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House bill would cut food stamps, farm subsidies 6.7.2012 Post-Bulletin: Local Politics
WASHINGTON — The House Agriculture Committee last week unveiled its approach for a long-term farm and food bill that would reduce spending by $3.5 billion a year, almost half of that coming from cuts in the federal food stamp program.
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House bill would cut food stamps, farm subsidies 6.7.2012 Yahoo: Politics
The House Agriculture Committee on Thursday unveiled its approach for a long-term farm and food bill that would reduce spending by $3.5 billion a year, almost half of that coming from cuts in the federal food stamp program.
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House Measure Proposes Major Cuts To Popular Programs 6.7.2012 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON -- The House Agriculture Committee on Thursday unveiled its approach for a long-term farm and food bill that would reduce spending by $3.5 billion...
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House unveils its five-year farm and food bill 6.7.2012 Boston Globe: Latest
House unveils its five-year farm and food bill
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House unveils its five-year farm and food bill 6.7.2012 Seattle Times: Politics
The House Agriculture Committee is unveiling its approach to a long-term farm and food bill that would reduce spending by some $3.5 billion a year, almost half of that coming from cuts in the federal food stamp program.
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House unveils its 5-year farm and food bill 6.7.2012 Yahoo: Politics
The House Agriculture Committee on Thursday unveiled its approach for a long-term farm and food bill that would reduce spending by $3.5 billion a year, almost half of that coming from cuts in the federal food stamp program.
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Palestinian hunger striker in critical condition 5.7.2012 Seattle Times: Nation & World
An advocate says a Palestinian prisoner is in critical condition after a nearly three-month hunger strike.
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Palestinian hunger striker in critical condition; seeks release after 3 months without food 5.7.2012 Star Tribune: World
Palestinian hunger striker in critical condition 5.7.2012 Mideast Conflict
An advocate says a Palestinian prisoner is in critical condition after a nearly three-month hunger strike.
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Anja Tranovich: Food Security Solutions In The Sahel 5.7.2012 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Infrastructure development projects like the Alatona Irrigation Project can help foster food security and alleviate poverty through economic growth. And the components that led to the program's success in a time of such scarcity are replicable
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New food crisis looms in Somalia: aid agency 5.7.2012 Yahoo: Politics
NAIROBI (Reuters) - A deadly combination of conflict, poor rainfall and a predicted late harvest threatens to push hundreds of thousands of Somalis back into hunger, undermining aid efforts put in place during last year's drought, Save the Children warned on Thursday. The humanitarian agency said many of the 1.4 million Somalis displaced by conflict and drought will bear the brunt of the new crisis since they rely on good harvests to keep food prices low. ...
Yemen crisis 3.7.2012 Oxfam International RSS main feed
Tens of thousands of people in Yemen are facing a severe humanitarian crisis, widespread hunger and chronic malnutrition. Oxfam is providing water, sanitation, hygiene and livelihoods support to some of the worst affected. Tens of thousands of people in Yemen are facing a severe humanitarian crisis, widespread hunger and chronic malnutrition. Oxfam is providing water, sanitation, hygiene and livelihoods support to some of the worst affected. The situation Yemen's political crisis last year increased hunger in the country as food and fuel prices surged. Hunger has doubled since 2009, and it is estimated that 10 million people - 44% of the population - do not have enough food to eat. According to the UN, malnutrition rates in some parts of the country are alarming, with one in three children severely malnourished. Millions of people cannot afford to buy enough food for their families, and many are close to breaking point. Meanwhile, in the north and south of the country, nearly ...
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Public meeting: The role of water economics in food security 2.7.2012 Green Left Weekly issue #780
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Wed, 04/07/2012 - 5:30pm

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As India's kids starve, $1.5B worth of grain rots 2.7.2012 MSNBC
Every day some 3,000 Indian children die from illnesses related to malnutrition, and yet countless heaps of rodent-infested wheat and rice are rotting in fields across the north of their own country. ...
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Revolutionary Plots 2.7.2012 Orion Magazine Articles
Urban agriculture: upscale fetish or revolution in the making? It depends in part on what you hope to cultivate.
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As crops rot, millions go hungry in India 2.7.2012 Yahoo: Politics
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Every day some 3,000 Indian children die from illnesses related to malnutrition, and yet countless heaps of rodent-infested wheat and rice are rotting in fields across the north of their own country. It is an extraordinary paradox created by a rigid regime of subsidies for grain farmers, a woeful lack of storage facilities and an inefficient, corruption-plagued public distribution system that fails millions of impoverished people. ...
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Minister Seeks Changes in India Food Security Law 29.6.2012 Wall St. Journal: World
India's draft food security law will likely be delayed as the country's food minister is planning to propose several changes, even as a parliamentary panel reviews the current version.
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US Water Policy Still All Wet 28.6.2012 Commondreams.org Views
Shiney Varghese

Growing conflicts over who owns water and how to manage it are emerging all over the world. Although debates at the UN and among civil society have moved toward the recognition of water as a basic human right, the United States still lags behind. Washington has instead largely supported private-sector approaches that will likely exacerbate conflicts over water resources. What is perhaps new is that the U.S.

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Expert Panel Discusses Eating Planet 2012 28.6.2012 Worldwatch Institute
Thursday, June 28, 2012 New book by the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition in association with Nourishing the Planet fosters debate and dialogue on global food issues New York City, NY —The Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN, www.barillacfn.com/en ) in collaboration with the Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet project ( www.NourishingthePlanet.org ) launched Eating Planet-Nutrition Today: A Challenge for Mankind and for the Planet at an event in New York City today. The book highlights the challenges facing today's food and agricultural system, as well as the myriad of benefits that reform could bring. "The book"s conclusions represent a major step toward ensuring that agriculture contributes to health, environmental sustainability, income generation, and food security," said Paolo Barilla, Vice President of the Barilla Group. "The ingredients will vary by country and region, but there are some key components that will lead to ...
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US Water Policy Still All Wet 28.6.2012 Commondreams.org Views
Shiney Varghese

Growing conflicts over who owns water and how to manage it are emerging all over the world. Although debates at the UN and among civil society have moved toward the recognition of water as a basic human right, the United States still lags behind. Washington has instead largely supported private-sector approaches that will likely exacerbate conflicts over water resources. What is perhaps new is that the U.S.

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