At World’s Fair In Italy, The Future Of Food Is On The Table

MAY 31, 2015 7:34 AM ET Sylvia Poggioli http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/05/31/410074678/at-worlds-fair-in-italy-the-future-of-food-is-on-the-table For the next six months, Italy is hosting a dinner party — and the entire world is invited to attend. The event, called Expo Milano 2015, is the latest World's Fair. This year's theme is "feeding the planet, energy for life." The global population is projected … Continue reading At World’s Fair In Italy, The Future Of Food Is On The Table

Small Farmers Are Creating Resilient Local Food Systems Globally

Posted by: : Paul Ebeling Posted on: May 25, 2015: http://www.livetradingnews.com/small-farmers-are-creating-resilient-local-food-systems-globally-105722.htm#.VWjnIdJVikp Below is a discussion on how family farmers, food heroes, and organizations around the world are working to create resilient local food systems. The food system depends on a healthy environment, but poor agricultural practices are responsible for environmental degradation. Beekeepers continue to lose 30 percent of honeybee … Continue reading Small Farmers Are Creating Resilient Local Food Systems Globally

Welcome to the 4th Annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge!

http://www.pbs.org/parents/lunchtimechallenge/home/ Do you have a child between the ages of 8-12? Can you imagine his or her recipe being featured in a cookbook? Or the two of you representing your home state at a Kids’ “State Dinner” at the White House this summer? If so, First Lady Michelle Obama, WGBH Boston, the U.S. Department of … Continue reading Welcome to the 4th Annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge!

Hungry for more University-community partnership seeks healthy food for all

http://nelson.wisc.edu/news/in-common/spring-summer2014/story.php?s=1465 Spring/Summer 2014 | By Meghan Lepisto The majority of food consumed in American cities is transported from at least 1,500 miles away. And yet, in urban areas like Detroit, more than half of the population is out of reach of fresh food, shopping for meals at the corner liquor store or convenience mart. As … Continue reading Hungry for more University-community partnership seeks healthy food for all

National Program Continues to Increase Local Foods in Schools and Provide New Economic Opportunities for Farmers and Ranchers

March 16, 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the release of a request for applications for the USDA's Fiscal Year 2016 round of Farm to School grants. Designed to increase the availability of local foods in eligible schools, these grants help new farm to school programs get started or expand existing efforts, facilitating stronger … Continue reading National Program Continues to Increase Local Foods in Schools and Provide New Economic Opportunities for Farmers and Ranchers