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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...

2014-02-19 23:04:30

Advisory Committee on Agricultural Innovation and Productivity for the 21st Century Added Two New Members, Jason Clay and Dr. Ruth K. Oniang’o WASHINGTON (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 DuPont announced today that its Advisory Committee on Agricultural Innovation and Productivity for the 21st Century has added two new members, Jason Clay and Dr. Ruth K. Oniang’o. Together, they bring expertise in nutrition, sustainable agriculture and addressing food security challenges in Africa, helping...

2014-02-18 23:20:42

BRC Global Standards’ two new publications, the BRC Global Standard for Agents and Brokers, Issue 1, and Food Safety — A Global View, will be promoted at the Global Food Safety Conference 2014 in Anaheim, California. BRC is also a sponsor of the conference. London, U.K. (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 BRC Global Standards is proud to announce that it is a major sponsor of the Global Food Safety Initiative’s (GFSI’s) Global Food Safety Conference 2014, in Anaheim, California. The theme...

2014-02-13 23:04:47

60 Minnesota schools to receive financial incentives to increase breakfast participation and prepare students for academic success. Minneapolis (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 The School Breakfast Initiative announced today that it is launching its 2014-15 School Breakfast Challenge to increase participation in the School Breakfast Program among low-income Minnesota students. Up to 60 schools will be selected to receive financial incentive to increase participation in school breakfast. The...

2014-02-13 23:01:29

Turf Feeding Systems announces creating a Sustainable Solutions Team to help raise the economy and livelihood of the Family Farmer worldwide. Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 The UN has declared 2014 as the Year of Family Farming. There is a new team of experts and practitioners sharply focused on increasing the economy and livelihood of the family farmer.http://ensia.com/voices/2014-the-year-of-family-farming/ This is not a UN team of scientists, but a group of people who have been...

2014-02-13 00:20:58

Inaugural plantings of biotech drought-tolerant maize in U.S.; further developments in drought-tolerance technology across the world BEIJING, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) today released a report which indicates more than 18 million farmers in 27 countries planted biotech crops in 2013, reflecting a five million, or three percent, increase in global biotech crop hectarage. 2013 also marks the first-ever...

2014-02-12 20:21:44

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) About 47 million Americans (1 in 7) get assistance from food stamps, now called SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). The 80 percent increase since 2007 reflects higher food insecurity and unemployment in the wake of the recession. Find out more on Feb. 14 at approximately 8:45-9:30...

2014-02-12 08:31:43

New study identifies most promising agricultural tools for feeding the world's poorest WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Increased demand for food due to population and income growth, and the impacts of climate change on agriculture will ratchet up the pressure for increased and more sustainable agricultural production to feed the planet. A new report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) measures the impacts of agricultural innovation on farm productivity,...

2014-02-11 08:34:18

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, February 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fleurette Group (Fleurette) today announces a further financial commitment of $1.5 million for 2014 to Kitoko Food, bringing the total investment made by Fleurette in the project to $14 million since it was established in June 2012. Kitoko Food is an innovative commercial agricultural project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with the ultimate objective of equipping its citizens with...


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