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Keenum Appointed to Board of Directors of USDA’s Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas J. Vilsack announced in Washington, D.C., today that Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum has been appointed to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR).

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MH17: GW Experts on Situation in Ukraine

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As Kids Head Back to School, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Says Students Should Expect Healthy Meals

Significant improvements in school meals designed to improve the health of 32 million schoolchildren are taking place nationwide thanks to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, championed by the First Lady Michelle Obama and implemented through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. During Kids Eat Right Month this August, as children head back to the classroom, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says more school meal changes are in store.

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Malaysian Airlines #Flight17 Tragedy: Crisis as Positive Turning Point

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Business Ethics Professor Challenges Current Corporate Culture

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Diane Swanson's challenges the current corporate culture in a new book "Embedding CSR into Corporate Culture: Challenging the Executive Mind."

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Researchers Provide Guide to Household Water Conservation

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A paper co-written by an Indiana University researcher describes how households can reduce water use substantially by simple actions such as installing more efficient appliances and changing day-to-day habits.

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World Bank Awards $209,000 to Georgia State University Economists Working in Pakistan

The World Bank has awarded $209,000 to economists with the International Center of Public Policy (ICEPP) at Georgia State University to conduct impact evaluations in the two northwest regions of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan. Their work will help Pakistan adopt policy measures to stabilize the area as its government, the World Bank and international development organizations invest $2 billion in a multi-year strategy to redevelop its communities and restore citizen trust.

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U.S. Focus on Malaysian Airliner Overshadowing Israel-Gaza Situation

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Repeal of Exclusionary Michigan Licensing Law a Victory for Consumer Health, Says Nutrition Professional Group

The repeal of the Michigan law is the latest significant sign that policy makers are recognizing the growing diversity of the nutrition profession and the benefit to consumer health and job growth by broadening, rather than narrowing, access to nutrition services.

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