Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other News

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Turning Swimming Pools Into Food Gardens
The Garden Pool, a solar-powered aquaponic greenhouse, was created by innovative couple Dennis and Danielle McClung in 2009 after purchasing a foreclosed home in Mesa, Arizona. With the Garden...more



Cutting Food Stamp Funding May Put 6 Million Americans At Risk
Bread for the World Institute president, Rev. David Beckmann, cautions proposed House cuts for food stamps would increase hunger for six million Americans. Beckmann's warning is entrenched in a...more

Parent Nutrition Report Cards Helpful for Gaining Healthier Nutrition
A pilot study from the Cornell University learns that for healthier nutrition, parents should also receive a nutrition report card. According to Cornell behavioral economists Brian Wansink and...more

OASIS Program Revivify Healthy Habits in Kids
CATCH Healthy Habits, an evidence-based program provided by the OASIS Institute consists of grown up volunteers coaxing grades K-5 kids to "catch healthy habits." The volunteer program is...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

Changes in Food Nutrition Labeling to Help Consumers Make Better Food Choices
Nutrition facts label, introduced 20 years ago, provides consumers with essential information including serving size, number of calories, amount of nutrients per serving, etc. Over the years,...more

A Glimpse Into Clean, Green Fish Farming
According to researchers in the United States, there is a way to make aquaculture clean and green, and locally produced and grown. Sea farmers are now successfully delivering tilapia to seafood...more

One-stop Health Food Shop In West Harlem Entices Residents\
The West Harlem Community Center Healthy Food Hub offers a one-stop health food shop to bring healthy food options for low-income residents. An empty, commercial property was transformed into a...more

Looking Closer at Locally Grown Urban Produce
In a paper recently published in the September-October issue of Journal of Environmental Quality, the findings identify the issues surrounding urban agriculture. Chefs, patrons and communities are...more

Retired Oregon Teacher Leads Food Pantry to Serve Low-Income Students
Chris Ferguson, a retired teacher in the Bethel School District, has led a farmers' market-like food pantry at Cascade Middle School every Monday for the last year. At 62, Ferguson is one of the...more




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