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How DSM is embracing the Sustainable Development Goals 9.1.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The food supply giant is pursuing five of the SDGs to drive its sustainability efforts, including the mission to eradicate hunger.
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USDA: Food stamps will be funded through February 9.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The USDA said it can fund SNAP through February thanks to the short-term funding bill that ran out on Dec. 22.
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Here’s What the USDA’s New Nutrition Rules Mean for the 30 Million Children Eating School Lunches 2.1.2019 Mother Jones
Earlier this month, the US Department of Agriculture issued new nutrition standards for school lunches that make it easier for schools to offer less healthy meals to students. The new rules significantly dilute the high standards set by the Obama administration’s 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which required that federally subsidized school lunch programs provide meals that meet […]
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A season's greeting from the Trump administration: New work requirements for food stamps 25.12.2018 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: Bravo to The Times for a straightforward explanation of the Draconian efforts of the Trump administration to limit the use of food stamps by a segment of the population who may need them to eat.

It harks back to the season’s Ebenezer Scrooge, who denied help to the needy, preferring...

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Sidestepping Congress, Trump administration proposes more work rules for food stamps 20.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Agriculture Department wants to limit states' ability to apply for exemption waivers. It wants more able-bodied people to work in exchange for federal food benefits.
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Trump May Have Found Yet Another Way To Kick Poor Families Off Food Stamps 19.12.2018 Mother Jones
The farm bill—once-every-five-years mega-legislation that shapes US agriculture and hunger policy—finally sits on President Donald Trump’s desk, after recently passing through the lame-duck Congress. It’s missing something the president and Republicans in the US House really, really wanted: ramped-up work requirements for recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as food stamps), the biggest […]
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House Passes Farm Bill, Sends It to President Trump's Desk for Signature 13.12.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The House of Representatives passed a five-year farm bill Wednesday, sending the critical agriculture package to President Trump’s desk after the Senate overwhelmingly passed the legislation earlier this week.
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Work Requirements in Farm Bill Are Off the Table 12.12.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Seth Wenig A supermarket displays stickers indicating they accept food stamps in West New York, New Jersey.  This week, the House and Senate finally came to an agreement on the farm bill, the legislation that authorizes farm subsidies as well as nutrition programs, like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps.  While the previous bill had expired in September, lawmakers came to an impasse over whether to sharply limit food stamp eligibility. In a victory for low-income Americans, the final version contained no such provision.  Passing the farm bill, generally a bipartisan endeavor, had hit roadblocks as House Republicans attempted to attach stringent work requirements to SNAP that would have threatened benefits for more than  two million  low-income people. The Senate version contained no such requirements. The conference committee charged with resolving the two versions  released  the compromise bill on Monday—and work requirements were not included, ...
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World hunger rose for three years running, and climate change is a cause 21.11.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
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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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