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2014-03-10 16:34:53

Events in more than 20 locations, from New York to Los Angeles, engage Americans during the International Year of Family Farming LITTLE ROCK, Ark., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heifer International is proud to celebrate its 70(th) Anniversary during the United Nations-recognized International Year of Family Farming, a time designated to honor the importance of family farming in reducing poverty and improving global food security. In recognition of this milestone...

2014-03-06 08:33:04

CHICAGO, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the world celebrates the International Year of Family Farming, Food Tank: The Food Think Tank (http://www.FoodTank.com) highlights new research in a report, Food Tank by the Numbers: Family Farming, that features original research from the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and draws on dozens of experts. The report proves that family farms--farms or ranches owned and operated by families--are not only feeding the world, but also developing...

2014-03-04 23:22:02

EtQ today announced that it will be speaking at the 10th Annual North American Summit on Food Safety, to be held from March 5th – 6th in Toronto, Ontario. Farmingdale, NY (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 EtQ today announced that it will be speaking at the 10th Annual North American Summit on Food Safety, to be held from March 5th – 6th in Toronto, Ontario. EtQ’s Tom Barlow will present the topic, “Harmonizing the Food Safety Management System to Extend to Suppliers,” at 11:30 on March...

2014-03-04 14:00:07

New study: Worldwide spread of a standard globalized diet is putting more food on the dinner table, but at the expense of diverse local crops; global uniformity heightens the risk of food crises due to climate change A comprehensive new study of global food supplies confirms and thoroughly documents for the first time what experts have long suspected: over the last five decades, human diets around the world have grown ever more similar—by a global average of 36 percent—and the trend...

2014-03-04 08:28:49

Child Hunger Ends Here® Campaign Provides An Easy Way for Consumers to Help the Nearly 16 Million Kids Struggling with Hunger in the U.S. OMAHA, Neb., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than one in five of all children(1) and more than one in four Latino children(1) in this country may not know where their next meal is coming from. ConAgra Foods and P&G are building a community of people to make a difference and help donate up to 7 million meals in 2014 through the Child Hunger...

2014-03-03 23:02:07

In response to an article published by Medicalnewstoday.com, Dr. Michael Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics, a Brooklyn pediatric care center, says the price differences between healthy and unhealthy products might force people to make unhealthy choices when grocery shopping. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 Dr. Michael Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics, a Brooklyn pediatric care center, responds to an article published on February 24 by Medicalnewstoday.com, which talks about the correlation...

2014-02-27 16:22:13

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- By Dwayne Haydaman. Omega Garden Int, a Canadian company that has been producing cutting edge agricultural machinery for the last 15 years is launching a crowd funding campaign for the home / hobby version of it's latest space age looking farming system technology. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140227/MN72994) The Omega Garden technology allows for ultra efficient production of safe foods at home in...

2014-02-26 23:33:33

Russell Associates’ Jerry Van Oort to co-present at the conference to be held March 25-27, 2014 in Napa, California. Le Sueur, MN (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 The 44th Annual Food and Beverage Environmental Conference (FBEC) is to be held March 25-27, 2014 in Napa, California. The conference is managed and sponsored by the American Frozen Food Institute and is attended by senior environmental managers from food and beverage companies. The conference will feature 13 technical sessions...

2014-02-26 16:28:11

March is National Nutrition Month CHICAGO, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America, a network of more than 200 food banks, today announced significant new achievements in its efforts to increase the quantity and quality of the food its food banks provide to Americans living at risk of hunger. The announcement was made to coincide with the launch of National Nutrition Month®, a nutrition education and information campaign celebrated each March by the Academy of Nutrition and...

2014-02-26 12:27:01

Global Thought Leaders Converge in San Antonio to Discuss Issues Related to Global Food Security SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The role of science in agriculture, water security issues, consumer interest in food production practices, pollinator health and the emergence of farmer as CEO are just a few of the topics featured at the 9(th) Annual Ag Issues Forum, sponsored by Bayer Crop Science. The challenge facing agriculture is a formidable one: meet the food, fiber...