Latest local food Stories

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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