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.

Small Farmers Can Help Reduce Climate Change and World Hunger
The Fair World Project (FWP), a campaign of the Organic Consumers Association, the country's largest network of green and ethical consumers, and The Latin American and Caribbean Network of Fair...more



WRF Leads Family Farming to Reduce Poverty and Boost Food Stability
The World Rural Forum (WRF), an association for meeting and examining rural development, led its campaign to reduce world hunger and poverty. The campaign compelled the U.N. General Assembly to...more

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In a University of Illinois research, an innovative program had two secret weapons in enabling Latino families increase their veggies and fruits intake while lowering soda binges. The study...more

SNAP Continues to Face Deep Cuts in Congress This Thanksgiving
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that renders support to ensure access to food for needy families has suddenly been faced with continuous cuts in Congress. The House-passed...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

Social Enterprise Brings Nutritious Foods to Nairobi Slums
SokoText is a social enterprise which started in London by Suraj Gudka, a Kenya-born London School of Economics graduate. Currently based in Nairobi, Suraj saw a need to help people living in the...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

Volunteers Concoct Desserts at Chocolate Extravaganza
Volunteers slice up of cakes, tortes and other desserts for the Chocolate Extravaganza. The Chocolate Extravaganza event, now in its 22nd year, benefits the Pomerene Center for the Arts, a...more

Urban Orchard Brings to Life Neglected Vancouver Brownfield
Between three to five years, a vacant Vancouver brownfield has been planted with more than 400 fruit-bearing trees. The city of Vancouver calls the site as the largest urban orchard in North...more

Social Enterprise Born of a Desire to Bake Healthy
Durga Menon, a software engineer who resided in the U.S. for 12 years, decided to go back to her home in Bangalore, India. Following her return home, Durga with the aim of promoting healthy eating...more






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Youths in the Middle East Address Unemployment By Creating New Businesses

Youths in the Middle East Address Unemployment By Creating New Businesses
Youths in the Middle East deal with the world’s social problems such as high youth...



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