User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-National
Category: Food Security :: Hunger
Last updated: Aug 18 2019 21:11 IST RSS 2.0
 
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As Lunch Money Debt Rises Nationwide, 77 Atlanta Schools to Provide Free Meals to Students 18.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Schools will be eligible under a federal program that provides reimbursement for every free breakfast and lunch.
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Here's My Medical Opinion: The Public Charge Rule Threatens the Health of Every Single Person in America 16.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Immigrants are already pulling out of government programs that keep their families healthy for fear of retribution. And when they get sick, we all get sick.
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A systems approach to global agriculture could solve food insecurity 14.8.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Challenges face the global agricultural value chain and food security — but a different way of looking at them could be the solution.
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“People Should Be Terrified”: One Teen’s Hunger Strike Over the Climate Crisis 12.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Food shortages, social disruption, and riots. That’s the future 19-year-old Giovanni Tamacas envisioned during the 10 days he starved himself in the nation’s capital in a hunger strike protest at the lack of action to thwart […]
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New rules can deny green cards for immigrants on food stamps 12.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Trump administration rules that could deny green cards to immigrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance are going into effect, potentially making it more difficult for some to get legal status in the United States.
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Forests in the IPCC Special Report on Land Use: 7 Things to Know 8.8.2019 WRI Stories
Forests in the IPCC Special Report on Land Use: 7 Things to Know Comments|Add Comment|PrintForests act as a globally important carbon sink. Photo by Cesar David Martinez/Avaaz The IPCC’s Special Report on Climate Change, Desertification, Land Degradation, Sustainable Land Management, Food Security, and Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Terrestrial Ecosystems has just been released.  One thing you don’t see in the title is any reference to “forests” or “deforestation.” As in much of the summary of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Would the Latest SNAP Cuts Kick a Bunch of Rich Folks Off Food Stamps? 24.7.2019 Mother Jones
At a Tuesday press conference to explain the department of agriculture’s latest plan to cut eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps, USDA secretary Sonny Perdue pointed to a case in Minnesota. There, he said, “a millionaire recently enrolled in the program, simply to highlight the waste of taxpayer money.”  […]
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3 million could lose food stamp benefits under Trump administration proposal 24.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The administration wants to close what it calls a "loophole" that allows states to give benefits to those who would not otherwise be eligible by raising or eliminating income and asset limits.
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Trump Admin Says Millionaires Are Abusing Foodstamps, So 3.1 Million People Lose Benefits 24.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Unfortunately, automatic eligibility has expanded to allow even millionaires and others who simply receive a TANF-funded brochure to become eligible for SNAP when they clearly don't need it."
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The Trump Administration Just Proposed Kicking 3.1 Million People Off Food Stamps 23.7.2019 Mother Jones
On Tuesday, the Trump administration floated a plan that could strip food stamps from more than 3 million people. The proposed rule change, announced by the Department of Agriculture, would limit the use of “broad based categorial eligibility”—a system, adopted by more than 40 states, that makes some low-income people automatically eligible for food stamps […]
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Column: Trump's plan to throw 3 million people off food stamps shows his cruelty to the poor 23.7.2019 LA Times: Business

After shoveling billions in tax breaks to the rich, Trump wants to take food stamps from 3 million needy people

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Canada Is Joining an International Agreement to Close Ports to Illegal Fishers. It's a Big Deal for Global Food Security 19.7.2019 WRI Stories
Canada Is Joining an International Agreement to Close Ports to Illegal Fishers. It's a Big Deal for Global Food Security Comments|Add Comment|PrintA vessel suspected of illegal fishing. Wikimedia/US Navy Canada announced today that they are the latest country to ratify the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's Agreement on Port State Measures, officially closing their ports to illegal fishers. Canada has the world's longest coastline and is responsible for 2.76 million square kilometers... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
UC Irvine student government pledges $400,000 to address food insecurity crisis on campus 11.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The student government at UC Irvine declared food insecurity as a campus emergency last week, pledging $400,000 in one-time funds to help hungry students.

The money from the Associated Students of UC Irvine’s reserves — unspent student fee dollars banked from previous years — will go to the FRESH...

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Food security is a huge threat to Singapore — is urban farming the answer? 31.5.2019 GreenBiz.com
The island-state imports most of its food, but is threatened by crop yields and policy changes around the world.
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Immigrants Forgoing Food and Medical Care in Fear of Trump’s Visa Plan 23.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
One in seven immigrants avoided public benefit programs in 2018 out of fear of risking future green card status, the Urban Institute found in a report out Wednesday morning.
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What's Your Moonshot? Meet the Man Using Fish Protein to Feed the Hungry 13.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of NASA astronauts landing on the moon, Newsweek is spotlighting pioneers in science and technology, highlighting their very own moonshots.
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Trump administration considering changes that would redefine the poverty line 9.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The possible change involves a different inflation measure to adjust the poverty threshold annually. Anti-poverty groups worry that many low-income people would be pushed off assistance programs.
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Our system for fighting malnutrition is broken 1.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Malnutrition clinics are either prohibitively distant or not accessible at all. There is a better way.
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UN decade of family farming puts spotlight on food insecurity 24.4.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Food & Health The United Nations has declared the years 2019 to 2028 as the UN Decade of Family Farming, citing the need to stem hunger and work toward food security. The official launch of the decade will take place in May. The UN has identified a number of key issues, including public policies, that promote the development of family farms, the protection of biodiversity, forests necessary to supporting family farms, sustainable fisheries and agroecology. While 2014 was officially the year of family farming, the UN states that, by creating a decade dedicated to family farming , it aims to draw attention to the fact that the people who produce more than 80 per cent of the planet's food paradoxically are often the most vulnerable to hunger.  My hope is that the UN decade will expose and emphasize the real causes of hunger on this planet -- how the creation of hunger is directly linked to environmental degradation and land grabbing; the loss of family farms and farmland to speculation and concentration, an ...
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University of Kentucky Offering $1 Lunches 10.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“You don’t have to ‘out’ yourself to get help."
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