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2014-01-28 09:26:15

The study this story is based on is available in ScholarsArchive@OSU: http://bit.ly/LCp10Y One of the few studies of its type has found that a startling 59 percent of college students at one Oregon university were “food insecure” at some point during the previous year, with possible implications for academic success, physical and emotional health and other issues. Contrary to concerns about obesity and some students packing on “the freshman 15” in weight gain, another reality is...

2014-01-23 23:22:40

Efforts Will Include Increasing Access to Technology, Crop Biofortification and Capacity Building Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 On the margins of the World Economic Forum at DAVOS, DuPont and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) formally announced a joint agreement to deepen efforts to reduce global hunger and poverty by enabling smallholder farmers access to proven, safe and transformative agricultural innovations. Signed by DuPont Executive Vice President...

2014-01-23 23:21:43

Kullman Highlights Company’s Success with Offerings across the Full Value Chain DAVOS, Switzerland (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 DuPont Chair and Chief Executive Officer Ellen Kullman participated in a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting here today to discuss what environmental, societal and economic forces are reshaping the global context for food security. The panel, moderated by Administrator of USAID Rajiv J. Shah, also featured Prime Minister of Ethiopia...

2014-01-22 12:20:39

Auto industry shows support for local community in connection with 2014 NADA Convention and Expo NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation and Ally Financial announced today they have provided a grant of $50,000 to the Second Harvest Food Bank in New Orleans. The donation is part of week-long activities leading up to the 2014 NADA Convention & Expo in New Orleans, which runs Jan. 24-27. Each organization...

2014-01-08 12:31:27

BLUMBERG GRAIN AWARDED AGRI-WAREHOUSING PROJECT IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO MIAMI, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the Nigerian Ministry of Agriculture's recent contract for Blumberg Grain food security and storage systems, Blumberg Grain has also been chosen to provide its grain warehousing in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The DRC project includes the installation of the company's Grain Vault product line with integrated security systems. David Blumberg,...

2014-01-08 08:22:26

California Food Policy Council and Roots of Change push elected officials for food systems reform OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report released today by Roots of Change and the California Food Policy Council (CAFPC) for the first time tracks food and farm policy voting records by the California Legislature. The 2013 CA Legislative Report Related to Food and Farming brings to light how the Golden State's legislature is missing a golden opportunity:...

2014-01-07 16:25:58

CHICAGO, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America applauds the announcement by the USDA today that they intend to purchase $126.4 million worth of fruits and vegetables, including tart cherries, processed apples, cranberries, fresh tomatoes, wild blueberries, and raisins. Feeding America particularly welcomes this purchase as it is committed to providing an array of highly nutritious produce to the clients they serve, including more than 14 million children each...

2013-12-27 12:22:40

Cites Significant Need, Enormous Challenges in Year Ahead CHICAGO, Dec. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With only a few days left on the calendar, Feeding America is seeking end-of-the-year donations to help their efforts securing food for people living at-risk of hunger. Feeding America provides meals to nearly six million low-income Americans every week. The need is especially urgent, as food stamp benefits have been cut by $5 billion for fiscal year 2014, making it harder for many...


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