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2014-07-23 23:06:21

AG Kawamura will speak about benefits of establishing and supporting local food systems during Seedstock's annual sustainable agriculture innovation conference. Tickets now available for November 11-12 program at UCLA via http://conference2014.seedstock.com. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Seedstock today announced that former Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (2003-2010) Arthur Gen “A.G.” Kawamura, will deliver the keynote address at the 3rd...

2014-07-17 12:23:15

The Lempert Report Innovation Series Highlights an Ancient Farming Method That's Making a Comeback. SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aquaponics, an ancient farming method that grows vegetables in water and uses organic fish waste for nourishment is making a comeback and Urban Organics, a Minnesota-based company is leading the trend. Urban Organics is featured in this week's segment of The Lempert Report Innovation Series, a weekly video series featuring innovation...

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...

2014-06-23 00:20:25

Strategic projects specialist will be Senior Manager for International Trade WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Monique Marez this week joins the staff of the Organic Trade Association (OTA) as its Senior Manager for International Trade. Marez most recently served as Strategic Projects Manager for Great Performances, a leader in the hospitality industry that specializes in using and promoting organic food. Marez brings with her a wealth of knowledge on research and...

2014-06-04 08:35:24

Sustainable Food and Agriculture Trendsetter to lead SF's Flagship Farmers Market Organization SAN FRANCISCO, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture), operator of the acclaimed Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, today announced the appointment of Marcy Coburn as its new Executive Director. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140603/94027 Coburn, a native Californian raised in a farming family in the San Joaquin Valley, has...

2014-05-27 08:28:16

STOCKHOLM, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Feeding the world while safeguarding its resources This represents a vital challenge to which humanity must rise. Wide-ranging scientific findings show with growing certainty that the current food system poses serious problems of sustainability at several levels: environmental, economic, socio-cultural and nutritional public health. Today there are 7 billion mouths to feed and it is estimated that there will be more than 9...

The Added Value of Local Food Hubs
2014-05-21 03:31:02

By Julie Cohen, UC Santa Barbara A case study of UCSB’s residential dining services shows that serving local and sustainable produce benefits the community at large As the largest purchaser of wholesale produce in Santa Barbara County, UC Santa Barbara’s residential dining services provided the perfect avenue for a pilot project incorporating local pesticide-free or certified organic produce into an institutional setting. The idea was conceived almost 10 years ago, when a group...

2014-05-20 16:28:05

POULTNEY, Vt., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Green Mountain College further advanced its reputation as a sustainability pioneer in higher education by graduating the nation's first cohort of online graduate students in food systems on May 17th. Launched in January 2012, the Masters in Sustainable Food Systems (MSFS) builds upon nearly a decade of bioregionally focused online education at Green Mountain College. The MSFS features a suite of interdisciplinary courses that...

2014-05-17 23:01:54

Funding, Other Initiatives Will Support Growth in Urban Food Production and Delivery Systems LOS ANGELES, CA (PRWEB) May 17, 2014 Seedstock today applauded the USDA’s recent announcement of a historic $78 million investment in local and regional food systems as further recognition of the growth and importance of urban, sustainable agriculture in the United States. Seedstock, the nation’s leading social venture promoting the development of robust and sustainable local food systems,...

2014-03-03 23:28:13

Following an article posted on Live Science, Colle Farmers Market, discusses the new farm bill and how it benefits organic farmers. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 Colle Farmers Market, an online organic farmers market, discusses the new farm bill and how it could benefit organic farms and systems. According to a January 31st article posted on Sustainable Agriculture titled “What is in the 2014 Farm Bill for Sustainable Farms and Food Systems,” the NSAC released a farm bill that...


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