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2009-05-06 08:13:00

MINNEAPOLIS, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parishioners at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Minnesota do more than donate food to a local food shelf -- they actually grow it themselves. The project is one of many case studies highlighted in a new report by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) and funded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) that demonstrate a growing nationwide movement within the faith community to put into practice the belief that...

2009-04-21 07:08:00

PHILADELPHIA, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Listen Up America! President Obama knows what he's doing when it comes to the economy, but he's a bit of a picky eater when it comes to his veggies. Unlike former President George W. Bush, Obama likes his broccoli, but when it comes to Mother Nature's springtime darling, asparagus, he'll only eat it if nothing else is available. On the heels of an organic vegetable garden being planted on the White House lawn and in celebration of Earth Day,...

2009-04-15 07:26:00

LOS ANGELES, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Just announced by a consumer resource publisher, the new Grocery Sale Shopper Website is designed to help the California consumer quickly and easily view multiple stores and sources of food and groceries to see current sales, compare prices, keep up-to-date on product alerts, recalls, and much more. The site includes grocery stores, supermarkets, health food stores, food cooperatives (coops), farmers' markets, and U-Pick (pick-your-own) farms. It also...

2009-04-03 11:22:00

$96,400 in Federal Grants Announced for Farm Markets, Stands in 27 Counties HARRISBURG, Pa., April 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania farmers markets and farm stands that market fresh, local produce directly to consumers received a boost today as Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff announced federal support for 39 projects in 27 counties that will increase participation in food assistance programs and help farmers remain viable in tough economic times. The state-administered,...

2009-04-03 10:56:00

Organic and Local Farmers Seek Protections in Washington CORNUCOPIA, Wis., April 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Momentum is building in Congress for new food safety reforms aimed at addressing the growing cycle of food contamination outbreaks. But concerns are also being raised cautioning legislators not to trample organic farmers, backyard gardeners and consumers of fresh local foods in the rush to fix food safety problems. "There is no question that our increasingly industrialized and...

2009-04-01 18:31:00

Stone-Buhr's FindTheFarmer.com Connects Consumers with Farmers SAN FRANCISCO, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmers market shoppers are familiar with the joys of tasting farm-fresh foods and meeting the local farmers who bring them to market. Increasingly, consumers are seeking out the story behind their food choices, where and how they are made, and by whom - easy with products like fruit, cheese and honey at a farmers market, but until now, pretty hard when speaking about a product such as...

2009-03-18 13:30:00

Economic Impact Analysis of Pilot Program Shows a Nearly 2-to-1 Multiplier for Every Dollar Invested in Local Food for the Lunchroom PORTLAND, Ore., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- As state lawmakers search for ways to immediately stimulate Oregon's malnourished economy, a new economic impact analysis proves that investing in locally produced foods for the school lunchroom fortifies the state's economy with dollars previously spent elsewhere. A preliminary analysis of the impact of investing...

2009-03-17 10:00:00

POULTNEY, Vt., March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On a mid-summer day, the sun rises pretty early over Green Mountain College's Cerridwen Farm. That's good - because there's a lot of work to be done. During GMC's summer Farm Life Ecology Intensive May 18-August 14, students plow the fields, milk the cows, and plant the crops while taking classes and conducting research on topics like organic agriculture and farm systems. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090317/DC83382) The 13...

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2009-01-14 09:59:38

Cattle and sheep grazed on natural grasslands help maintain biodiversity and produce tastier, healthier meat, according to a study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The research, part of the Rural Economy and Land Use (RELU) program which draws together the social and natural science, concluded that pasture-based farming is good for the environment, the consumer and the producer but needs stronger support from British policy makers if it is to realize its full...

2008-10-16 15:00:19

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's consumers want to have a greater say about food ingredients, safety and quality, and by the year 2020, consumers around the globe expect the way they choose and shop for food to be different, according to a recent study of consumers in five countries. The study, called Food 2020: The Consumer as CEO, examined the perceptions, expectations and considerations about food among consumers in the U.S., the U.K., Germany, Argentina and China, and...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.