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2011-01-06 10:48:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sustainable food service provider Bon Appetit Management Company has reached its goal of partnering with 1,000 small-scale Farm to Fork vendors in its more than 400 cafes nationwide. The landmark food safety bill signed by President Obama on January 4 includes provisions to ensure small farmers are not overburdened by one-size-fits-all regulations, making the business environment for the nation's independent farmers and food producers...

2010-10-04 10:33:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- October is "National Seafood Month," and in keeping with its conservation-driven mission, Aquarium of the Bay will be leveraging the month-long event to alert Bay Area residents to the need to consume only sustainable seafood. Studies show that if current fishing practices are not improved and we do not change our eating habits, the world will be depleted of fish by 2048. "Eating lower on the food chain, asking where your seafood is coming from and...

2010-09-23 11:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Just as individuals set goals for themselves so that they may reach their full potential, so too must companies. Food service provider Bon Appetit Management Company has set an ambitious goal of partnering with 1,000 Farm to Fork vendors by next year. By 2011, the sustainably minded onsite restaurant company will have 1,000 local farmers or suppliers that provide fruits, vegetables, meat and more to over 400 Bon Appetit cafes around the...

2010-08-02 08:26:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C. and PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of their collective commitment to health and wellness, Bon Appetit Management Company and Compass Group USA will contract to buy only yogurt from cows not treated with rBGH (also known as rBST) effective today. Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility (OPSR), which facilitates a nationwide coalition opposing rBGH, commended today's announcement from the two companies. According to Rick North, Oregon PSR's Project...

2010-06-02 14:50:00

LANDOVER, Md., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Giant Food of Landover, Md., and the New England Aquarium are making a splash to raise awareness for ocean preservation in celebration of World Oceans Day. This year marks a decade-long partnership and collaboration between Giant and the aquarium to develop a sustainable seafood policy that provides shoppers with seafood options that are healthy and affordable with an emphasis on improving the environmental friendliness of the seafood they offer....

2010-06-02 12:00:00

QUINCY, Mass., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Stop & Shop and the New England Aquarium are making a splash around ocean preservation and World Oceans Day, June 8. This year marks a ten-year milestone for Stop & Shop and the New England Aquarium. The organizations have worked together for the last decade to develop a sustainable seafood policy that provides Stop & Shop customers with seafood options that are healthy and affordable with an emphasis on improving the environmental...

2010-04-15 11:02:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Bon Appetit Management is helping diners protect the planet this Earth Day one forkful at a time by hosting its third annual Low Carbon Diet Day (www.eatlowcarbon.org) on Thursday, April 22 (Earth Day). As the first and only food service provider to connect food and climate change, Bon Appetit, with cafes on college and corporate campuses around the country, has made purchasing and operational changes to decrease their carbon "foodprint" in the...

2009-12-18 11:02:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the devastating levels of excessive fishing to meet growing consumer demand, the members of Relais & Chateaux, an international Association of chefs and hoteliers, have agreed to make changes in how they buy seafood, including removing red tuna and other threatened species from their menus. According to international experts, by projecting the current rate of overfishing and other industry actions, fish could disappear from our...

2009-10-20 11:01:00

Summary: many trends positive, urgent action is needed; 'Super Green' seafood buying list debuts MONTEREY, Calif., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global prospects for securing a sustainable seafood supply and protecting ocean ecosystems are improving, thanks to a growing consensus on how best to manage fisheries and fish-farming operations, and new commitments by consumers, major buyers and the fishing community. That's the conclusion of a benchmark research report -- "Turning the...

2009-09-22 07:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Bon Appetit Management Company is taking action to help student farmers launch careers in sustainable agriculture. Bon Appetit has developed a guide for aspiring student farmers to help them build good business relationships with their best potential customers--the college food service providers that are right in their backyards. The guide will be made available to students in garden groups all over the country and on the company's website....


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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