User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-National
Category: Food Security :: Hunger
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Food stamps for soda: Time to end billion-dollar subsidy for sugary drinks? 29.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
SNAP provides nutrition assistance for about 42 million Americans, but critics say now is the time to restructure the $70 billion annual program in a way that promotes healthier food choices.
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5 questions: Penn neuroscientist examines how the brain controls when and why we eat 23.10.2018 Philly.com News
Amber Alhadeff is one of five women nationally chosen this year to receive a $60,000 grant from L'Oréal USA as part of its For Women in Science fellowship program.
16 apps helping companies and consumers prevent food waste 12.10.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
These technologies are fighting both hunger and climate change.
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As Trump moves against poorer immigrants, a West Philly leader fights back 1.10.2018 Philly.com News
Many people applying for visas to enter the country, or for green cards that permit legal permanent residency, could be denied if they are deemed likely to rely on government assistance.
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'Tsunami' of free food for the hungry is coming. Will it be too much to handle? 1.10.2018 Philly.com News
$1.2 billion of pork, apples, grapefruit, juices, cheese and other commodities will be distributed to help about 40 million Americans who don't have enough to eat.
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Trade and food security are linked — and both are in danger 27.9.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Climate change is disrupting our agricultural production, and we'll need international agreements to solve the global challenge.
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The fight against world hunger is going in the wrong direction 12.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A U.N. report shows that the number of people around the world who aren't getting enough to eat has been increasing by millions since 2014.
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News on hunger, deprivation set to come during 'Poverty Week' 10.9.2018 Philly.com News
Perhaps more than any other single time during the year, early September is when America takes stock of its poorest citizens.
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World Food Programme head urges business to help reduce hunger 8.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In Minneapolis, the head of the U.N.'s World Food Programme said feeding the hungry is crucial to fighting terrorism and preventing war, and urged food companies to be more productive.
Trump Administration moves to penalize immigrants for using government benefits 20.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The idea has already sparked warnings about consequences for immigrants and the nation's health care system.
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How SNAP and Medicaid Work Requirements Will Hurt Workers 2.8.2018 American Prospect
trickle-downers.jpg On any given day, you’re likely to interact with a lot of people who work in the low-wage labor market. They’re the laborers you pass on the street, the retail clerks in a shop you frequent, the cooks or wait staff at a restaurant you like. They might be your family, friends, and coworkers. Maybe you yourself work in one of these occupations—after all, many millions of Americans do. While conservatives might paint adults who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, commonly called food stamps) benefits and Medicaid as idle people who don’t want to work, the data don’t validate that assumption. Adults who rely on SNAP and Medicaid for help paying for their groceries and health care are often those same low-wage workers. But their work is largely volatile and unstable, and it comes without such key work supports as paid sick and family leave and affordable child care. That’s why the recent policy push to institute harsh work requirements in both SNAP and Medicaid is ...
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Is the war on poverty 'a success,' as the Trump administration proclaims? 27.7.2018 Philly.com News
But up in Fairhill, Philadelphia's poorest neighborhood, you might ask: If this is victory, what does defeat look like?
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Changes to food stamps could deny benefits to thousands 23.7.2018 Philly.com News
A bill in the U.S. House of Representatives would mandate enhanced work requirements for people receiving SNAP, denying benefits to those who work fewer than 20 hours a week.
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The SNAP Crisis at Farmers Markets Across the Country 19.7.2018 American Prospect
Edwin Remsberg / VWPics via AP Images Crates of green peppers, cucumbers, peaches and tomatoes for sale at a farmer's market in Westminster, Maryland  It’s a sunny Friday afternoon in the North Side neighborhood of Pittsburgh, where the North Side farmers market sets up each week. As shoppers mill about to music that’s wafting over from a nearby festival, a long line has formed at the tent operated by Just Harvest, a local anti-hunger nonprofit. Surrounded by a couple dozen vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, cheeses, jams, and jellies, Just Harvest staff assist recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, previously called food stamps) so that they’ll be able to use their SNAP benefits to buy any fresh food item at the market. But farmers’ business at the North Side market and other such markets across Pittsburgh—and the thousands of SNAP participants that buy from them—are currently threatened by an Agriculture Department contracting decision. Because of a change in ...
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Hunger, fear, desperation: What came of an ordinary ICE raid 9.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
It had taken a decade for Brandon Tomas Tomas to establish a life in America: a wife, a steady job and five American-born children. It took 20 seconds for that life to be taken away.
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Fighting summer hunger block by block, lunch by lunch 21.6.2018 Philly.com News
An unpaid neighborhood do-gooder in partnership with some powerful allies - the U.S. government and the Roman Catholic Church - distributes free lunches and snacks in Franklinville.
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Attacking people in poverty for buying birthday cakes and other treats with food stamps 18.6.2018 Philly.com News
"To be honest, race plays a part."
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Social enterprise improves food security in Garden Hill First Nation 15.6.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Marina Puzyreva Food insecurity is a pressing problem for thousands of Indigenous people living in remote reserves in the North of Manitoba. The new CCPA Manitoba report Harnessing the Potential of Social Enterprise in Garden Hill First Nation explores in-depth the themes around food insecurity: people's incomes and spending on food, health issues related to food consumption and traditional food culture. It also suggests ways to increase food accessibility and affordability through local efforts and appropriate public policies. Although the study is community specific, it echoes many problems faced by other northern communities. Garden Hill First Nation (GHFN) is a remote community located 610 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Similar to many northern communities, in GHFN the history of colonialism, assimilation and the legacy of residential schools have shaped the egregious conditions of poverty that many on-reserve residents struggle with every day: notably high rates of unemployment, a ...
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School's almost out, free meal sites prepare for summer 7.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Sites throughout the state will feed children and teens younger than 19, free breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
Food rescuers race to battle waste, hunger 4.6.2018 Philly.com News
There's an increasing number of people who see both the food surplus, and the deficit among people in need, and cannot abide the imbalance.
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