Quantcast
Family Farming The Focus Of World Food Day 2014

Family Farming The Focus Of World Food Day 2014

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On October 16, 1945, a fundamentally important organization was founded: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). According to the FAO website, the...

Latest Food politics Stories

2014-10-22 23:02:11

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources welcomes Standard Process to the Green Tier program (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Secretary Cathy Stepp and other DNR officials visited Standard Process Inc. yesterday to recognize the supplement manufacturer as a new member of the state’s Green Tier program. The Green Tier program recognizes companies that distinguish themselves as environmental innovators and demonstrate a strong environmental...

2014-10-20 16:22:24

Global Yield Gap and Water Productivity Atlas Findings Unveiled at Global Water for Food Conference SEATTLE, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sub-Saharan Africa has the world's largest gap in farm yields - 70-90 percent below their potential - according to a new research tool unveiled today. The outcome of a 6-year international collaborative research effort led by the Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska and Wageningen University in the Netherlands, the...

2014-10-17 23:06:08

October 17: Global Futurist Jack Uldrich to speak on Disruptive Technologies at the Produce Marketing Association's Fall "Fresh Summit" in Anaheim, CA. Anaheim, CA. (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 Agricultural Trend Expert Jack Uldrich will return to California to speak at the Produce Marketing Association's Fresh Summit in Anaheim on "Embracing Disruptive Technologies." Uldrich spoke earlier this year at the Spring "Fresh Summit" Event. "According to...

2014-10-15 16:23:23

Summit to feature interactive discussions and preliminary results of global cold chain study LONDON, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 800 million people worldwide go to bed hungry, while one-third or more of all food produced never reaches consumers due to spoilage and waste, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141015/152340 Against the backdrop of World Food Day and in response to this issue and...

2014-10-09 12:20:42

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While Faurecia is known for its lightweight innovations in automotive systems, the company and its employees have proved to be heavyweights in their contributions toward relieving hunger in communities across North America. Faurecia, the sixth-largest auto supplier in the North America region, worked with its employees in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. to gather more than 1,528,831 million pounds of food during the month-long Faurecia Unites...

2014-10-02 12:33:32

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following letter is being issued by the International Fund for Agricultural Development: Dear Journalist, You are invited to attended an important news-making event, "Food + Migration: Untold Stories" hosted by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on October 10, 2014 from 9-11 a.m. This event is open to the media only and is free of charge. Seating is limited. IFAD is...

2014-09-30 23:03:38

NutriGold is willingly transparent when it comes to their product ingredients. In the face of recent political objectives that are attempting to prevent transparency, NutriGold believes that the public has the right to know what is in the products they purchase. Orem, UT (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 The Grocery Manufacturers Association of America (GMA), consisting of members like Monsanto, Coca-Cola, and General Mills, is making a greater effort to end any GMO labeling laws in the United...

2014-09-30 12:27:24

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The states with the highest proportion of hungry and poor people are in the South, according to a Bread for the World analysis of the latest U.S. Census data. Several states in the region account for large portions of the more than 49 million Americans who were at risk of hunger and 45 million Americans who lived in poverty last year. The states with the highest percentage of food insecurity, or hunger, are Arkansas (21.2...

2014-09-27 23:01:25

Mediaplanet announces distribution of its third cross-platform edition of Our Food, encouraging readers to source and savour the robust organic and local food prospects throughout the province of Ontario. The sustainable agri-food sector in Ontario attempts to revolutionize the way Ontarians consider and interact with their food, as well as highlight the quality-of-life benefits that organic farming has on our environment and our economy. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) September 27, 2014 The...

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...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.