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Report Suggests Global Population Could Top 12 Billion By 2100

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The global population could soar well beyond expectations in the years ahead, topping current projections that there will be nine billion men and women living on planet Earth by 2100 by more...

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2014-09-19 08:27:05

GrainPro's newest drying innovation, the Solar Bubble Dryer(TM) (SBD), provides a solution to challenges faced by smallholder farmers throughout the world. The SBD can dry commodities such as grains and seeds to the right moisture content while shielding the commodities from intermittent rains. This enables safe and efficient drying under any weather conditions. CONCORD, Mass., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Around 12 percent of post-harvest losses among prime agricultural...

2014-09-19 00:21:26

BASEL, Switzerland, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Global network of over 3,500 farms established to measure productivity -- First independently-audited data to be published in March 2015 -- Projects underway in all regions; partnerships agreed and expanded Syngenta today provided an update on the progress of The Good Growth Plan one year after its launch in September 2013. The Plan comprises six measurable commitments for the year 2020 to help address the global food...

2014-09-17 04:20:31

Establishes first-of-its-kind scientific greenhouse on urban farm to encourage education, science and agriculture ASHDOD, Israel, September 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd., a world leader in farmer-centric agricultural solutions, today celebrated the establishment of the first advanced educational greenhouse designed to help elementary and high school students learn more about the science and technology of agriculture, and its importance to global...

2014-09-10 23:07:24

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Global Biotechnology Market: Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2010 - 2017" to its report store. Albany, New York (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Simply stated, biotechnology is the technology based on biology. It is a technology in which biomolecular and cellular processes are exploited and used for developing products and technologies for the betterment of living beings and our planet. Biotechnology has...

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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,...

2014-09-08 12:30:56

Bank's commitment to hunger relief exceeds $10 million through Give A Meal program CHICAGO, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America and Bank of America today announced the kickoff of the highly successful Give A Meal program. The annual giving campaign that has resulted in more than 100 million meals for families and individuals in need across the country with over 40 million meals coming in just through last year's program. The initiative has proven to be one of...

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 16:21:00

Voucher program provides access to fresh fruits and vegetables for 5,000 children and families in five counties ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In West Virginia, one in five children does not have reliable access to sufficient food - especially healthy food - due to limited financial resources, lack of transportation and other factors. But CSX and The Conservation Fund are working to improve food security in these at-risk communities through a program that provides increased...

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...

2014-09-03 12:32:56

Feeding America Responds To New Report CHICAGO, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Department of Agriculture reported today that 14 percent of American households remain food insecure - meaning 1 in 7 households in the United States had difficulty at some time during the year in providing enough food for all their members. The report reinforces the significant challenges millions of American families continue to face in the wake of the recession. Household...


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