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2008-09-25 12:00:30

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4acd45/kuwait_food_and_dr) has announced the addition of the "Kuwait Food and Drink Report Q3 2008" report to their offering. The Kuwait Food Drink Report provides independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Kuwait's food and drink industry. Food security and process continue to grab the headlines in Kuwait, as the government continues to look for ways to alleviate the pressure this is placing on everyday...

2008-09-20 15:00:33

By Suzanne Mills-Wazniak Contributing Writer The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 was enacted by the United States Congress on June 18. This Act is also known as the much anticipated and controversial "2008 Farm Bill." What one might not know is that the 2008 Farm Bill contains many provisions that affect nonfarming consumers. The familiar Food Stamp Program (renamed the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is part of the Title 4 -- Nutrition section of the 2008 Farm...

2008-09-17 03:00:19

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7379f7/pakistan_food_and) has announced the addition of the "Pakistan Food and Drink Report Q3 2008" report to their offering. The Pakistan Food Drink Report provides independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Pakistan's food and drink industry. Pakistan, with its recent economic growth rates - between 2002 and 2007, GDP grew by an average of 7% annually - has managed to harness a small, but notable amount...

2008-09-12 18:00:26

By SHANTEE WOODARDS Staff Writer Anne Arundel Medical Center has the gazpacho and corn relish, while Baltimore Washington Medical Center is serving up beets and cantaloupe. The hospitals are among nine statewide participating in the Buy Local Awareness Week. Maryland Hospitals for a Healthy Environment is pushing the effort, which calls for the hospitals to buy at least one local food a day from a farmer in the state or region. This is the first year for the program, which is expected...

2008-09-11 00:00:00

As organic and wholefood supermarket Fresh and Wild closes its doors in Bristol for the last time this weekend, right in the middle of the Soil Association's organic fortnight, it seems an appropriate time to ask if the writing is on the wall for the organic food industry. In August a study by market researcher TNS showed a marked slowdown in sales of organic produce. The figures led to predictions organic food would prove the maxim that luxury items are the first casualties of a...

2008-09-07 03:00:17

By Grier, Sonya A Kumanyika, Shiriki K Targeted marketing of high-calorie foods and beverages to ethnic minority populations, relative to more healthful foods, may contribute to ethnic disparities in obesity and other diet-related chronic conditions. We conducted a systematic review of studies published in June 1992 through 2006 (n = 20) that permitted comparison of food and beverage marketing to African Americans versus Whites and others. Eight studies reported on product promotions, 11 on...

2008-09-03 15:00:32

By SHARON KILEY MACK; OF THE NEWS STAFF MACHIAS - Sarah Gabrielson unpacks the brown paper bag and the "oohs" and "aahs" begin. "Look at the color on those eggplants," she says, grabbing for a fresh bean and eating it raw. The bag is full: yellow beans, tomatoes, Swiss chard, kale, potatoes, blueberries, yellow and green squash. She already has put the gallons of fresh milk and some artisan goat cheese in her refrigerator. Every Thursday bags full of fresh food are delivered right to her...

2008-09-03 00:00:18

By Graeme Demianyk The founder of the country's leading organic vegbox business has blamed "short-term, attention-grabbing" measures by supermarkets for a slowdown in the sector. Riverford Organic Vegetables' Guy Watson criticised multiple retailers for a mostly "meaningless" adoption of environmental measures, such as biodegradable packaging and food miles, which has distracted potential customers. Selling boxes filled with seasonal produce sourced from its own land in South Devon's...

2008-08-24 00:00:27

By Richard Robbins A Pittsburgh foundation and a Greensburg nonprofit that specializes in job creation want to make sure fresh, locally grown tomatoes go into your grocery bag. A $400,000 grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation to The Progress Council hopes to boost produce sales by connecting local farmers with local grocery stores and restaurants. David A. Kahley, Progress Council chief executive, said Friday the three-year grant will lay the groundwork for "a market-driven"...

2008-08-19 18:00:32

By Sally Williams RISING food prices and a drive to become greener could spell the end for the "weekly shop", experts warned last night. In future, families will stop stockpiling large quantities of food and instead buy small amounts of the products they need - to ensure nothing is thrown away. The little-and-often approach will become increasingly important if the forecast recession becomes a reality, consumer experts claimed. The British Chambers of Commerce this week predicted...


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