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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...

2014-05-29 20:23:39

CHICAGO, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement attributable to Bob Aiken, CEO of Feeding America: "Feeding America applauds the passage today of food donation legislation by the House Ways and Means Committee. This legislation will help our food banks secure much-needed donations of nutritious food for those in need in communities nationwide. With more than 70 billion pounds of nutritious food wasted each year, this legislation could be groundbreaking in securing...

2014-05-28 23:13:11

Study Adds Obesity and Food Loss as Indicators in 109 Countries WILMINGTON, DEl. (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 DuPont and the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) today released the 2014 Global Food Security Index that showed 70 percent of countries in the study increased their food security scores over the previous year. The 2014 Index measures 109 countries against 28 food security indicators that monitor the ongoing impact of agriculture investments, collaborations and policies around the world....

Genomes Of 3,000 Rice Strains Published On World Hunger Day
2014-05-28 12:49:01

Alan McStravick for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online When we Americans think of hunger, chances are that we picture a famished child from one third world nation or another. And to be honest, most Americans perhaps never really think of hunger in the first place. So it might be surprising to learn that some 50 million Americans suffer from lack of food and proper nourishment and suffer from hunger on a daily basis. To put that in perspective, that is one person for every six that live in...

2014-05-22 23:00:45

Tech company volunteers and local hackers sought for TAG Day of Service and National Day of Civic Hacking activities. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 The Technology Association of Georgia is mobilizing Atlanta's technology community on behalf of the Atlanta Community Food Bank as part of a weekend of great ideas and giving back to the community. The festivities kick off on May 30th with the TAG Day of Service. Volunteers from TAG member companies will sort and pack food boxes in...

Food Security Boosted By ESA’s Soil Moisture And Ocean Salinity Mission
2014-05-22 03:16:39

ESA ESA’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity mission has gone beyond its original scientific brief of delivering critical information for understanding the water cycle – this versatile satellite is now being used to predict drought and improve crop yield in regions prone to famine. The US Department of Agriculture use satellite images and soil moisture data to help identify abnormal weather that may affect the production and yield of crops. Using this information, they publish monthly...

2014-05-22 12:23:17

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes, Inc.'s ongoing commitment to feeding a growing global population and leveraging technology to manage risk associated with weather and climate change will be part of a conversation this week focused on food security and climate change that brings together experts from the public and private sectors. Chris Policinski, President and CEO of the Arden Hills, Minnesota-based cooperative, will attend Chicago Council's Global Food...

2014-05-22 04:21:10

Two in ten Americans know someone who is hungry NEW YORK, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-one percent of U.S. adults - an estimated 50.4 million* - know someone who doesn't have enough to eat, and 43% of those who do say it's someone close to them. In total, this means that roughly one in ten (9%) U.S. adults - or roughly 21.6 Million** - have someone close to them who is hungry. As such, it shouldn't come as a surprise that a strong majority of Americans (76%) see the problem of hunger...


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