"Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition" will be the focus of World Food Day in 2013.
The official World Food Day theme – announced at the start of every year by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) – gives focus to World Food Day observances and helps increase understanding of problems and solutions in the drive to end hunger.
World Food Day is a great opportunity to reflect on food production and consumption.
Permanent residences, division of labor, central government, and complex technologies—all essential for advancing civilizations—could not have been developed without the move from hunting-gathering to farming.
Technology: Related to historical events, what does farming have to do with invention and innovation?
With tens of thousands of different foods and beverages available to U.S. food shoppers, companies compete for customers through a variety of means—pricing strategies, advertising, shelf placement, coupons, and more. Food companies also seek to woo shoppers by including voluntary health-and nutrition-related (HNR) claims on their products. Learn more about how these labeling claims are made.
Society - Food News: Labeling has become a big issue for some consumers, but what do the labeling terms mean?
In 1832 naturalist Prince Alexander Philipp Maximilian (1782-1867), ruler of the small state of Neuwied, Prussia [now in Germany], conducted one of the earliest expeditions to the American West to record the natural history of the region. Read more about what they found and recorded just prior to the U.S. westward expansion.
Society - Historical Events: In this "USDA-National Agricultural Library Special Collection” learn more about westward expansion from journal entries of two great naturalists.