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Western Cape: Cultivating Partnerships for Agriculture and Rural Economic Development
A one-day Partnership Exchange Laboratory will be hosted by the Western Cape Economic Development Partnership (EDP), which will be held in Durbanville on June 10. The Partnership Exchange...more



Emotional Awareness Spurs Healthy Eating Choices
In a new study appearing in the Journal of Marketing Research, being mindful of their emotions can promote better, healthier eating options. Authors of the study encouraged consumer educational...more

Project YEAH Course May Improve Health in Young Adults
According to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, the new web-based course - Project YEAH (Young Adults Eating and Active for Health) - can improve health in young...more

SNAP Benefit Cuts Put Holes in Critical Safety Net for Low-Income
Individuals who receive food subsidies through SNAP, including 22 million children and 9 million elderly and disabled people, will see a five percent cut in their monthly SNAP benefits. Families...more

Hunger and Homelessness on the Rise in San Diego
An article on the World Socialist Web Site describes the increased impact the economic downturn has had on one community in San Diego, CA. Many immigrant families are experiencing increased...more

One in Three Low-Income Families Struggle to Afford Basic Non-Food Items
According to a new nationwide Feed America study that benefited from assistance from the University of Illinois Family Resiliency Center (FRC) finds that families find it hard to afford basic...more

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BrightFarms, a company specializing in the construction of urban farms, is converting a Washington, D.C. vacant lot into the world's largest urban greenhouse. The new greenhouse will be built in...more

Nutrition, Cost and Benefits Study of Fresh Foods Compared to Canned Goods
A new study appearing in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine finds that canned foods packed on nutrition, affordability and safety, helping people boost their fruit and vegetable...more

Pope Francis Supports Caritas Internationalis Campaign to End Hunger
Faith leaders, along with Pope Francis, will participate in a prayer service supporting a global campaign to end hunger. The Caritas Internationalis campaign, the "One Human Family, Food for...more

Ready Access to Farmers Markets Boosts Fruit and Vegetable Consumption
The latest study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center documents community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs to be a practical way for supplying fresh fruits and vegetables to under-served...more




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