The Philippines government estimates that nearly four million people have been affected by Typhoon Ketsana, which struck the capital, Manila, and surrounding areas on September 26th. Hundreds of local farmers have been devastated by the typhoon.
The Truth About Trade Technology Global Farmer Network was created to connect farmers around the world – to share agronomic and marketing skills and knowledge, to share ideas that work and challenges to those plans that do not, to learn from each other and to support each other. It is in this spirit that TATT is raising money to alleviate some of the hardship brought on by this disaster.
If you would like to join in the relief efforts, please contact:
Truth About Trade And Technology
309 Court Avenue, Suite 214
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A new report, commissioned by the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation and based on analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Statistics Service, Hawaii’s seed crop industry is experiencing exponential growth and serves as one of the few stable sectors for jobs in the state.
The report highlights the important role biotechnology has played in Hawaii’s expanding seed industry and urges continued research and development.
The entire report can be read here.
The World Food Prize Foundation is sponsoring the Iowa Hunger Summit on October 13thin recognition of World Food Day. For one day, they have asked Iowans to eat a meal of only 400 calories (the equivalent of 2-16oz bottles of Coca-Cola). On that day more than 400 Iowans will gather to focus attention on efforts to combat hunger in Iowa and around the world. Participants will explore the plight of millions of people around the world who subsist on 400 calories a day.
“The idea behind those meals is to give normal Iowans sort of a feel for what it might be like to be dependent on various forms of food aid,” foundation spokesman Justin Cremer said. “We hope it gets them thinking about what their life would be like if this was what they were dependent on for their daily meals.”
Do you think you could survive on 2 - 16oz cokes day?
The entire article can be read here.