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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...

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...

2014-10-02 08:32:17

CANBERRA, Australia and CALGARY, AB, Oct. 2, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Bayer CropScience together with Future Farmers Network Australia (FFN) will host the second Youth Ag-Summit in Canberra, Australia on August 24th to 28th, 2015. Approximately 100 young thought leaders, ages 18-25, from around the world are invited to secure their attendance by submitting an essay outlining their position on the underlying causes of food security and the effect it can have on a population. Bayer...


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