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Category: Food Security :: Hunger
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Trump’s Stricter Work Requirements for Food Stamps Might Actually Lead to Fewer Jobs 18.3.2019 Mother Jones
When President Donald Trump released his latest budget blueprint on March 11, one of the items on the chopping block was the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more commonly known as SNAP or food stamps, which the president proposed cutting by $220 billion over the next decade. But that isn’t the only way the Trump administration […]
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Robert Earl Council Transferred During Hunger Strike 13.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“I suspect that he will wear down physically more quickly than he will wear down mentally.” 
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How urban agriculture could improve food security in U.S. cities 22.2.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Cuba offers interesting lessons for how to develop urban agriculture, including government-allocated land and agroecological methods that deliver high yields and diverse crops in small spaces.
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Lawmakers seek probe of ICE force-feeding of immigrants 20.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Nearly 50 Democratic lawmakers called for a watchdog investigation of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday after the agency confirmed it had been force-feeding immigrant detainees on a hunger strike.
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A specter hangs over Nigeria's presidential election: hunger 15.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Salamatu Jibril takes one look at 1-month-old Sufiyan, drowsy under a heavy blanket on a sweaty day in northern Nigeria, and knows there’s a problem.

“The child is 2.7 kilograms [5.9 pounds] and is wasted,” Jibril says, using a term that specialists commonly ascribe to children who don’t weigh...

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ICE is force-feeding immigration detainees on hunger strike 31.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Federal immigration officials are force-feeding six immigrants through plastic nasal tubes during a hunger strike that's gone on for a month inside a Texas detention facility, the Associated Press has learned.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says 11 detainees at the El Paso Processing...

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Obesity, climate change and hunger must be fought as one, health experts declare 28.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Maybe, when it comes to finding a way out of a global crisis of obesity, we’re just thinking too small.

Maybe the steps needed to reverse a pandemic of unhealthy weight gain are the same as those needed to solve two other crises of human health: malnutrition and climate change.

So instead of trying...

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For the poor, the safety net in a shutdown doesn't feel safe 21.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Most major aid programs haven't dried up yet. But each day the stalemate in Washington drags on, the U.S. inches closer to what advocates call a looming emergency. Those dependent on the aid are watching closely under a cloud of stress and anxiety.
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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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