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Michigan Good Food Fund Provides Loans to Expand Food Access

Michigan makes you think of cars instead of farms, but the truth is that the Wolverine State grows some of the best local…

France Bans Large Supermarkets From Wasting Food

In search of a way to curb hunger, France becomes the first country to ban supermarkets from throwing away unsold food. The initiative…

Dietary Guidelines Consider Planet’s Health

“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” These seven words are author and sustainable food advocate Michael Pollan’s sage advice on how to…
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Abu Dhabi Project Could Transform Aquaculture and Aviation Biofuels

A pilot project promising sustainable aquaculture and biofuel generation in Masdar City was announced yesterday at a press conference in Abu Dhabi.
Robert T. Fraley of Monsanto Co. delivers his address on agriculture's role in mitigating global challenges. Water for Food conference. WFF conference in Bellevue WA. October 21, 2014. Photo by Craig Chandler / University Communication — at 2014 Water for Food Conference.

Five Data Tools Used to Improve Water and Food Security

As the world population soars toward 9 billion people, the demand for food is expected to more than double. Lack of water is…
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Climate Change Requires New Approaches to Food Security

In the past, efforts to feed the world focused on boosting agricultural output to produce more food, but today's challenges – including climate…
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Oregon Soup Factory Stops Production Monthly to Feed the Hungry

Oregon-based natural foods company Pacific Food is donating line time at its factory to produce a minimum of 24,000 cartons of soup per…

General Mills’ Big Sustainable Sourcing Commitment

General Mills (GM) has announced that it will be making changes to how it harvests and packages 10 of the top ingredients that…
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Why Global Food Solutions Need Women

"We need women playing a role at all levels, from product development to government policy – alongside their role as consumers, making choices…

Sustainable Tuna Key Component of Food Security Worldwide

Mike Crispino of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation explains the connection between fisheries management, food security and jobs for coastal and island countries.

SNAP and the Super Mayor: Food Security is What Matters

Last week, the food justice movement received a publicity boost when Newark mayor Cory Booker announced that he would try living off of…

Call on UN Security Council to Make Water Security a Priority

Joined by UNU-INWEH and Canada's Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, the InterAction Council is calling on world leaders to take the lead in…
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The Global Land Grab, The Next Human Rights Challenge For Business

For five years, companies and governments have acquired or signed long term leases for land in Africa, Latin America and SE Asia with…

Financing and the Small Regional Farmer

Our food system has become increasingly complex, and created barriers that make it very difficult for small regional farmers to successfully bring their…

New Report: Poor Working Conditions Among Food Workers

A new report released by the Food Chain Workers Alliance, looks at the wages and working conditions of workers across the entire food chain, for…