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Category: Food Security :: Hunger
Last updated: Jun 17 2020 23:30 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Meatpacker Theft Sets All-Time Record – Our Nation’s Food Security Is Gone 17.6.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

The May 20th, 2020 USDA retail beef value was reported at $7.58 per pound, up $1.41 per pound from a year ago. Live cattle slaughter weights were reported at 1,370 pounds. Retail beef yield from a 1,370 pound steer or heifer will be around 575 pounds (42% of live weight).

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Which Countries Are Most Vulnerable to Locust Swarms? 19.5.2020 WRI Stories
Which Countries Are Most Vulnerable to Locust Swarms? Comments|Add Comment|PrintDesert locusts have been damaging crops and pastures in the Horn of Africa, Arabian Peninsula and Southwest Asia since October 2019. Photo by Pascal Terjan/Wikimedia Commons Massive swarms of the voracious desert locust have been damaging crops and pastures and crippling communities in the Greater Horn of Africa, Arabian Peninsula and Southwest Asia since October 2019. Following cyclones and widespread rainfall,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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An economic tsunami could soon thrust half a billion people into extreme poverty 11.5.2020 LA Times: Health

The economic devastation the pandemic wreaks on the ultra-poor could ultimately kill more people than the virus itself.

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After COVID-19: How We Can Improve the Global Food System 8.5.2020 WRI Stories
After COVID-19: How We Can Improve the Global Food System Comments|Add Comment|PrintThe impact of COVID-19 greatly affects food and nutrition security. As we build back better, we must also “grow back better” to improve food and land use systems. Photo credit to Masahiro Ihara/Flickr This piece was first written for the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition’s Nutrition Connect blog series on COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted major reflection and attention on the global food... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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As Ramadan starts, Muslim doctors fight hunger, thirst — and the coronavirus 24.4.2020 LA Times: Health

Fasting during Ramadan is one of the pillars of Islam, yet for Muslim healthcare workers, observing the holy month may be especially tough this year.

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Demand for food stamps surges in California as virus takes economic toll 1.4.2020 LA Times: Health

The economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred a record surge in the number of people applying to CalFresh, the state's food stamp program.

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For many Indians, the biggest concern isn't coronavirus. It's hunger 27.3.2020 LA Times: Nation

A three-week lockdown affecting 1.3 billion people has unleashed chaos as stranded migrant workers sleep in streets and police beat curfew-breakers.

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Childhood hunger in the US is a solvable problem 13.3.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
There’s no shortage of food in the country. Here's how one organization is connecting hungry kids to the abundance of food and existing programs previously inaccessible to them.
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There’s a Global Pandemic but the Trump Administration Will Still Cut Food Stamps 12.3.2020 Mother Jones
As new coronavirus cases around the world and in the United States continue to climb, President Donald Trump Wednesday night announced sweeping proposals for financial relief to attempt to protect small businesses and some workers from some of its effects. “Our banks and financial institutions are fully capitalized and incredibly strong,” he said. “This vast economic […]
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As Colorado college students go hungry, state encourages them to apply for SNAP benefits 8.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
SNAP enrollment remains a key tool in fighting hunger on college campuses, state higher education officials agree.
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Trump Isn’t Waging a War on Poverty. He’s Waging a War on Poor People. 14.2.2020 Mother Jones
This week, President Donald Trump released a $4.8 trillion budget proposal that would further decimate the already weakened social safety net. Trump’s plan would make steep cuts to food stamps, Medicaid, housing assistance, and other welfare programs that millions of Americans rely on. But the budget is merely a wish list with no chance of […]
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Trump Just Claimed He’s Weaning People Off Food Stamps. In Truth He’s Kicking Them Off. 5.2.2020 Mother Jones
At the State of the Union speech on Tuesday night, Donald Trump credited his administration for helping lift people out of poverty and off dependence on food stamps, saying that since he became president, 7 million people have stopped using food stamps. But that’s not showing a complete picture. While Trump brags on national television about […]
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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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