Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other News

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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



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

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

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

Tomkat Philanthropy Serves Good Food, Banking and Energy
Tom Steyer and his wife, Kathryn Taylor of Tomkat Charitable Trust, aims to serve "good food, good banking and good energy" at their TomKat Ranch known for its certified grass-fed beef in Northern...more

High Prices for Fresh Fruits, Vegetables Associated with Higher Body Fat in Children
According to American University researchers in the journal Pediatrics, high fresh fruits and vegetables prices are linked with higher Body Mass Index (BMI) in young children in low- and...more

Lusby Community Garden Donates Fresh Produce to SMILE Food Pantry
The Helpful Harvest Community Garden is a volunteer-run garden that provides fresh, healthy produce such as vegetables to SMILE's food pantry each year. SMILE Ecumenical Ministries is a...more

Southeast Raleigh Nonprofit Grocery Store Provides Shopping Oasis in Food Desert
The Ship of Zion Ministries and Hope Community Church sponsored a new nonprofit grocery store backed by Whole Foods market. The 900-foot Galley Grocery Store smack dab in Southeast Raleigh shelves...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






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The Social Investment Tax Relief


The Social Investment Tax Relief

The proposed Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) has UK civil society and social organizations stirred up this season. The supposed tax relief on investment in social impact bonds will support the UK social economy.




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