Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other News

News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.

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



Hunger Watch in Shelby County
According to Shelby County Human Services, food insecurity has tripled in recent years. Shelby County Human Services continues to work in providing food with other community organizations that...more

USDA Announces Loans and Grants to Support Rural Economic Development
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now soliciting applications for loans and grants to support community development projects, business expansion and job creation for rural economic...more

Parent and Children Chats Focusing on Weight Links to Increased Risk for Unhealthy Eating
According to a study published Online First by JAMA Pediatrics, parent and child conversations that delve on weight and size are linked with an increased risk for unhealthy weight-control...more

NY Nonprofit Aims to End Homelessness and Addiction
Project Renewal launched a culinary training program that trains people for food service jobs in hopes of ending cycles of homelessness, addiction and jail time. With its Nonprofit Comfort Food...more

Tech Startups to Tackle Water Issues in California
With California currently experiencing a drought, startups are providing solutions such as drones, aerial imagery and data analytics to help deliver water to only the parts of farmers' fields that...more

Groundbreaking Report to Tackle Malnutrition
A leading-edge report spearheaded by The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science at the New York Academy of Sciences prompts collaborative efforts among more than 50 nutrition experts, along with...more

Home-Delivered Meals for Seniors Mean States Could Save Money
According to a new study from the Brown University public health researchers, if every state in the US has expanded the number of seniors getting meals by just 1 percent, more than a thousand...more

On Forbes Social Entrepreneur Show: Mystery Grain Amaranth and Puente ŗ la Salud
Devin Thorpe of Forbes, also speaker and author of Your Mark On The World, interviews Kate Seely and Katherine Lorenz of Puente a la Salud, a nonprofit organization helping the people of Oaxaca,...more

SNAP Benefit Cuts Foil Chances for Progress
The 2009 Recovery Act's temporary boost to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has expired, resulting in benefit cuts for many program participants, especially children and families...more






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Wealthy Resource Generation: Tax Us More!


Wealthy Resource Generation: Tax Us More!

Resource Generation, a group of young people who grew up wealthy, wish to give something back. They published a letter this week that implies advocacy and participation in structural change that will ultimately improve the resourcing of schools in Pennsylvania.




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