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.

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



Greener Living Tour Helps New Yorkers Save Money and Planet
LG and Good Housekeeping "Greener Living" tour launched its green living advocacy near the Union Square Greenmarket Farmers Market and taught New Yorkers that it's easy being "green". Event...more

How SNAP Works
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps, caters to low-income households and offers them several benefits for purchasing food. SNAP is perceived as a work support that...more

Muslim Groups are Putting Their Faith in Food Banks for Communities in Need
Ali Jawad, a 22-year-old business student and volunteer at a Muslim food bank in London, sees people picking up packaged goods to feed themselves for the next week. Food banks in the UK are...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

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is Saturday, Nov. 16, through Sunday, Nov. 24, at Appalachian State University. The week-long recognition brings attention to issues of national poverty,...more

Higlands College Students Devise Dream Kitchen for People with Disabilities
Highlands College construction technology students have used their design skills to devise a luminous new dream kitchen built for the disabled at the Silver Bow Developmental Disabilities Council in...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

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

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






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Hong Kong Opens its Doors to Social Entrepreneurs

Hong Kong Opens its Doors to Social Entrepreneurs
Hong Kong is one of those places that combinesĀ all the fundamentals for social enterprise. It...



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