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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,...

2009-12-14 13:26:00

NEW LONDON, Conn., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Thames Valley Council for Community Action (TVCCA) today launched a comprehensive network of experts to help New London County neighborhoods establish productive community gardens. The group, Community Harvest Network (CHN) of New London, combines area professionals, collaborators, and volunteers to assist neighborhoods, schools, agencies and individuals interested in growing, storing and preparing their own local, fresh food. Interest in...

2009-11-17 10:06:00

MEDFORD, Ore., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Naumes Fruit Gifts partners with Oregon Food Bank to feed hungry families during the holidays through its new Donate Fruit commitment. For gifts purchased at naumesfruitgifts.com using the code "OFB" at checkout, the Naumes family will match each gift -- pound for pound -- with a donation of fresh fruit to Oregon Food Bank. "During this difficult economy, it is especially important to replenish our food banks, particularly with fresh,...

2009-11-11 10:03:00

COLLINGSWOOD, N.J., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Health care costs and heightened public health concerns have consumers focused on staying well in 2010. That's according to a recent MamboTrack(TM) study by Mambo Sprouts Marketing, the leader in natural and organic product marketing and promotions, which surveyed the organic buying and wellness habits of 1,000 natural product consumers to get an outlook for the coming year. Nine in ten (88%) consumers took additional steps recently to...

2009-11-10 07:00:00

HONOLULU, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Visitors planning a Hawaii vacation can learn about regional foods at www.ShareYourTable.com. The Hawaii-based website highlights Hawaii's homegrown foods and those farmers, fishermen, chefs and grocers that fill the homes and restaurants throughout the islands with locavore (a person who seeks out locally produced food) fare. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091110/LA08461) Much of the islands' food comes from outside of Hawaii, shipped...

2009-11-06 07:35:00

--Sold-Out Event Highlights the Role of Farmers' Markets in Sustaining Local Farms-- WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by FRESHFARM Markets: WHAT: FRESHFARM Markets, a nonprofit that operates nine farmers' markets in D.C. and Maryland, hosts its eighth annual Farmland Feast fundraiser celebrating the newest FRESHFARM Market by the White House -- opened by First Lady Michelle Obama -- the "Double Dollars" initiative for food assistance shoppers,...

2009-10-27 15:15:16

A new study by Oregon State University researchers shows that those in poverty in rural Oregon often know what kinds of foods they should be eating, but face tough choices between eating well and spending less money for meals. Joan Gross and Nancy Rosenberger, both professors of anthropology at OSU, examined the "double binds" of rural Oregonians living in poverty by conducting in-depth interviews with 76 low-income households in two rural Benton County communities. Their paper will be...

2009-10-04 11:00:00

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Farm Aid praised family farmers for their ingenuity and perseverance at its sold-out benefit concert held today at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, Mo., just outside of St. Louis. Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews, joined by artists performing at Farm Aid 2009 Presented by Horizon Organic, held up the innovation and commitment of family farmers in a call for food and...

2009-09-22 11:36:00

ROY, Wash., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- What does "certified organic" really mean and why does it matter - or does it? Find out at Wilcox Farms' third annual Harvest Fest, where visitors will also enjoy native dance and drama performed by the Nisqually Tribe, free omelets cooked and served by the Wilcox family, tractor and hay wagon rides and more on Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wilcox Farms, 40400 Harts Lake Valley Road, in Roy. In conjunction with the event, Wilcox Farms will also...

2009-09-16 09:23:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of their commitment to sustainable agriculture and wellness, Compass Group North America is supporting local farmers nationally with a promotion called "It Takes You -Eat Local" - a week long, cross-company campaign taking place the week of September 21, 2009. During that week, cafes around the country will feature locally grown produce and information about their local farms. With 'buying locally' defined as food grown within a 150 mile...


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  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
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