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Scientists Warn of Catastrophe for Food Security in the Mekong 13.3.2012 International Rivers Sitewide RSS Feed

To everyone who is nervously watching the Mekong governments gamble with the region’s food security:  the situation just became more complicated.

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Vicki B. Escarra: Better Nutrition, Healthier Communities 13.3.2012 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
How can someone who faces hunger also be obese? The fact is that the two can and do co-exist.
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In Niger, more than 6 million people face food shortages 12.3.2012 Oxfam International RSS main feed
Humanitarian actors are concerned by the early depletion of food reserves of many Nigerien families and warn of the risk of aggravation of the food and nutrition crisis if the aid response is not rapidly reinforced. Humanitarian actors call for swift and adequate funding to respond to the unfolding crisis Niamey, 12 March 2012 – Humanitarian actors are concerned by the early depletion of food reserves of many Nigerien families and warn of the risk of aggravation of the food and nutrition crisis if the aid response is not rapidly reinforced. According to the national Early Warning System (SAP), more than 6 million Nigeriens need immediate assistance. “The situation of populations, in particular women and children, is deteriorating quickly. We call for a rapid response, consistent and massive response to prevent irreversible situations and to promote durable solutions”, said Humanitarian Coordinator a.i. and also United Nations Resident Coordinator, Fodé Ndiaye. “To cope with food ...
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Tevlin: In Rep. Franson's district, 'animals' are also known as constituents 10.3.2012 Star Tribune: Politics
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'Save Our School!': Students 'Hunger Strike' to Protest Budget Cuts 10.3.2012 CommonDreams.org Headlines

Three California high school students, Anai Rosales (18), Veronica Mandujano (18), and Kayla Ely (17), have been on hunger strike since Wednesday in an effort to reverse a 7-0 vote by their school board to lay-off more than 50 full-time San Leandro High school personnel, including teachers, councilors, administrators, custodians and security.

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Food Stamps' Big Beneficiaries 10.3.2012 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Food stamps are saving many of the nation's poorest children. The food stamp program -- now officially called Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP --...
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Susan Blumenthal, M.D.: Debunking Myths About Food Stamps 9.3.2012 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Food insecurity in America is a major public health concern that has increased significantly during the recent economic recession. The upcoming presidential election has put a spotlight on the increase in SNAP enrollment in recent years.
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Dinner aims to fight hunger 9.3.2012 Post-Bulletin: Austin News

Hunger is a problem in Minnesota.

At first glance it wouldn’t seem that way. Food advertisements bombard us, and there is a fast food chain, it seems, on every corner.

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Drought could become a catastrophe for 13 million if action not taken in West and Central Africa, Oxfam warns 9.3.2012 Oxfam International RSS main feed
Some 13 million people are at severe risk from a food crisis which is set to escalate into a full scale humanitarian emergency in the Sahel region of West and Central Africa if urgent action is not taken. Oxfam launches $37m emergency appeal to help one million of the most vulnerable Some 13 million people are at severe risk from a food crisis which is set to escalate into a full scale humanitarian emergency in the Sahel region of West and Central Africa if urgent action is not taken, international agency Oxfam warned today. Across Chad, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and northern Senegal malnutrition rates hover between 10 and 15 percent , and in some areas rates have risen beyond the emergency threshold level of 15 percent. Over one million children are at risk of severe acute malnutrition. In parts of Chad some villagers have been reduced to pounding ant hills to gather grain the ants have stored. They say unless they get help they will have to abandon their villages in ...
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Mich. yet to ban food stamp use by lottery winners 9.3.2012 Seattle Times: Nation & World
A Michigan lawmaker says news of a lump-sum lottery winner using food stamps should inspire his colleagues to finally pass a law to end such abuse.
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Mich. lawmakers slow to crack down on lottery winners who still collect food stamps 9.3.2012 Star Tribune: Nation
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Hunger-Striking Students Finally See Some Progress for University of Virginia Workers 8.3.2012 AlterNet
A living-wage campaign has been pressing the university's overpaid administrators to treat its workers better for the past 14 years.
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US woman uses food stamps after $1 mln lottery win 8.3.2012 Yahoo: Top Stories

Motorists near Detroit pass a billboard for The Big Game LotteryA million dollars may not go as far as it used to, but one Michigan lottery winner thought it wasn't enough to stop her from collecting food stamps.


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Michigan: No food stamps for $1 million lotto winner 8.3.2012 MSNBC
State officials say a Detroit-area woman who won a $1 million lottery prize last year but continued to get food stamps has been removed from the food assistance program.

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Israeli troops, Palestinians clash over prisoner 8.3.2012 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Palestinians demanding the release of a hunger-striking detainee have clashed with Israeli troops at a West Bank crossing into Jerusalem.
Mich.: $1M lotto winner cut from food assistance 8.3.2012 AP National
LINCOLN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- State officials say a Detroit-area woman who won a $1 million lottery prize but continued to get food stamps has been removed from the food assistance program....
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Mich.: $1M lotto winner cut from food assistance 8.3.2012 Seattle Times: Nation & World
State officials say a Detroit-area woman who won a $1 million lottery prize but continued to get food stamps has been removed from the food assistance program.
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Rep. Earl Blumenauer: Hunger-Free Kids - What a Great Idea! 8.3.2012 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Americans care deeply about childhood education, which is building America's future for our communities, our economy, and our families. Yet when it comes to educating...
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International Women’s Day: Celebrating the Power of Women to Nourish the Planet 6.3.2012 Worldwatch Institute
Tuesday, March 06, 2012 Worldwatch"s Nourishing the Planet team emphasizes the power that women hold to solve hunger and poverty globally Washington, D.C .—On Thursday, we join millions of individuals and organizations around the world in observing International Women"s Day, a global celebration and recognition of women"s achievements. Women have proven to be a powerful force in the fight against global hunger and poverty, especially in agriculture. Worldwide roughly 1.6 billion women rely on farming for their livelihoods, and female farmers produce more than half of the world"s food. In sub-Saharan Africa alone, women account for 75 percent of all the agricultural producers. But women farmers face a variety of obstacles. "The lack of access to information technology and the inability to connect rural enterprises to banks can prevent women from obtaining vital financial services," said Danielle Nierenberg, director of the Worldwatch ...
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GOP Lawmaker Compares Food Stamp Recipients To Wild Animals 6.3.2012 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
In a message to constituents last week, Republican Minnesota State Rep. Mary Franson seemed to compare food stamp recipients to wild animals. Franson's speech began...
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