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2012-08-18 23:03:32

With health consciousness on the rise and demand for organic produce steadily increasing, industry revenue is expected to benefit. The aging population and an increase in the number of Hispanics and Asian-Americans will also have a positive effect, as these groups tend to purchase more fruit and vegetables. However, despite these positive effects, industry operators will continue to be threatened by traditional supermarkets and big box stores that aim to provide the same variety and quality...

2012-08-13 14:46:15

A study that examined how rural farmers in Ethiopia learn new farming techniques and adopt them on their own farms discovered that learning from a friend was a stronger motivator than learning from neighbors in close proximity. The goal of the study was to find out how farmers in Ethiopia learn and ultimately adopt new agricultural technologies such as using fertilizers in the production of grains, trying new grain crop varieties, and installing an irrigation system to grow new high-value...

2012-08-08 23:03:20

A global girl power movement already reaching 270,000 lives has now come to Haiti. Jacmel, Haiti (PRWEB) August 08, 2012 A sense of hope and optimism was palpable in the room as teenage girls gathered in a village near Jacmel in June. It was the first local meeting of BRAC´s Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA) program, a network of clubs for adolescent girls that now spans three continents. The groundbreaking program has already changed 270,000 lives in Bangladesh and east...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.