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2014-03-27 12:31:47

CHICAGO, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America announced today that the Caterpillar Foundation is committing $1.5 million to help bring more food to people in need in dozens of communities across the country. In all, 35 local Feeding America food banks will receive grants to help ensure a steady stream of food - including more fresh produce - to those struggling with hunger in the communities they serve. A portion of the donation will also go towards helping...

2014-03-26 16:26:20

Celebrating advances in food production and National Ag Day, HungerU brings its mobile educational exhibit to the National Mall WASHINGTON, D.C., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, 1 in 6 Americans is hungry. Yet the current food insecurity problem pales in comparison to the challenges of the future. The ability to feed a rapidly growing world population was a focal point of educational programs held in Washington, D.C., this week in conjunction with National Agriculture Day....

2014-03-26 12:31:23

Grant represents Foundation's largest-ever donation and will support Feeding America's BackPack Program and School Pantry Program to help solve child hunger CHICAGO, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America® announced that they are partnering with The Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation (DDBRCF) for a $1,000,000, three-year grant that will help support critical Feeding America initiatives nationwide, including the BackPack Program, which...

2014-03-25 04:20:45

~Financing will increase rice production and improve livelihoods of smallholder farmers NEW YORK, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of an effort to build sustainable businesses in Africa and fight poverty, the Soros Economic Development Fund today announced a US$5 million investment in GADCO, a Ghanaian agriculture company. SEDF's commitment to GADCO will help smallholder farmers produce and sell rice on a large, commercial scale. The investment aims to reduce...

2014-03-24 08:31:39

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: Norman Borlaug is widely credited with saving 1 billion lives. Yet most people - even those alive because of him - have never heard of him. Known as the father of the "Green Revolution," Borlaug pioneered disease-resistant, high-yield strains of wheat that dramatically increased food production in Mexico, India, Pakistan and other developing nations that were facing mass starvation until he...

2014-03-18 12:31:45

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new research project, entitled Spotlight on Senior Health: Adverse Health Outcomes of Food Insecure Older Americans, finds that food insecure seniors are more likely than those who are food secure to have lower nutrient intake and to be at a higher risk for chronic health conditions and depression. The study --released jointly by Feeding America and the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH)--reveals that food insecurity is...

2014-03-13 12:24:10

VADUZ, Liechtenstein, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- http://www.worldreview.info The population of sub-Saharan Africa is set to reach two billion by 2050, but there will only be enough food for 13 per cent of the population if current food production levels persist. "Sub-Saharan Africa remains the world`s most food-insecure region, with a quarter of its 925 million population trapped in a vicious cycle of hunger and poverty. Twenty-eight countries in the region...

2014-03-12 16:28:09

CHICAGO, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Food banks across the nation, and the millions of low-income people who turn to them for help, are still reeling from the effects of an unusually cold and snowy winter season, according to Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief organization. The harsh winter, combined with the November 2013 cut of $5 billion in fiscal year 2014 to the food stamp program (now officially named the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,...

2014-03-12 08:28:56

Record-breaking duo joins General Mills, Big Machine Label Group and Feeding America to launch third Outnumber Hunger(TM) campaign supporting local food banks MINNEAPOLIS, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- General Mills today announced the launch of its third annual Outnumber Hunger campaign, which has provided more than 25 million meals to Americans in need as part of a partnership with Feeding America and Big Machine Label Group. Each year a talented roster of popular music artists...

2014-03-11 23:24:32

Australia could increase its food security role in Asia, with food consumption modelled under specific scenarios to more than double by 2030 CANBERRA, Australia (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Australia could increase its food security role in Asia, with food consumption modelled under specific scenarios to more than double by 2030, according to new research from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The EIU report, commissioned by DuPont, considers scenarios for economic growth in the sector...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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