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Full Planet, Empty Plates: Quick Facts 7.11.2012 TreeHugger
Quick facts from Lester Brown's new book, Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity
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Hunger Solutions Minnesota: Fighting hunger on the front lines and at the Capitol 7.11.2012 MinnPost
When most of us think of fighting hunger in Minnesota, our thoughts might first turn to the many area food shelves that provide food directly to those in need. Hunger Solutions Minnesota fills a different niche, focusing on two services: their Minnesota Food HelpLine helps inform Minnesotans facing hunger about the help that is available to them and their work lobbying lawmakers in Saint Paul and Washington on behalf of the hungry, enabling food shelves and other hunger organizations to focus on serving their clients without worrying that their voices are being ignored in the halls of power. ...
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Food Secure Canada rallies around student nutrition 7.11.2012 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 Food Secure Canada (FSC) held its 7th National Assembly last week amid Edmonton's first snowfall. Food Secure Canada (FSC) held its 7th National Assembly last week amid Edmonton's first snowfall. Attended by hundreds of people, the assembly featured panels, interactive workshops, and organizing among committees and networks to bring the issues of food, farming and land to Canada's governments. When the Assembly started, the City of Edmonton had just announced the development of a city-wide food strategy, including the formation of a Food Policy Council. At the same time, Food Secure Canada (FSC), along with many other organizations, are pushing for action on a National Food Strategy for Canada. Unlike other countries, Canada has yet to enact a national food strategy, despite rising hunger and food-related illnesses. read ...
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Getting at the root causes of hunger in Atlantic Canada 6.11.2012 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Food Banks Canada released its latest statistics on national food bank usage this week. The data are assembled in a document titled HungerCount 2012 . Not only has food bank usage continued to increase, more and more users are working and more are families with children. According to the report's authors, "In March of this year, 882,188 people received food from a food bank in Canada. This is an increase of 2.4 per cent over 2011, and is 31 per cent higher than in 2008, before the recession began." read ...
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Hungry Families Crowd Food Stamp Centers In NYC 6.11.2012 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Kayla Noell was having a tough time even before the hurricane. The 21-year-old single mom uses the $526 in food stamps she receives each month...
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Ruth Messinger: Farm Bill Fail: Will Congress Act On World Hunger? 5.11.2012 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
If Congress does not act quickly after the election to pass a new Farm Bill, the money that exists for emergency food aid will run out in 2013. This could put up to 30 million hungry people at risk in the event of a crisis.
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How Will the World Feed Itself in the Future? 3.11.2012 Environmental News Network
The world's food security depends on the quality of the forward-looking agricultural studies we are carrying out today, says Mark Holderness. Climate change, population growth and competing demands for land and resources are putting great pressure on the world's food systems. Smallholder farmers in the developing world, who produce much of the food for the poorest people, are threatened by devastating droughts and floods, food price spikes, and persistent poverty. Scientific advances have greatly alleviated hunger and poverty. The introduction of higher yield crop varieties and better agricultural management practices have saved and improved millions of lives.
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ELECTION WATCH: Test, test and test 3.11.2012 Yahoo: Politics
This is a test of election-related copy.
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"Fertilizer to Fork" Approach Contributes to Climate Change 1.11.2012 Environmental News Network
Growing, transporting, refrigerating, and wasting food accounts for somewhere between 19-29 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions in 2008, according to a new analysis by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). In hard numbers that's between 9.8 and 16.9 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide, more than double the fossil fuel emissions of China in the same year. Over 80 percent of food emissions came from production (i.e. agriculture) which includes deforestation and land use change.
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Subway lines reopen as NYC gets back on feet 1.11.2012 MSNBC
New York City's transport system was getting back on its feet Thursday as the remnants of superstorm Sandy dissipated over Canada.
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Cassava, the lowly tuber, becomes both weapon against hunger, political prop in Nigeria 1.11.2012 Star Tribune: World
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Dia de los Muertos celebration helps fight hunger 1.11.2012 Salt Lake Tribune
by Cathy Mckitrick The Salt Lake Tribune Published Oct 31, 2012 09:37PM MDT A “Day of the Dead” celebration Friday will serve up memorable Mexican cuisine and culture while also benefitting a good cause. Sponsored by the Fierro Group, the 11th annual Rico Brand/Frida Bistro Dia de los Muertos runs from 6 to 11 p.m. at 545 W. 700 South in Salt Lake City. The price of admission: for adults, $15 or 15 cans of food, and for kids, $10 or 10 cans of food. All proceeds will help stock the shelves of the Utah Food Bank. “It’s a day of honoring those who have passed, celebratin... ...
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Letter: At Election Time, a Plea to Remember the Hungry 30.10.2012 NY Times: Editorials
An activist says hunger in America needs to be a campaign issue.
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The Ethanol Election Delay 30.10.2012 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Why the U.S. burns 40% of its corn, despite a global food shortage.
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U.S. food movement seeks election-year vault to political force 27.10.2012 Yahoo: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. food movement, which groups a kaleidoscope of causes from inner-city gardens to hunger prevention and no-biotech crops, plans to link the farmers market to the ballot box as it challenges large-scale agriculture this year. It is the first attempt to turn a largely unorganized social movement into a political force. The most important initiative for the movement is a November 6 referendum in California to require labels on genetically engineered food sold in grocery stores. ...
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Rebuilding Global Fisheries for Food Security: The Time is Now! 26.10.2012 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
“Unleashing the self-interest of local fishermen to advance both conservation and economic development can create one of those rare win-win scenarios.” This powerful quote from a recent op-ed, beautifully describes what is at the core of EDF’s mission to save fisheries. The authors of that op-ed, Carl Safina, founding president of the Blue Ocean Institute at Stony Brook University, and Brett Jenks, chief executive of Rare Conservation, called attention to both the global depletion of fisheries AND the solution. They discuss how despite growing concern about the dire state of global fish populations, there is hope to rebuild them. “Why are we hopeful? They write, “It’s because the analysis of global fisheries has a silver lining. We have not reached a point of no return. We have time. Solutions exist.” ...
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Bigger Than Big Foot: Paul Ryan's Mythological Poverty Policies 26.10.2012 Commondreams.org Views
Greg Kaufmann

“What’s really at work here is the spirit of the Lord,” would-be Vice President Paul Ryan said in a speech on poverty and upward mobility before conservative Ohioan churchgoers on Wednesday.

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Nigeria president says floods won't cause hunger 26.10.2012 World
ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan sought to allay fears on Friday that the nation's worst floods in at least five decades would trigger a food crisis because of damage to crops. Jonathan, who this month toured some parts of Africa's most populous nation that have been submerged by floods he has described as a 'national disaster', spoke to journalists and other visitors to the presidential villa. "People should not be afraid that there will be hunger in the land ... We have enough grains in our reserves," he said, when asked about the impact of the floods on food ... ...
Dietitians Press N.C.A.A. to Allow More Meals for Athletes 26.10.2012 NY Times: Education
N.C.A.A. rules permit only one team-provided meal per day, as well as snacks, and critics say that is not enough.
Confounding expectations, global hunger is down 25.10.2012 MinnPost
After famine in Somalia, extreme hunger in Sudan, and increased concern about global food security in recent years, it might have seemed inevitable that world hunger would rise. In 2009, world food experts told us it would. But here’s some surprising good news: Despite sustained drought across some of the world’s bread baskets, despite the widespread impact of global warming and a destabilizing rise in global food prices – and despite continuing population growth – hunger has decreased over the past two decades. What’s more, the tools and conditions exist to continue the downward trend of hunger and to reduce the number – still in the hundreds of millions – of people who go without enough to eat every day, international experts say. “We need to continue to do even better, but the smarter and more integrated approaches we’ve adopted in recent years to address hunger have put us on a good trajectory,” says Rick Leach, president of World Food Program USA. “The fact is, hunger is a solvable ...
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