative, President Clinton highlighted a new partnership between World Vision and the Procter & Gamble (P&G) Children's Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) Program to provide clean drinking water to 2.3 million people impacted by the drought and famine in West Africa. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120926/DC82010) World Vision and other aid organizations are working on the ground to provide food,...

2012-09-19 11:46:03

Providing energy dense food supplements within a general household food distribution has little effect on the weight of children at risk of malnutrition Giving energy dense food supplements– Ready-to-Use Supplementary Food (RUSF), a lipid-based nutrient supplement–to young children in addition to a general food distribution in a country with food shortages (Chad) did not reduce levels of wasting (low weight for height, a sign of acute undernutrition) but slightly increased...