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2014-04-18 12:23:42

ALPHARETTA, Ga., April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Egg farmers across the country are helping in the fight against hunger by donating nearly half a million fresh eggs to food assistance organizations coast-to-coast during the month of April. According to Feeding America, one in six Americans is faced with hunger and can't afford to buy groceries. Members of the United Egg Producers (UEP) are contributing to food banks all across America to ease the struggle of putting food on the table...

2014-04-15 23:10:42

Vertical Farming, Plant Factory Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020, a new research report added to ReportsnReports.com store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Plant factory market forecast analysis indicates that markets at $403 million in 2013 are anticipated to reach $1.97 billion by 2020. Growth is a result of the unmitigated march of automated process driven by the semiconductor industry, by microprocessors, and more directly by the need for food...

2014-04-15 23:09:12

Market Research Reports, Inc. has announced the addition of “Vertical Farming, Plant Factory Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020” research report to their website http://www.MarketResearchReports.com. Lewes, DE (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Worldwide vertical farming markets are poised to achieve significant growth as the food supply for the world starts to adopt automated process. Grow lights have become more sophisticated and less expensive to run as solar and...

2014-04-11 23:25:17

Protect America and the University of Florida Empower Advertising Students to Help Bread of the Mighty Food Bank with Creative and Fundraising Needs Gainesville, FL (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 National home security company Protect America has announced its joint partnership with the University of Florida and participation in the charitable Pay It Forward program. The Company and University have joined together to help charities in Gainesville, Florida in a unique way. Pay It Forward spans the...

2014-04-10 23:29:14

Vermont-based nonprofit Food 4 Farmers is working with Root Capital, a nonprofit social investment fund, on an innovative new program to promote commercial beekeeping as an alternative source of income for small-scale coffee farmers. The program was launched under Root Link, a three-year initiative designed to strengthen the financial management of smallholder producer organizations, and is now being expanded under the program’s region-wide Coffee Farmer Resilience Initiative....

2014-04-09 12:35:51

One of the world's most contentious food issues -- genetically modified crops -- will be debated by some of the world's leading authorities on the subject at Queen's University Belfast One of the world's most contentious food issues - Genetically Modified (GM) crops – will be debated by some of the world's leading authorities on the subject at Queen's University Belfast today (Wednesday day 9 April). A panel of international food experts will argue the pros and cons or GM crops at a...

2014-04-08 12:33:30

April is National Volunteer Month CHICAGO, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, today asked the nation to volunteer in the fight against hunger. The charity also thanked the thousands of volunteers who help the nation's food banks serve nearly six million Americans each week. April is National Volunteer Month. "Volunteers donate an enormous amount of time and energy to our network of food banks and the...

2014-03-31 08:31:23

CHICAGO, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spring planting season is about to begin across the nation. Feeding America would like to encourage everyone, from the farmer who cultivates a thousand acres of sweet corn to a gardening enthusiast who grows a plot of vegetables in her backyard, to consider growing crops for a local food bank. Feeding America is the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, providing food and grocery products to more than 37 million...

2014-03-31 04:21:02

DUBAI, UAE, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. This is one of the most famous proverbs in the world for a reason; it has proven itself to be true, time and time again. Education has a much longer lasting benefit than charity. This is the philosophy behind the 'Teach a Man to Farm' initiative that Pegasus Agritech [http://pegasusagritech.com ] has recently launched. (Logo:...

2014-03-28 08:26:30

United States President Barack Obama: "I'm proud to announce today that the United States will participate in the Expo. And together with our partners, we're going to put together an outstanding USA pavilion that showcases American innovation to improve agriculture and nutrition and the health of people around the globe." ROME, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With President Barack Obama's announcement of the U.S. presence at Milan Expo 2015 in Rome yesterday, the Friends of the U.S....