Latest food system Stories

2014-09-17 08:27:21

Largest Database of Product Ratings Now Accessible to Consumers Via Mobile NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HowGood, an independent research organization and the best source of information on the food we eat, today announced it has closed a $2 million round of funding, along with the launch of a new mobile app available for users of both iPhone and Android. Over the past seven years, HowGood has developed the world's largest database of sustainable food ratings and has developed an...

2014-09-13 12:20:24

Sold-Out Benefit Festival, Featuring Nelson, Mellencamp, Young, Matthews and Other Top Artists, Highlights Growing Food System Paradigm Shift RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina family farmers are building a farm and food system that is fair for all and strengthens our health, our environment and our economy, despite barriers like discrimination, loss of farmland and corporate control. With the celebratory backdrop of a family farm food and music...

2014-07-01 12:32:16

Food+Tech Connect Hackathon Results in Innovations in Institutional Dining, Quick Service Restaurants, and Consumer Wellness NEW YORK, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers don't have to look much farther to see the future of dining than Hack//Dining NYC, a weekend-long hackathon run by Food+Tech Connect in collaboration with Applegate, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group, Google, and Studio Industries. Over the course of two and a half days, almost two...

2014-06-30 23:17:52

“Reintegrating Ag: Local Food Systems and the Future of Cities” will examine economic, environmental and community benefits when developing a robust local food system. Farmers, entrepreneurs, investors, city planners, inventors, and agriculture suppliers must attend this conference. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 The 3rd Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference – “Reintegrating Ag: Local Food Systems and the Future of Cities” – will focus on the...

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...

2014-03-27 20:20:36

BOSTON, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Farmland Trust, Conservation Law Foundation and the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group released a report today geared toward generating a serious discussion on building a sustainable, regional food system in six New England states. The report, New England Food Policy: Building A Sustainable Food System, is the result of nearly two years of research and interviews with key players in the food system on how to increase...

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...

Consumers Are Eating Up Earth At Astounding Rate
2012-11-27 16:07:57

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to a new report, consumers eat a gallon of diesel fuel, 63 pounds of soil, and over two tons of water, in the form of food each day. A book entitled “The Coming Famine: the global food crisis and how we can avoid it” suggests that these numbers are what it takes to feed the typical human being. Science writer Julian Cribb, author of the new book, told the Australian Academy of Science in Canberra that...

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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.