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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...

2008-10-15 12:00:23

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/36dec3/greece_food_and_dr) has announced the addition of the "Greece Food and Drink Report Q4 2008" report to their offering. The Greece Food Drink Report provides independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Greece's food and drink industry. Despite Greece's reasonably large agricultural sector, the country's food and drink trade balance has been consistently negative for the last ten years. The relatively...

2008-10-10 06:00:27

By Julia Scott HALF MOON BAY -- The latest proponents of the "local food" movement aren't foodies -- they're San Mateo County farmers who want to appeal to careful shoppers with a local message of their own: a food label marked "Grown in San Mateo County." The label, in the process of being designed by the San Mateo County Farm Bureau, could be stamped on food crates and affixed to cellophane flower packaging by the end of the year. Farmers want to draw attention to the large diversity of...

2008-10-10 03:00:22

By Walker, Ben Farms should pool their produce and market it through French- style consortia so that the rural economy can fully exploit the premiums attached to traditionally produced foods, say experts. Professor Henry Buller, of the University of Exeter, told last week's Sustainable Development Research Network Conference that the rural economy was failing to make the most of the thumping premiums available to producers of locally grown foods because farms were continuing to operate...

2008-09-30 21:00:00

By Paul Rogers Born in the USA? Made in Mexico? Picked in Peru? Cultivated in Canada? Supermarket shoppers, now you know. Starting today, new federal rules take effect requiring all U.S. supermarkets and large food retailers provide labels telling consumers which country a wide variety of food came from. Covered by the new rules: ground beef, chicken, pork, veal, steak, lamb, and goat, along with fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, macadamia nuts, pecans and peanuts....

2008-09-30 18:01:04

SHOPPERS at Welsh Tesco stores will get a true taste of Wales this week as the supermarket throws its weight behind Welsh Food Fortnight. The Welsh Assembly Government's True Taste Wales Road show will travel around Tesco stores until Sunday to show shoppers just what meals can be made from Welsh produce. And local suppliers will be visiting their closest Tesco store to offer customers the chance to sample food and drink produced on their doorstep. Welsh brands such as Cadog cheese,...


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