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2014-07-02 23:13:18

The Center for Health Affairs' June 2014 Policy Snapshot – More Than an Empty Plate: The Link Between Hunger and Health – examines food insecurity and the negative consequences it has on health. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Most often, an assessment of the American diet leads to the conclusion that the problem is excess: too much sugar, too much fat, too much snacking and overly large portion sizes. But it’s not just excess that can lead to health problems. Food...

2014-07-01 16:30:27

Trans Ova Platform Combined with Intrexon's Technologies to Advance Cattle Genetics SIOUX CENTER, Iowa and GERMANTOWN, Md., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), a leader in synthetic biology, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Trans Ova Genetics, L.C., an industry-leading provider of bovine reproductive technologies. Trans Ova's dedication and strong commitment to its customers, which has sustained its outstanding...

2014-06-24 23:17:45

Food activists, community builders and online educators, Gary Heine and Valerie Kausen, organized this free, online telesummit July 7-14. Their conversations with Ocean Robbins, Will Allen, Paul Gautschi, Erika Allen, Joel Salatin, Vandana Shiva, Paul Stamets and Marjory Wildcraft, along with 25+ other healthy food lovers, activists and growers will be broadcast to get more people growing food now and to understand how this makes their communities stronger. Louisville, Kentucky (PRWEB)...

2014-06-19 16:27:33

Unique Tool Commissioned by DuPont and Developed by Economist Intelligence Unit Finds a Captive Audience in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Agribusiness leaders, attending the 2014 Agribusiness & Food World Forum in Cape Town, were the beneficiaries of an in-depth review and tutorial on the recently launched Global Food Security Index, developed by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Commissioned by agricultural leader DuPont, the Global Food...

2014-06-16 23:08:25

DeepResearchReports.com adds “2014 Deep Research Report on Global and China Organic Rice Industry” report to its research database. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 2014 Deep Research Report on Global and China Organic Rice Industry” is a professional and in-depth research report on the Global and China Organic Rice market. The report provides basic Organic Rice information, including Organic Rice definition, classification, application, and industry chain structure as well as...

2014-06-12 23:09:03

Former NASA and NOAA Climatologist L. DeWayne Cecil, PhD, Discusses Food, Water and Energy Security on Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne's Global Radio Show Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 Nothing is more important than food security to the safety and economy of the United States and the rest of the world, according to Climatologist L. DeWayne Cecil, PhD, speaking on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water® radio show. Obviously, no country can survive without...

2014-06-04 16:24:48

Thirteen-time Emmy Award-winning journalist and author, Elisabeth Leamy, to moderate public event to stream live at www.FoodDialogues.com CHESTERFIELD, Mo., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) today announced the moderator and list of panelists participating in the upcoming Food Dialogues: Chicago. Integrity in Food Marketing event, on June 10 at the InterContinental Hotel. Thirteen-time Emmy Award-winning journalist, author and Dr. OZ consumer...

2014-05-28 23:13:11

Study Adds Obesity and Food Loss as Indicators in 109 Countries WILMINGTON, DEl. (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 DuPont and the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) today released the 2014 Global Food Security Index that showed 70 percent of countries in the study increased their food security scores over the previous year. The 2014 Index measures 109 countries against 28 food security indicators that monitor the ongoing impact of agriculture investments, collaborations and policies around the world....

Genomes Of 3,000 Rice Strains Published On World Hunger Day
2014-05-28 12:49:01

Alan McStravick for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online When we Americans think of hunger, chances are that we picture a famished child from one third world nation or another. And to be honest, most Americans perhaps never really think of hunger in the first place. So it might be surprising to learn that some 50 million Americans suffer from lack of food and proper nourishment and suffer from hunger on a daily basis. To put that in perspective, that is one person for every six that live in...

2014-05-27 08:28:16

STOCKHOLM, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Feeding the world while safeguarding its resources This represents a vital challenge to which humanity must rise. Wide-ranging scientific findings show with growing certainty that the current food system poses serious problems of sustainability at several levels: environmental, economic, socio-cultural and nutritional public health. Today there are 7 billion mouths to feed and it is estimated that there will be more than 9...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.