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2014-03-13 12:22:35

In the news release, Three-Quarters Of Americans Say Sustainability Is A Priority When Making Food Purchasing Decisions, According To New Cone Communications Research, issued 13-Mar-2014 by Cone Communications, Inc. over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the second paragraph, first sentence, should read "A number of specific health and sustainability issues rose to the top as most important when hitting the grocery aisles, including food safety (93%) and nutritional value...

2014-03-13 12:22:04

Consumers willing to pay more for locally produced foods and want companies to provide more sustainable food options BOSTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans are willing to sacrifice variety and dollars in order to eat more consciously, according to the 2014 Cone Communications Food Issues Trend Tracker. Although family satisfaction reigns supreme (97%), shoppers consider health and nutrition (93%) and sustainability (77%) important factors when deciding what to buy....

2014-02-26 23:22:28

Food activists, community builders and online educators, Gary Heine and Valerie Kausen, organized this free, online telesummit March 3-7. Their conversations with Ocean Robbins, Will Allen, Joel Salatin, Vandana Shiva, Erika Allen, Paul Stamets and fifteen other healthy food experts will be broadcast to get millions more people growing food now. Louisville, KY (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 It’s food growing time. That’s why Gary Heine and Valerie Kausen organized the first Food Growing...

2014-02-18 12:33:42

Grocer to Retail Year-Round Local Produce from Washington, D.C. Greenhouse NEW YORK and LANDOVER, Md., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It was announced today that BrightFarms, Inc. and Giant Food® are entering a path-breaking partnership to deliver year-round local produce to Giant stores throughout the Washington metropolitan area. Constructed near Giant's store at 1535 Alabama Avenue in Southeast, Washington, D.C., the 100,000 square foot facility will be the largest urban...

2014-02-18 08:35:39

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Farmland Trust (AFT) today announced it has received a $200,000 grant from the Local Economies Project of the New World Foundation to expand new, local markets for farmers through the Farm To Institution New York State Partnership (FINYS). The FINYS initiative expands markets for locally-grown agricultural products by working with colleges and universities, schools and other institutions to increase the amount of locally...

2014-02-04 11:45:44

Despite their typically small size and sparse distribution, farms that sell their products locally may boost economic growth in their communities in some regions of the U.S., according to a team of economists. "There has been a lot of hope, but little evidence, that local food systems can be an engine of economic growth in communities," said Stephan Goetz, professor of agricultural and regional economics in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and director of the Northeast...

2014-01-31 23:31:04

Free report and video by MindSwarms lending insight to the complexities of food origin marketing with the youngest segment of food purchasers: Millennials. (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 What do Millennials think about where their food comes from? A recent MindSwarms study asked a national sample of consumers aged 18 to 30 about the origins of food and heard back clearly:     1. Origin matters relative to health, environment, and economics     2....

2014-01-07 23:01:54

37 states passed or introduced bills during 2012-2013 according to an updated National Farm to School Network report released today. Washington, D.C.; South Royalton, VT (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 Twenty states passed farm to school-related legislation in 2012 and 2013, and 17 other states introduced legislation, reports an updated National Farm to School Network (NFSN) survey released today. Prepared by legal researchers at Vermont Law School’s Center for Agriculture and Food Systems...

2013-11-06 23:02:15

An increasing number of schools are connecting students with local food and agriculture education. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 Throughout October, schools and preschools across the country celebrated National Farm to School Month with locally sourced school meals, garden festivals, farm field trips and other events that helped students improve their food and agricultural literacy and their diets while offering local farmers a new market. Farm to school is the practice of...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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