User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-National
Category: Food Security :: Hunger
Last updated: Jun 11 2019 10:20 IST RSS 2.0
 
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UC Irvine student government pledges $400,000 to address food insecurity crisis on campus 11.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The student government at UC Irvine declared food insecurity as a campus emergency last week, pledging $400,000 in one-time funds to help hungry students.

The money from the Associated Students of UC Irvine’s reserves — unspent student fee dollars banked from previous years — will go to the FRESH...

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Food security is a huge threat to Singapore — is urban farming the answer? 31.5.2019 GreenBiz.com
The island-state imports most of its food, but is threatened by crop yields and policy changes around the world.
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Immigrants Forgoing Food and Medical Care in Fear of Trump’s Visa Plan 23.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
One in seven immigrants avoided public benefit programs in 2018 out of fear of risking future green card status, the Urban Institute found in a report out Wednesday morning.
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What's Your Moonshot? Meet the Man Using Fish Protein to Feed the Hungry 13.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of NASA astronauts landing on the moon, Newsweek is spotlighting pioneers in science and technology, highlighting their very own moonshots.
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Trump administration considering changes that would redefine the poverty line 9.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The possible change involves a different inflation measure to adjust the poverty threshold annually. Anti-poverty groups worry that many low-income people would be pushed off assistance programs.
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Our system for fighting malnutrition is broken 1.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Malnutrition clinics are either prohibitively distant or not accessible at all. There is a better way.
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UN decade of family farming puts spotlight on food insecurity 24.4.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Food & Health The United Nations has declared the years 2019 to 2028 as the UN Decade of Family Farming, citing the need to stem hunger and work toward food security. The official launch of the decade will take place in May. The UN has identified a number of key issues, including public policies, that promote the development of family farms, the protection of biodiversity, forests necessary to supporting family farms, sustainable fisheries and agroecology. While 2014 was officially the year of family farming, the UN states that, by creating a decade dedicated to family farming , it aims to draw attention to the fact that the people who produce more than 80 per cent of the planet's food paradoxically are often the most vulnerable to hunger.  My hope is that the UN decade will expose and emphasize the real causes of hunger on this planet -- how the creation of hunger is directly linked to environmental degradation and land grabbing; the loss of family farms and farmland to speculation and concentration, an ...
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University of Kentucky Offering $1 Lunches 10.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“You don’t have to ‘out’ yourself to get help."
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More than 750,000 could lose food stamps under Trump administration proposal 1.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Trump administration has proposed changing food stamp rules to require able-bodied adults without children to work 20 hours or more a week or lose benefits.
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The overlooked role of food banks in slashing emissions 29.3.2019 GreenBiz.com
Food banks are helping to tackle hunger and prevent emissions equivalent to the annual carbon output of 2.2 million cars, a new report says.
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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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