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2010-07-20 07:10:00

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Local, healthful food is now for sale, swap or giveaway worldwide - yet in too many cases, the larger community is unaware of this desirable commodity. Locavore365.org, an organization dedicated to helping people almost anywhere in the world advertise and find locally grown food, fruits and vegetables, offers a solution with the launch of http://www.locavore365.org. Better yet, the site is completely free to use. The new site leverages...

2010-06-25 13:30:00

Encourages Use of PA Preferred Products during 'Chef for a Day' Experience in York County HANOVER, Pa., June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As summer vegetables and fruit begin to ripen in home gardens and on farms throughout Pennsylvania, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding today encouraged residents to make locally produced food the centerpiece of their summer gatherings as he worked as a "Chef for a Day" alongside Andrew Little, executive chef of the Sheppard Mansion in Hanover,...

2010-06-16 10:40:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Compass Group North America announces the expansion of its 'Eat Local' programs across the United States. As part of their commitment to sustainable agriculture and wellness, Compass Group will be broadening its efforts this summer to source fresh fruits and vegetables from mid-size farmers and educate consumers about the merits of eating local. For Compass Group, 'local' is defined as food grown within a 150 mile radius of where it is consumed....

2010-06-02 12:00:00

ST. LOUIS, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, on the eve of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Summit of Rural America in Hillsboro, Mo., Farm Aid released its report, "Rebuilding America's Economy with Family Farm-Centered Food Systems," making the case for the critical role family farmers can play in U.S. economic recovery efforts. During a press briefing, Farm Aid President Willie Nelson showcased family farms as essential to jump-starting rural economies and...

2010-05-26 14:28:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers will find it easier to enjoy the fresh taste of locally produced foods by reading the 2010 Consumer's Guide to Pennsylvania Farm Markets, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said today. "Pennsylvania's more than 1,200 farm markets and roadside stands offer a direct connection to the state's diverse agriculture industry," said Redding. "The farm market guide is a great tool consumers can use to find and purchase affordable...

2010-05-06 11:00:00

Program Now Serving Residents of All 67 Counties PHILADELPHIA, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A federal food program administered by the Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Food Distribution has been expanded and will serve more than 32,000 older Pennsylvanians in every county, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said today while visiting Philabundance, a large hunger relief organization in southeast Pennsylvania. "More than 1.4 million state residents are at-risk for hunger,...

2010-04-15 11:02:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Bon Appetit Management is helping diners protect the planet this Earth Day one forkful at a time by hosting its third annual Low Carbon Diet Day (www.eatlowcarbon.org) on Thursday, April 22 (Earth Day). As the first and only food service provider to connect food and climate change, Bon Appetit, with cafes on college and corporate campuses around the country, has made purchasing and operational changes to decrease their carbon "foodprint" in the...

2010-03-16 04:00:00

SOMERVILLE, Mass., March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope for America" is the theme of the quarter-century anniversary of Farm Aid, the nonprofit organization led by board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews. Farm Aid's mission is to keep family farmers on the land and to create a family farm-centered food system in America. Farm Aid representatives say planning for the 25th anniversary concert and the events leading up to it is in...

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2010-03-08 11:05:00

Potential to improve children's diets without burdening school finances while helping local farmers During the school day, children eat roughly one-third of their nutritional needs while at school. Besides lunch, breakfast and snacks may be served, providing ample opportunities for obesity-prevention strategies by offering more nutritious food. With economical constraints interfering with schools to provide children with increased amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables, a study in the...

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2010-02-15 14:25:00

Despite good intentions, the push to privatize government functions and insistence upon "free trade" that is too often unfair has caused declining food production, increased poverty and a hunger crisis for millions of people in many African nations, researchers conclude in a new study. Market reforms that began in the mid-1980s and were supposed to aid economic growth have actually backfired in some of the poorest nations in the world, and just in recent years led to multiple food riots,...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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