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2014-06-26 16:26:16

Equatorial Guinea and United Nations strengthen cooperation MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea's President, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, called for, at the closing of the session of the Assembly of Heads of State of the African Union (AU). President Obiang proposed to the African Union the establishment of a program that focuses on the organization and exploitation of markets to promote trade and food security, to eradicate hunger,...

2014-06-19 16:27:33

Unique Tool Commissioned by DuPont and Developed by Economist Intelligence Unit Finds a Captive Audience in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Agribusiness leaders, attending the 2014 Agribusiness & Food World Forum in Cape Town, were the beneficiaries of an in-depth review and tutorial on the recently launched Global Food Security Index, developed by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Commissioned by agricultural leader DuPont, the Global Food...

2014-06-16 23:06:55

Donations will enable Food Bank to serve over 300,000 meals this year. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 The Capital Area Food Bank today announced the final amount raised through the Washington legal community’s annual fundraising campaign, Food From the Bar, in partnership with 30 local law firms, law schools, and other legal professionals. In the month-long campaign, $130,000 was raised to help the Food Bank reach those at risk of hunger in the Washington metro area this summer....

2014-06-12 23:09:03

Former NASA and NOAA Climatologist L. DeWayne Cecil, PhD, Discusses Food, Water and Energy Security on Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne's Global Radio Show Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 Nothing is more important than food security to the safety and economy of the United States and the rest of the world, according to Climatologist L. DeWayne Cecil, PhD, speaking on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water® radio show. Obviously, no country can survive without...

2014-06-12 23:04:32

Construction Begins Shortly for World’s Most Productive Urban Greenhouse Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 It was announced today that BrightFarms, Inc., the leading urban agriculture company, and the District of Columbia’s Department of General Services (DGS) signed a lease for the site on which BrightFarms will build the world’s most productive urban farm. The lease signing follows an announcement in 2013 of the partnership between BrightFarms and the District of Columbia’s...

2014-06-10 12:33:58

Leadership on the Development of Nutrition and Agricultural Research and Development Spans Continent WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the 2014 Agribusiness & Food World Forum in Cape Town, South Africa, the Honorable Professor Ruth Khasaya Oniang'o will receive the Distinguished Service Award for her influence on the development of nutrition training and agricultural research and development throughout Africa. Far beyond her home country of Kenya, Professor...

2014-06-09 16:26:41

Relaunch of Microsite Provides more Comprehensive Resource for Health Professionals and Food Bankers CHICAGO, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, in partnership with National Dairy Council® and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, today announced the digital update of the Healthy Food Bank Hub. The Healthy Food Bank Hub is an interactive microsite that provides tools and resources for both public...

2014-06-05 16:29:54

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Agri-Women, the nation's largest coalition of farm, ranch and agribusiness women, is hosting its 21(st) Annual Symposium, "American Agriculture & the Integrity of America's Food Supply." This public forum will be held 9 a.m.-11 a.m., June 9, National Press Club, Washington, D.C. The symposium will present rural issues to consumers, regulators and the media. It is one of the featured events of American Agri-Women's annual...

2014-06-05 08:30:28

CHICAGO, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 21 million children currently receive free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, yet most of those children will lose access to those meals as public schools close for the summer months. This abrupt loss of up to ten meals per child per week creates a tremendous burden on millions of low-income Americans who are already struggling to provide adequate food and necessities for their families....

2014-06-02 20:21:16

White House, State Department emphasize U.S. commitment to increased global collaboration and public-private partnership to address global food security in advance of next world's fair WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Friends of the USA Pavilion Milano 2015, the coalition responsible for organizing the U.S. presence at Expo Milano 2015, will join the Italian Embassy and dignitaries on June 2 to celebrate the 68(th) anniversary of Italy's Republic Day and the theme of the upcoming...


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