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Tuesday 10/01/2013
PlantCare's Irrigation Technology Supports Sustainable Food Production
Updated: April 28, 2014 - 5:43 pm

ZURICH -- Swiss start-up PlantCare has successfully developed an intelligent, self-learning irrigation control system. Experts believe this innovation can achieve the same or even higher crop yields while consuming less water and, at the same time, help combat the increasing shortage of water.

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Tuesday 04/16/2013
Purpose-Designed Crops for Biofuels, Biopower and Biobased Products
Updated: May 15, 2014 - 5:00 pm

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- NexSteppe, a company dedicated to pioneering the next generation of sustainable feedstock solutions for the biobased industries, announced the launch of its first sorghum hybrid products in the U.S. and in Brazil. NexSteppe’s new Malibu sweet sorghum hybrids and Palo Alto high biomass sorghum hybrids offer a tailored alternative for companies seeking a cost-effective feedstock solution for the production of advanced and cellulosic biofuels, biopower and biobased products.

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Monday 11/19/2012
Companies Enter into Joint Venture for Renewable Oils
Updated: April 28, 2014 - 2:56 pm

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Solazyme, Inc., a renewable oil and bioproducts company, announced that it has entered into a Joint Venture Expansion Framework Agreement with Bunge Global Innovation LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bunge Limited, a global agribusiness and food company.

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Wednesday 06/27/2012
Entrepreneurs Seek Food Sustainability Solutions
Updated: April 28, 2014 - 5:47 pm

FLINT, Mich. -- Finding new ways to produce healthy, sustainable food sources for a growing population is a necessity. Austin Lawrence, a current Kettering University student, and Brian Falther, a 2010 Kettering University graduate, are motivated to offer a solution to food sustainability nationwide, starting in Grand Rapids, Mich.

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Monday 04/23/2012
New Resource for Rainwater Catchment System for High Tunnel Irrigation
Updated: May 15, 2014 - 11:09 am

AMES, Iowa -- A potential problem for Iowa fruit and vegetable growers can be turned into a liquid asset, thanks to a one-year research project conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and funded by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture.

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Tuesday 04/03/2012
Soil Moisture Monitoring Reduces Groundwater Contamination
Updated: April 28, 2014 - 5:48 pm

FRESNO, Calif. -- Following the publishing of a recent UC Davis groundwater contamination study, PureSense Environmental Inc. announced its ability to help growers prevent nitrate leaching into groundwater through its soil moisture monitoring technology, giving growers the tools to significantly reduce contamination.

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Tuesday 03/27/2012
Anvil Launches Organic Garden Program with Schools
Updated: April 28, 2014 - 5:40 pm

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Anvil Knitwear, manufacturers of the Anvil Eco Collection for the imprintables and private label apparel markets, announced its sponsorship of the Earth Day Organic Indoor Learning Garden program in partnership with Earth Day New York. The program provides organic container gardens to classrooms in public schools in New York City. Anvil's goal is to equip 10 percent of the city's schools with an organic garden by next year's Earth Day 2013 Celebration.

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Wednesday 01/26/2011
Report: Global Warming to Continue Rise in Food Prices
Updated: May 12, 2014 - 3:09 pm

SANTA MONICA, California -- A recent report on climate change sees crop prices rising over the next 40 years as the globe heats up, according to an article published in the January issue of Food Nutrition & Science. Using computer modeling, researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) assessed the harmful impact of climate change on food security through 2050.

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Monday 10/18/2010
High Pressure Pasteurization Process Eliminates E. Coli and other Food-Borne Pathogens
Updated: April 28, 2014 - 2:57 pm

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania -- The Safe PacTM Corporation now offers USDA and FDA-approved High Pressure Pasteurization (HPP) to packers, food processors and manufacturers on a contract service basis.

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Saturday 05/29/2010
New Hampshire Recovery Corps

Recipient: Campus Compact For NH

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Friday 03/19/2010
Communities Putting Prevention to Work

Recipient: Hamilton, County of

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Thursday 03/18/2010
Colorado - Obesity Communities Putting Prevention to Work

Recipient: Tri County Health Department

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Friday 02/12/2010
Addition to Farmer's Market pavilion in Salem.

Recipient: Salem Area Community Betterment Association

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Saturday 02/06/2010
Texas - Statewide Policy and Environmental Change - Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Tobacco

Recipient: State Health Services, Texas Department of

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Tuesday 09/15/2009
Farmer's Market

Recipient: Fort Valley City of

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Monday 09/14/2009
Community Development Block Grant

Recipient: City of Los Angeles

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Friday 09/04/2009
Bland County Farmers Market

Recipient: Bland, County of

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Monday 08/31/2009
Galax Farmers Market Enhancement Project

Recipient: City of Galax

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Tuesday 08/18/2009
Cedc Farmer's Market

Recipient: Covington Economic Development Corporation

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