School children who attend the Detroit Public Library (DPL) have been in for a treat (literarily and literally) at the after school reading programs at DPL sites throughout the city. Besides words, they have been getting free nutritious snacks to help them concentrate better on the readings. The project is a partnership between DPL, Forgotten Harvest and The Chrysler Foundation.
Back in 2010 we had entomologist John Hafernik on Sea Change Radio to explain what was going on with the honey bees and colony collapse disorder. Today’s guest, Hannah Nordhaus, picks up where Dr. Hafernik left off, with her new book, “The Beekeeper’s Lament.”
With Over 90% of Americans Living in Urban Areas, Many Have Limited Access to Fresh, Healthful Food.
Washington, DC, September 4, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees) announces the launch of Community GrovesSM, a program to improve the health and livability of neighborhoods through planting, maintaining, and harvesting fruit and nut trees.
“Healthy trees make healthy communities, and local food sourcing is enhanced when fruit and nut trees are added to community gardens,” said Carrie Gallagher, Executive Director of ACTrees.
Integrated Approach Pairs Healthy Menus With Nutrition and Wellness Programs at Thousands of Locations across North America
Philadelphia, PA, August 14, 2013 /3BL Media/– ARAMARK is empowering millions to live healthier lives by bringing Healthy for Life™, its commitment to improve health and well-being, to thousands of colleges and universities, workplaces, healthcare facilities and other locations where the company serves more than two billion meals each year.
The Food and Drug Administration has proposed new rules to confirm the safety of imported foods, some of which have caused disease outbreaks in the U.S. The rules are the activating regulations of the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011, which requires importers to meet the same food-purity standards required of U.S. farms and food-processing plants. Without the new rules, no regulations have been in place to enforce the law. Since the Act was passed in 2011 but without rules, there have been eight disease outbreaks linked to imported foods.
We often hear about the resource curse in developing countries in terms of oil or precious minerals — most of us don’t associate the concept with food. But as this week’s guest on Sea Change Radio, food journalist Frederick Kaufman, has chronicled, in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa the resource of fertile land is being exploited in a way that is reminiscent of how other marketable resources have been appropriated.
Bangkok, August 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Thai Union Frozen Products PCL (TUF), Thailand’s leading seafood producer and exporter, today announced it has joined the United Nations’ Global Compact, an initiative that encourages businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies.
New Projects in Peru and Honduras to benefit thousands of coffee-growing families
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - July 29, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Heifer International is proud to announce that Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) (NASDAQ: GMCR), has extended its long-standing relationship with the global hunger nonprofit by committing $1.6 million in funding for two new projects in Peru and Honduras. These projects will reach about 2,200 families in Peru and Honduras who currently struggle to feed themselves adequately year round.
Now Truck Drivers for Distribution Centers Can Track Food Picked Up and Delivered on Mobile Devices, Freeing Resources to Help More Directly Serve 37 Million Food-Insecure Americans
CHICAGO, May 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ - As part of its mission to help the world run better and improve people's lives, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced that it has donated mobile technology and professional services to Feeding America, one of the nation's leading hunger relief organizations.