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2014-09-19 12:26:49

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the House and Senate yesterday each introduced legislation to authorize the Feed the Future Initiative. The House's Feed the Future Global Food Security Act of 2014 and the Senate's Global Food Security Act of 2014 were introduced by Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), respectively. The bills are cosponsored by Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) and Sens. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and...

2014-09-15 23:05:12

The conference will be held November 11-12 at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and will focus on the economic, environmental and community benefits that result from the development of a robust local food infrastructure. The conference is ideal for farmers, investors, technology companies, city planners, community and economic development directors, suppliers and restaurant owners. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Local food policy, urban agriculture strategy, and business...

2014-09-09 12:22:44

Fair Trade and Small Farming Advocates Weigh In on Climate Solutions PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fair World Project (FWP), a campaign of the Organic Consumers Association, the nation's largest network of green and ethical consumers, and The Latin American and Caribbean Network of Fair Trade Small Producers' Organizations (CLAC), the largest network of fair trade farmers in Latin America, have joined together to call on the United Nations to put small...

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2014-09-09 03:00:17

Fariss Samarrai and H. Brevy Cannon, University of Virginia As the world population continues to grow, by about 1 billion people every 12 to 14 years since the 1960s, the global food supply may not meet escalating demand – particularly for agriculturally poor countries in arid to semi-arid regions, such as Africa’s Sahel, that already depend on imports for much of their food supply. A new University of Virginia study, published online in the American Geophysical Union journal,...

2014-09-04 12:23:05

Policymakers and Nutrition Experts Address Florida's Critical Food Access and Nutrition Challenges TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) today hosted its second annual Florida Hunger-Relief Forum in Bradenton at Renaissance on 9(th), bringing together local, state and national policymakers and nutrition experts to help drive advocacy and action on hunger and nutrition issues. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060331/MOSAICLOGO Keynote speaker...

2014-09-03 12:33:05

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its annual report, Household Food Security in the United States 2013. The report reveals that 14.3 percent of U.S. households were food-insecure in 2013. This number is a slight decline since 2011 but remains well above the rates of food insecurity recorded before the recession. "Our elected officials need to make ending hunger a national priority," said Rev. David...

2014-08-29 23:01:10

Lackey and Global Food Exchange™ excited to be apart of Freeman's continued success. Denver, CO (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 The new book Game Plan, by Kevin D. Freeman features the Global Food Exchange™ (GFE) and Founder, Richard Lackey. Game Plan is the first “how to” investment handbook of its type. Explaining the emerging risks and providing a complete game plan of response for investors at all levels. Freeman also explains that there is no “one size fits all” solution as...

2014-08-29 16:24:37

September 1 to 4, 2014 High-Level Dialogue Galvanizes Action to Improve Food Security through Research, Innovation, and the Wisdom of Local Farmers ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Aug. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - A broad cross-section of women's groups, youth, government officials, farming organizations, private sector representatives, and researchers have gathered at the Research to Feed Africa High-Level Policy Dialogue in Ethiopia to track progress and inspire action to address critical food...

2014-08-11 23:02:15

Market Publishers Ltd is announced as a media partner of The 2nd Annual AIDF Food Security Summit: Asia 2014, taking place on the 8th and 9th October 2014. London, UK (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 Market Publishers Ltd is announced as a media partner of The 2nd Annual AIDF Food Security Summit: Asia 2014, which will take place in Jakarta on the 8th and 9th October 2014. Recently, the number of the world population has surpassed the 7 billion mark, which resulted in significant effects on...

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2014-07-28 07:35:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While previous research has investigated the potential impact that climate change and air pollution can have on crops individually, a new study suggests that the interaction between these two risk factors has been overlooked and could drastically increase the threat to the global food supply. In research published in this week’s edition of the journal Nature Climate Change, MIT associate professor of civil and environmental...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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