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Category: Food Security :: Hunger
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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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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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