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2014-01-08 08:22:26

California Food Policy Council and Roots of Change push elected officials for food systems reform OAKLAND, Calif., Jan.

2008-09-03 09:00:29

By J.M. Hirsch Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO -- A lush, under-the-stars spread of handmade bread, gourmet olives and fine wine makes an unlikely launch for a weekend dedicated to ending hunger, empowering poor nations and transforming farming as we know it.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.