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Category: Food Security :: Hunger
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The Trump Administration Is Getting Sued Over Its New Food Stamps Rule 17.1.2020 Mother Jones
Last month, the Trump administration announced that it was moving forward with its proposed rule that would change the work requirements for those described as “able bodied adults without dependents” who are part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps. Advocates for the poor have estimated that the new rule would cut off  […]
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How 16 initiatives are changing urban agriculture through tech and innovation 2.1.2020 GreenBiz.com
From high-tech indoor farms in France and Singapore to mobile apps connecting urban growers and eaters in India and the United States, here are more than a dozen initiatives using tech, entrepreneurship, and social innovation to change urban agriculture.
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Letters to the Editor: If this economy isn't right for getting off food stamps, when is? 11.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Wages are up and unemployment is at a half-century low. Able-bodied adults should be working to pay for their food, not using food stamps.

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Editorial: There's blood in your guacamole 6.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The winter supermarket avocado is a symbol of our need and our ability to get everything we want all the time – and the consequences. Costs in this case are paid in the form of deadly violence in Mexico.

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Column: Trump finalizes a new attack on food stamp recipients 5.12.2019 LA Times: Business

Trump's latest attack on food stamp recipients will throw 700,000 off the rolls — and more attacks are coming.

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Entrepreneurs and government are teaming up to boost food security in the United Arab Emirates — and beyond 3.12.2019 GreenBiz.com
From vertical farms to fish caves, new technologies aim to boost food production and vanquish hunger.
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Water Could Limit Our Ability to Feed the World. These 9 Graphics Explain Why 26.11.2019 WRI Stories
Water Could Limit Our Ability to Feed the World. These 9 Graphics Explain Why Comments|Add Comment|PrintOne-third of irrigated crops face extremely high water stress, according to data on Aqueduct Food. Photo by Lance Cheung/USDA To feed the world, we need to pay more attention to water. To nourish a growing global population, we’ll need to produce 56% more calories by 2050, while dealing with increasing climate-driven water risks like droughts and competition over resources.  If we don’t... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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RELEASE: One-Third of All Irrigated Crops Face Extremely High Water Stress 26.11.2019 WRI Stories
RELEASE: One-Third of All Irrigated Crops Face Extremely High Water Stress New Aqueduct Food (Beta) tool maps water risk and crops to identify priority hotspots for food and water insecurity WASHINGTON (November 25, 2019)—Competition for water resources is increasing as agriculture, municipalities and industries pull from the same scarce freshwater sources. The World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct tool recently revealed that 17 countries, home to a quarter of the world’s population, face... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Community Food Share fills hunger gap in Boulder County and Broomfield 28.10.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Community Food Share takes aim at hunger in Boulder and Broomfield counties by distributing enough food each day to prepare 24,000 meals.
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Column: Trump proposes denying free school meals to a half-million children 22.10.2019 LA Times: Business

To save thousandths of a percent of the federal budget, Trump wants to throw a half-million children off the school lunch program.

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RELEASE: Global Commission on Adaptation Launches “Year of Action” to Accelerate Climate Adaptation 24.9.2019 WRI Stories
RELEASE: Global Commission on Adaptation Launches “Year of Action” to Accelerate Climate Adaptation More than 75 governments, institutions, civil society organizations, and private sector actors join as partners to advance eight Action Tracks, focused on: Finance and Investment, Food Security and Agriculture, Nature-Based Solutions, Water, Cities, Locally-led Action, Infrastructure, and Preventing Disasters NEW YORK (September 24, 2019) — Building on the momentum of the UN Climate Action... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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RELEASE: At UN Summit, New Commitments of Over $790 Million to Support Climate Adaptation for Over 300 Million Small-Scale Food Producers 24.9.2019 WRI Stories
RELEASE: At UN Summit, New Commitments of Over $790 Million to Support Climate Adaptation for Over 300 Million Small-Scale Food Producers Support led by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank, the European Commission, and the governments of the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and Germany Commitments are part of the Global Commission on Adaptation’s Action Track to advance adaptation for agriculture and food security NEW YORK (September 23, 2019)—At the UN... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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RELEASE: Major Food Retailers & Providers Join New “10x20x30” Food Loss and Waste Initiative 24.9.2019 WRI Stories
RELEASE: Major Food Retailers & Providers Join New “10x20x30” Food Loss and Waste Initiative Commit to Engage Supply Chains in Halving Food Loss and Waste by 2030 New York (September 24, 2019) — Several of the world’s largest food retailers and providers have signed on to a new initiative to engage their supply chains in the fight against food loss and waste. Called “10x20x30,” the initiative brings together 10 of the world’s biggest food retailers and providers to each engage with 20 of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Trump plan would cut food aid for over 35,000 Minnesotans 20.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Some 18,000 children in Minnesota would be affected, according to the Department of Human Services. A public comment period on the proposal ends Monday and interested people can submit their comments online through the Federal Register.
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National Food Bank Day 2019: Where to Help and How to Donate 6.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
On National Food Bank Day, marked on the first Friday in September, you can help contribute to the cause that believes no-one should go to bed hungry.
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Letters to the Editor: Ending hunger in Afghanistan is our best hope for winning peace 3.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

After the U.S. withdraws its forces from Afghanistan, it must make sure that hunger relief organizations continue to receive funding.

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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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