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Battle for Grain

The policy was first put into practice in 1925 when high tariffs were placed on imported bread in a similar way to the Corn Laws in Britain during the 19th century. By doing this they hoped that Italians would need to produce more of their own br ...

                                               

Beef hormone controversy

The Beef Hormone Dispute is one of the most intractable agricultural controversies since the establishment of the World Trade Organization. It has sometimes been called the "beef war" in the media, similarly to the UK–EU Beef war over the mad cow ...

                                               

Berkeley Student Food Collective

The Berkeley Student Food Collective is a collectively operated non-profit grocery market founded by students of the University of California, Berkeley near the Berkeley campus. The market aims to expand student access to as many organic, locally ...

                                               

Borlaug Dialogue

The Norman E. Borlaug International Symposium, commonly known as the Borlaug Dialogue, is an annual international symposium tackling the topic of "global food security" organized by The World Food Prize Foundation. Past symposia have focused on t ...

                                               

British Restaurant

British Restaurants were communal kitchens created in 1940 during the Second World War to help people who had been bombed out of their homes, had run out of ration coupons or otherwise needed help. In 1943, 2.160 British Restaurants served 600.00 ...

                                               

Center for Global Food Issues

The Center for Global Food Issues is a project of the Hudson Institute, a conservative U.S. think tank. It describes its aims as to promote agricultural free trade, encourage technical innovation in agriculture, and raise environmental awareness ...

                                               

CulinaryCorps

CulinaryCorps is an American non-profit organization that recruits culinary students and professionals to volunteer their professional skills on trips to communities in the United States.

                                               

DAD-IS

DAD-is the acronym of the worldwide Domestic Animal Diversity Information System of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, within the FAOs management of animal genetic resources programme. It includes a searchable database o ...

                                               

European Vegetarian Union

The European Vegetarian Union is a non-profit, non-governmental umbrella organisation for vegetarian societies and groups in Europe. The union works in the areas of vegetarianism, nutrition, health, consumer protection, the campaign for animal ri ...

                                               

Fairfood International

Fairfood is an Amsterdam-based, technology-driven non-profit organization that advocates a sustainable and fair global food system. While using innovative technologies such as blockchain, the organization strives for a transparent food system in ...

                                               

Farina bona

Farina bona or farina seca is a traditional product from Valle Onsernone in Switzerland. It is a type of corn flour, obtained by fine-milling the toasted grain. Historically, it was part of the daily meal of the inhabitants of the Valle Onsernone ...

                                               

Farm-to-table

Farm-to-table is a social movement which promotes serving local food at restaurants and school cafeterias, preferably through direct acquisition from the producer. This might be accomplished by a direct sales relationship, a community-supported a ...

                                               

Food Assistance Convention

The Food Assistance Convention is an international treaty relating to food assistance. It was adopted on 25 April 2012 in London. The treaty aims at "addressing the food and nutritional needs of the most vulnerable populations" and includes mecha ...

                                               

Food Balance Sheet

Food balance sheet shows a brief picture of the pattern of the food supply of a country. For each food item, it sketches the primary commodity availability for human consumption i.e. the sources of supply and its utilization in terms of nutrient ...

                                               

Food for Peace

In different administrative and organizational forms, the Food for Peace program of the United States has provided food assistance around the world for more than 50 years. Approximately 3 billion people in 150 countries have benefited directly fr ...

                                               

Food in occupied Germany

American food policy in occupied Germany refers to the food supply policies enacted by the U.S., and to some extent its dependent Allies, in the western occupation zones of Germany in the first two years of the ten-year occupation of Western Germ ...

                                               

Food policy

Food policy is the area of public policy concerning how food is produced, processed, distributed, and purchased. Food policies are designed to influence the operation of the food and agriculture system. This often includes decision-making around ...

                                               

Food power

In international politics, food power is the use of agriculture as a means of political control whereby one nation or group of nations offers or withholds commodities from another nation or group of nations in order to manipulate behavior. Its po ...

                                               

Food safety

Food safety is used as a scientific discipline describing handling, preparation, and storage of food in ways that prevent food-borne illness. The occurrence of two or more cases of a similar illnesses resulting from the ingestion of a common food ...

                                               

Food speculation

Food speculation is betting on food prices in financial markets. Food speculation by global players like banks, hedge funds or pension funds is alleged to cause price swings in staple foods such as wheat, maize and soy - even though too large pri ...

                                               

The Food Wars

The Food Wars is a 2009 book by Walden Bello which examines the food crisis and issues relating to food security. It was originally published on 25 September 2009, ISBN 978-1-84467-331-5.

                                               

Foodshed

A foodshed is the geographic region that produces the food for a particular population. The term is used to describe a region of food flows, from the area where it is produced, to the place where it is consumed, including: the land it grows on, t ...

                                               

Free Cakes for Kids UK

Free Cakes for Kids UK is a not-for-profit community service to families who find it difficult to provide a birthday cake for their child. Cakes are baked by volunteers, who operate in local and independent groups across the country.

                                               

Freedom fries

Freedom fries was a politically motivated renaming for French fries in the United States. The term was born in 2003 when the then Republican Chairman of the Committee on House Administration, Bob Ney, renamed the menu item in three Congressional ...

                                               

Global Hunger Index

The Global Hunger Index is a tool that measures and tracks hunger globally, by region, and by country. The GHI is calculated annually, and its results appear in a report issued in October each year. Created in 2006, the GHI was initially publishe ...

                                               

GO TEXAN

Go Texan day sponsored by the Texas Department of Agriculture, whose purpose is to encourage consumers to seek and purchase Texas-made products. The GO TEXAN campaign began in 1999 to focus on Texas agricultural products. Later, the campaign expa ...

                                               

Cura Annonae

In ancient Rome, the Roman government used the term Cura Annonae, in honour of their goddess Annona, to describe the import and distribution of grain to the residents of the city of Rome. Rome imported most of the grain consumed by its population ...

                                               

India State Hunger Index

The India State Hunger Index is a tool to calculate hunger and malnutrition at the regional level in India. It is constructed in the same fashion as the Global Hunger Index 2008 and was calculated for 17 states in India, covering more than 95 per ...

                                               

International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development

The International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development was a three-year international collaborative effort initiated by the World Bank in 2002, which evaluated the relevance, quality and effectiveness of ag ...

                                               

International Food Policy Research Institute

The International Food Policy Research Institute is an international agricultural research center founded in the early 1970s to improve the understanding of national agricultural and food policies to promote the adoption of innovations in agricul ...

                                               

International trade and water

International trade and water is the relationship between international trade and the water being used by humans. The substantial increase in human population during the 20th century combined with rapid increases in overall global economic develo ...

                                               

King Corn (film)

King Corn is a documentary film released in October 2007 that follows college friends Ian Cheney and Curtis Ellis as they move from Boston to Greene, Iowa to grow and farm an acre of corn. Coincidentally, the trip also takes them back to where bo ...

                                               

Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health

Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health is the title of a global policy consultation and international conference to be held in New Delhi, India from 10–12 February 2011, which will examine the linkages between work undertaken i ...

                                               

Local food

Local food is food that is produced within a short distance of where it is consumed, often accompanied by a social structure and supply chain different from the large-scale supermarket system. Local food or "locavore" movements aim to connect foo ...

                                               

Magen Tzedek

Magen Tzedek, originally known as Hekhsher Tzedek, is a complementary certification for kosher food produced in the United States in a way that meets Jewish Halakhic standards for workers, consumers, animals, and the environment, as understood by ...

                                               

Mission Mercal

Mission Mercal is a Bolivarian Mission established in Venezuela under the government of Hugo Chavez. The Mission involves a state-run company called Mercados de Alimentos, C.A., which provides subsidised food and basic goods through a nationwide ...

                                               

Norwegian butter crisis

The Norwegian butter crisis began in late 2011 with an acute shortage of butter and inflation of its price across markets in Norway. The shortage caused soaring prices and stores stocks of butter ran out within minutes of deliveries. According to ...

                                               

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is an American animal rights organization based in Norfolk, Virginia, and led by Ingrid Newkirk, its international president. A nonprofit corporation with nearly 400 employees, it claims that it has 6.5 ...

                                               

Prajateerpu

Prajateerpu was a participatory action research initiative on the future of food and farming in Andhra Pradesh that took place on 25 June – 1 July 2001 at the Government of Indias Farmer Liaison Centre in Algole Village, Zaheerabad Taluk, Medak D ...

                                               

Prodrazvyorstka

Prodrazvyorstka was a policy and campaign of confiscation of grain and other agricultural products from peasants at nominal fixed prices according to specified quotas. The term is commonly associated with war communism during the Russian Civil Wa ...

                                               

Public distribution system

The Indian food security system was established by the Government Of India under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution to distribute food and non-food items to Indias poor at subsidised rates. This scheme was first starte ...

                                               

Rationing in the United Kingdom

Rationing was introduced temporarily by the British government several times during the 20th century, during and immediately after a war. At the start of the Second World War in 1939, the United Kingdom was importing 20 million long tons of food ...

                                               

Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System

The Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System was established in 2006 and compiles and analyzes information to help design and evaluate rural development strategies and monitor the progress of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture D ...

                                               

Rice Christian

Rice Christian is a stereotype term used to describe someone who has formally declared himself/herself a Christian for material benefits rather than for religious reasons. The term comes from Asian countries, such as India, China and Japan. Conce ...

                                               

Right to food

The right to food, and its variations, is a human right protecting the right for people to feed themselves in dignity, implying that sufficient food is available, that people have the means to access it, and that it adequately meets the individua ...

                                               

Right to Food Guidelines

The Voluntary Guidelines to support the Progressive Realization of the Right to Adequate Food in the Context of National Food Security, also known as the Right to Food Guidelines, is a document adopted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of ...

                                               

Shopped

Shopped: The Shocking Power Of British Supermarkets is a book by British author and investigative journalist Joanna Blythman first published by Fourth Estate in 2004. Described by one reviewer as "an emotive and bitter attack on eat to a few powe ...

                                               

Short food supply chains

Short food supply chain is a broad range of food production-distribution-consumption configurations, such as farmers markets, farm shops, collective farmers shops, community-supported agriculture, solidarity purchase groups. More in general, a fo ...

                                               

Slow Food

Slow Food is an organization that promotes local food and traditional cooking. It was founded by Carlo Petrini in Italy in 1986 and has since spread worldwide. Promoted as an alternative to fast food, it strives to preserve traditional and region ...

                                               

Slow Food Nation

Slow Food Nation was an event organized by Slow Food USA, which celebrates slow and sustainable foods. Slow Food Nation attracted an estimated audience of more than 50.000 people. Held over the Labor Day weekend from August 29 to September 1, 200 ...