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Tag: Education

Why School Lunch Matters

School lunch matters. It seems obvious enough, but sometimes it helps to remind ourselves of the importance of school nutrition with some solid numbers.

7 Reasons to Celebrate Farmers Markets

This weekend draws to a close National Farmers Market Week and across the country, farmers markets will be celebrating through special events, contests, cooking demonstrations, tastings, and much more. Since [ … ]

Providing the Skills—and the Confidence—Needed to Improve Livelihoods

For most women living in rural and remote parts of India, the day begins as early as 3:00am. The flour for the day’s meals needs grinding, livestock need to be fed, breakfast needs to be cooked, and water needs to be carried from wells, rivers, and streams. And that’s all before the children—usually just the boys— head off to school for the day.

Innovation of the Week: Gathering the Food Growing at our Feet

After many years of studying invasive plant species in Patagonia, Argentina, Dr. Eduardo Rapoport, Professor at the Universidad Nacional Del Camohue, realized that many of the “pests” he was cataloging were edible. As a result, Dr. Rapoport found himself looking at these “pests, invaders, and weeds,” in a very different light.