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2014-10-30 23:06:42

Experts Discuss How Food Science Innovation Will Meet the Challenges of the Next 50 Years BRABAND, Denmark (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 As it celebrates 50 years of innovation at the company’s largest R&D facility for food ingredients in Brabrand, Denmark, DuPont’s Nutrition & Health business is hosting food industry, government and academic leaders in discussions on how food and nutrition will evolve to meet growing global population needs in the next 50 years. "Today we...

2014-10-28 23:02:24

The authors of Radical Response take a bold new perspective of solving social crises through free market solutions. Denver, CO (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 Today, the planet numbers seven billion souls. The population is not only more numerous but, in addition, it requires a steady supply of food and water for many more years than our predecessors did. The new book, Radical Response, confronts the World's most dire challenges through a bold new perspective. Authors Richard Lackey and Thom...

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...

2014-10-20 12:32:51

LONGMONT, Colo., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) today launched the new "First Nations Native Agriculture and Food Systems Scholarship Program" to encourage more Native American college students to enter the agricultural sector in Native communities. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140212/DC63440LOGO First Nations will award six $1,000 scholarships annually to Native American college students majoring in agriculture and...

2014-10-16 16:28:04

"Hunger in America 2014" Documents Hard Lives and Tough Choices Faced by Americans at Risk of Hunger CHICAGO, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America, the nation's largest provider of charitable food assistance to low-income Americans, today announced additional findings from its landmark report, Hunger in America 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140711/126271 The study is the largest and most comprehensive study of people seeking charitable food assistance in the...

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2014-10-15 05:29:57

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 foundational and continuing goal of the FAO is to achieve food security for all people on earth. The organization seeks “to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy goals.” They do this by focusing on their...

2014-10-14 16:28:15

WESTWOOD, N.J., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comprehensive Food Safety (CFS), the food safety and consulting division of RK Environmental Services (RKE) is pleased to announce the selection of Richard Gibson, Director Food Safety & Quality Assurance, as a finalist for the SQF Institute Outstanding Industry Achievement Award. This award is presented to recognize food safety professionals who have demonstrated superior dedication to advance the food safety industry and the global...

2014-10-14 16:26:06

Magazine Series Investigating Challenges and Solutions to Feeding the Planet Available as Free iPad App: 'The Future of Food' DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Geographic Society announces a multiyear commitment to exploring issues relating to food security and how we create sustainable food systems. The initiative grows out of an eight-month National Geographic magazine series looking at how to feed a growing world population and will touch...

2014-10-14 12:26:27

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Great American Merchandise and Events (GAME), is excited to announce that their client, the Freestore Foodbank in Cincinnati, raised over $1 million during their Rubber Duck Regatta held on August 31, 2014. The Rubber Duck Regatta has been using GAME's signature Derby Duck® race as a fundraiser for 20 years. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141013/151820 This is the first time in history that GAME's signature event, the Derby...

2014-10-14 08:35:15

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From North Vancouver to Baie Comeau, Cargill employees have been tirelessly planning activities around the upcoming UN World Food Day on October 16 to help raise awareness amongst employees and their communities about the realities of lingering food insecurity in Canada. Ensuring everyone has access to safe and nutritious food has been a long-time goal of Cargill's, but for too long the perception has remained that Canada is a...


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maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.