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HungerU to Fight Against World Hunger

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HungerU to Fight Against World Hunger

Harvard University students, faculty, staff and members of the community are being invited to experience an opportunity to learn about one of the most pressing global challenges of the next 35 years: world hunger. On April 24, the interactive HungerU mobile exhibit will be in the courtyard area outside of the Harvard Kennedy School from [...]

What Is the Cultural Relevance of Food?

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What Is the Cultural Relevance of Food?

Food in all its myriad forms and meanings is the subject for an upcoming exhibit at the National Quilt Museum. “Food For Thought,” presented by the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), is a selection of 34 fabric artists’ responses to the concept of food, its production, preparation and the cultural relevance of food today. The [...]

Why Insecurity Persists in India’s Food Security Act

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Why Insecurity Persists in India’s Food Security Act

Government fails to understand that such a colossal mass distribution project can’t be implemented without using an automated supply chain management (SCM) system integrated with an online grievance redress interface. By Rakesh Raman The National Food Security Act (NFSA), which aims to provide subsidized food grains to nearly 70% of India’s 1.2 billion people, continues [...]

Michelle Obama Launches Healthy Recipe Challenge

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Michelle Obama Launches Healthy Recipe Challenge

First Lady Michelle Obama is teaming up with PBS flagship station WGBH Boston, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to host the fourth annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids’ “State Dinner” to promote cooking and healthy eating among youth. The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids’ “State Dinner” invites kids, ages [...]

Communist Party Opposes Beef Ban in India

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Communist Party Opposes Beef Ban in India

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) protests against the Maharashtra law, which, apart from the ban on the slaughter of cows, prohibits the slaughter of bulls as well as bullocks. This law has now come into force after Presidential approval. In a statement issued Saturday CPI(M) said the BJP government in the Maharashtra state of [...]

What Are the Benefits of Eating Eggs?

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What Are the Benefits of Eating Eggs?

America’s egg farmers have teamed up with Hollywood icon Kevin Bacon for a new marketing campaign, launched Friday. It is an integrated promotional effort that will bring attention to the many nutritional benefits of the Incredible Edible Egg, just in time for Easter. “With a last name like Bacon, I’m the obvious choice, and I’m [...]

Eating Habits of a Modern Family: Then and Now

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Eating Habits of a Modern Family: Then and Now

A new research report explores changes in consumers’ eating habits over the years — from creating “hybrid homemade meals” to the rise of snacking — and provides guidance on how the food industry can best respond to these changes. Acosta Sales & Marketing, a leading full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods [...]

Countdown Begins for Girl Scout Cookie Program

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Countdown Begins for Girl Scout Cookie Program

National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, which has become a national holiday for Girl Scout Cookie fans, kicks off this Friday, February 27, and runs through March 1, 2015. Girls across the country (U.S.) will sell cookies at booths, door to door, and through Digital Cookie, the first national digital platform that enables girls to learn [...]

Monsanto Rewarded for Sustainable Water Management

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Monsanto Rewarded for Sustainable Water Management

Monsanto Co.’s Antwerp site is claimed to be the first in Flanders to receive a gold-level European Water Stewardship (EWS) certificate. It was announced by the company Wednesday. The certificate acknowledges Monsanto’s expertise in sustainable water management. This award strengthens the Antwerp facility’s leadership role in the Port of Antwerp in terms of water management. [...]

“Potash for Growth” Program Launched in Ethiopia

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“Potash for Growth” Program Launched in Ethiopia

ICL, a global manufacturer of products based on minerals, today announced that it has launched a Potash for Growth program in Ethiopia. The program is designed to unlock the potential of agriculture in Ethiopia by promoting balanced fertilization among Ethiopia’s small and private farmers in order to increase their agricultural productivity and economic benefits from [...]

Avocado: A Heart Healthy Diet for You

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Avocado: A Heart Healthy Diet for You

A moderate fat diet that includes one fresh avocado daily showed greater improvement in certain blood lipid markers when compared to an energy matched moderate fat diet without avocado or a low fat diet without avocado, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Elevated cholesterol in the blood can [...]

Marriott Canvas: A Concept Lab for Food and Beverage Ideas

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Marriott Canvas: A Concept Lab for Food and Beverage Ideas

In a move to harness the passion of a generation of food and drink entrepreneurs, Marriott International is launching Canvas. The ‘first-of-its-kind’ hotel industry program is a global incubator that will help entrepreneurs realize their vision for food and drink concepts in the company’s hotels. The program builds on Marriott’s entrepreneurial heritage dating back to [...]

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