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Links 1 through 10 of 24 by govpubs tagged food

"Today, we produce about four billion metric tonnes of food per annum. Yet due to poor practices in harvesting, storage and transportation, as well as market and consumer wastage, it is estimated that 30–50% (or 1.2–2 billion tonnes) of all food produced never reaches a human stomach. Furthermore, this figure does not reflect the fact that large amounts of land, energy, fertilizers and water have also been lost in the production of foodstuffs which simply end up as waste. Institute of Mechanical Engineers. United Kingdom.

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Humanity’s growing appetite for bigger houses, overseas travel, food and consumer goods is the main cause of our most pressing environmental problems, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) which considers the links between the environment and consumption.

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AMS makes a concentrated effort each year, to solicit new and updated market information from farmers market stakeholders in order to keep the listings as accurate and comprehensive as possible. Market information included in the National Farmers Market Directory is voluntary and self-reported to AMS by market managers, representatives from state farmers market agencies and associations, and other key market personnel. Agricultural Marketing Service. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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A free resource providing food retail answers to the integration and implementation of seafood sustainability procurement policies and procedures. Created by FMI’s Sustainable Seafood Committee (SSC). Food Marketing Institute (FMI).

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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is one of the largest safety net programs in the United States, serving 44.7 million individuals in an average month in 2011. Current Population Survey data is used to examine the effect of SNAP on poverty from 2000 to 2009. Economic Research Service. United States Department of Agriculture.

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This report examines trends in USDA’s food and nutrition assistance programs through fiscal 2011. It also summarizes a number of Economic Research Service (ERS) reports on WIC-related topics that were released in fiscal 2011. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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The UK National Ecosystem Assessment (UK NEA) is the first analysis of the UK’s natural environment in terms of the benefits it provides to society and our continuing economic prosperity. It includes an investigation into the monetary and non-monetary value to the economy, society and individuals from various ecosystem services, including how some of these may change in future. Department for Environmental Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). United Kingdom.

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Nontraditional stores, including mass merchandisers, supercenters, club warehouse and dollar stores, have increased their food offerings over the past 15 years and often promote themselves as lower priced alternatives to traditional supermarkets. How much lower are food prices at these stores? Economic Research Service. United States Department of Agriculture.

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This study includes estimates of how each child’s consumption of food away from home, food from school (which includes all foods available for purchase at schools, not only those offered as part of USDA reimbursable meals), and caloric sweetened beverages affects that child’s diet quality and calorie consumption. Economic Research Service (ERS). United States Department of Agriculture.

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Provides access to food and agriculture statistics at the national and subnational levels. The system covers thematic areas such as production, prices, trade and consumption. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

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