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Feb 13, 2013, 08:00 ET

Barilla Center For Food And Nutrition (BCFN) To Speak At United Nations Meeting On Food Security And Nutrition

The Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN) is pleased to announce that its Advisory Board Member, Ellen Gustafson, will be a discussant at...

Jan 28, 2013, 11:22 ET

Seventy Five Percent of Formulated Foods Use Sweeteners

 The January issue of Food Nutrition & Science reviews a new study from the University of North Carolina reveals that 75 percent of...

Dec 26, 2012, 10:55 ET

Food Nutrition & Science Examines America's Obesity Issues

 Non Profit Organizations and for profit companies such as supermarket retailers and product manufacturers are becoming more involved in...

Nov 27, 2012, 10:00 ET

Urban Farms Destroyed by Hurricane Sandy Will Hurt Food Supply

Hurricane Sandy devastated urban farms in New York City and New Jersey and now those farms are facing immeasurable crop losses that may take years...

Nov 27, 2012, 09:15 ET

International Experts to Discuss Global Food Issues at the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition's 4th International Forum in Milan, November 28-29

Today, more than 865 million people suffer from hunger, while more than one and a half billion are overweight or obese. By 2050, a 70 percent...

Oct 29, 2012, 13:00 ET

Hospitals Nationwide Join Urban Rooftop Farming Trend

Hospitals around the country are the latest to join the rooftop farming trend that provides patients with the freshest produce available....

Sep 24, 2012, 10:00 ET

The Government Doesn't Regulate Use Of Antibiotics In American Farm Animals

 Although antibiotic use in humans is closely monitored by our nation's health care system, there is no equivalent monitoring for animals as...

Aug 27, 2012, 10:00 ET

Drought of 2012 Will Effect Food Prices

 Farmers and ranchers are feeling the heat as a result of this summer's dry and hot weather, considered the worst American drought in nearly 50...

Aug 23, 2012, 15:15 ET
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Students Around The World Have Just Over Two Weeks To Help The Planet

 As the academic year kicks off, the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN) invites students around the world to submit their ideas...

Jul 30, 2012, 10:30 ET

New School Cafeteria Guidelines Make A Healthier Back-To-School Season

When students arrive at school this fall, their cafeteria will look a lot different. School meals must meet new federal nutrition standards...

Jul 17, 2012, 09:15 ET
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Barilla Center For Food And Nutrition Calls For Global Action To Address Obesity

 Obesity is becoming a global epidemic and is especially worrying in industrialized countries. Nearly 1.5 billion people – 20% of...

Jul 12, 2012, 02:57 ET

Le Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition appelle l'Europe à lutter contre le gaspillage alimentaire

Lutter efficacement contre le gaspillage alimentaire nécessite une action politique ainsi qu'une sensibilisation des consommateurs, selon une...

Jul 12, 2012, 02:55 ET

Spreco alimentare: stiamo gettando il nostro futuro?

Il Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition si rivolge all'Europa per contrastare il fenomeno del food waste Affrontare efficacemente lo spreco...

Jul 12, 2012, 02:54 ET

Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Calls on Europe to Tackle Food Waste

Effectively tackling food waste demands political action as much as consumer awareness, according to a new study presented in Brussels today by...

Jun 25, 2012, 10:00 ET

Retail Food Companies Sign On To "The Campaign for Fair Food" To Help Increase Farm Wages

 Ten retail food giants including McDonalds, Subway, Burger King, Sodexo, Aramark, Compass Group, Whole Foods, and Trader Joe's have signed...

Jun 25, 2012, 09:15 ET
Sustainable Food Systems Advocate Ellen Gustafson Joins the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Advisory Board.(PRNewsFoto/Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition)

Barilla Center For Food And Nutrition Announces Appointment Of New Advisory Board Member

 The Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ellen Gustafson to its external Global Advisory...

May 29, 2012, 10:30 ET

Purple Heart Recipient Opens 13-Acre Farm to Teach and Help Disabled Veterans

 In 1995, Adam Burke joined the Army and for nine years served as Infantry squad leader. After 16 months of fighting in Iraq, Burke was injured...

Apr 30, 2012, 09:30 ET

California "Cottage Foods" Might Be Coming To A Market Near You

 The California Homemade Food Act (AB 1616) – more commonly known as the California Cottage Food Bill – passed the California...

Apr 20, 2012, 13:59 ET
The Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Presents "Eating Planet 2012" -- New Book Points to Food, Farming as Key to Improving Health, Environment, and Equality Worldwide.  (PRNewsFoto/Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition)

The Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Presents "Eating Planet 2012"

Worldwide, 30 percent of food is wasted, 1 billion people go to bed hungry each night while another 1 billion suffer from health problems related...

Mar 26, 2012, 10:30 ET

Does Raw Milk do a Body Good? The Raw Milk Debate Continues

 In the U.S., only 10 states can currently sell raw milk for purchase and in 15 others, only on-farm sales are allowed. Meanwhile, in...