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Forever Hungry: One Family’s Struggle With Prader-Willi Syndrome 24.5.2012 WCCO: Local News
(credit: CBS)No parent wants their child to suffer from hunger pains, but for one Twin Cities family, that's a constant struggle.
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Anti-hunger advocates want Utah to waive time limit on food stamps 24.5.2012 Salt Lake Tribune
By brooke adams The Salt Lake Tribune Published May 23, 2012 05:10PM MDT Utah’s economy remains stalled with tens of thousands of jobless Utahns — which is why anti-hunger advocates are alarmed about the state’s plan to reinstitute limits on how long so-called “able-bodied” adults without minor children can receive food stamps. In October, the Utah Department of Workforce Services (DWS) plans to reimpose a federal rule that allows adults ages 18 to 49 to receive food stamps for only three months within a 36-month period unless they meet certain requirements. The fede... ...
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Anti-hunger advocates want Utah to waive food stamp time limit 24.5.2012 Salt Lake Tribune
By brooke adams The Salt Lake Tribune Published May 23, 2012 05:10PM MDT Utah’s economy remains stalled with tens of thousands of jobless Utahns — which is why anti-hunger advocates are alarmed about the state’s plan to re-institute limits on how long so-called “able-bodied” adults without minor children can receive food stamps. In October, the Utah Department of Workforce Services plans to re-impose a federal rule that allows adults ages 18 to 49 to receive food stamps for only three months within a 36-month period unless they meet certain requirements. The federal ... ...
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How the US Sold Africa to Multinationals Like Monsanto, Cargill, DuPont, PepsiCo and Others 24.5.2012 AlterNet
The G8 scheme does nothing to address the problems that are at the core of hunger and malnutrition but will serve only to further poverty and inequality.
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Yemen Suffering 'Catastrophic' Food Crisis as US Escalates Its Drone War 24.5.2012 CommonDreams.org Headlines
As the U.S. continues its covert drone war on Yemen, the country is on the brink of a hunger crisis of catastrophic proportions, aid agencies report today. The aid groups, including Oxfam, Save the Children and CARE, report that 10 million people, 44 percent of the population, don't have enough to eat and say that the malnutrition rates are "alarming." read ...
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Obama Leaves Monsanto in Charge of Ending Hunger in Africa 23.5.2012 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

At the G8 meetings this past weekend, President Obama and the leaders of the rest of the world's richest nations abandoned their governments' previous commitments to donate $7.3 billion a year to end hunger in Africa and instead left the problem in the hands of the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition where private corporations will invest $3 billion over 10 years -- Monsanto has committed $50 million -- beginning in three countries, Tanzania, Ghana and Ethiopia.

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Yemen on Brink of Hunger Catastrophe Aid Agencies Warn 23.5.2012 Commondreams.org Newswire

Yemen is on the brink of a catastrophic food crisis, seven aid agencies said today (23 May 2012) with 10 million people – 44 percent of the population – without enough food to eat. The aid agencies warned that malnutrition rates recorded by the UN in some parts of the country were alarming, with one in three children severely malnourished.

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More Americans now eating whole grains, fresh produce 23.5.2012 Chicago Tribune: Nation
More Americans now eating whole grains, fresh produce
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Yemen on brink of hunger catastrophe aid agencies warn 23.5.2012 Oxfam International RSS main feed
Yemen is on the brink of a catastrophic food crisis, seven aid agencies said today (23 May 2012) with 10 million people – 44 percent of the population – without enough food to eat. The aid agencies warned that malnutrition rates recorded by the UN in some parts of the country were alarming, with one in three children severely malnourished. Yemen is on the brink of a catastrophic food crisis, seven aid agencies said today (23 May 2012) with 10 million people – 44 percent of the population – without enough food to eat. The aid agencies warned that malnutrition rates recorded by the UN in some parts of the country were alarming, with one in three children severely malnourished. Ministers from the UK, Saudi Arabia and other countries are set to meet at the Friends of Yemen conference in Riyadh today. The agencies - CARE, International Medical Corps, Islamic Relief, Merlin, Mercy Corps, Oxfam and Save the Children – called on those attending the meeting to scale up efforts to tackle the ...
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Don't Put Monsanto in Charge of Ending Hunger in Africa 22.5.2012 Commondreams.org Newswire

This past weekend, President Obama hid out from protesters at Camp David. He was hosting the leaders of the world's eight wealthiest economies, known as the G8. As they readied to meet, on Friday, Obama put forward his New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition.

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Don’t Put Monsanto in Charge of Ending Hunger in Africa 21.5.2012 Commondreams.org Views
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This past weekend, President Obama hid out from protesters at Camp David. He was hosting the leaders of the world’s eight wealthiest economies, known as the G8. As they readied to meet, on Friday, Obama put forward his New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition.(Image: Tim Robinson / The Nation)

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Aid Organization: G8 Has 'Turned Their Backs' On Needy 21.5.2012 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Aid groups aren't pleased with the outcome of this year's G8 summit. This year's gathering of the world's industrialized leaders, held May 18-19 in Maryland,...
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G8 to poor countries: It’s not you, it’s me 19.5.2012 Oxfam International RSS main feed
As the Camp David G8 Summit winds down, international agency Oxfam criticized G8 leaders for failing to renew measurable funding and policy commitments to help address global food security. At Camp David, leaders of the world’s richest countries fail to renew vows on global food security As the Camp David G8 Summit winds down, international agency Oxfam criticized G8 leaders for failing to renew measurable funding and policy commitments to help address global food security. Leaders were unwilling to continue current efforts to invest in developing country agriculture, even as they set a new goal of helping 50 million people lift themselves out of poverty through agriculture by 2015. “As if they are using the classic break up line, ‘It’s not you, it’s me,’ the G8 is walking away from the agreement struck in Italy just three years ago,” said Oxfam’s Gregory Adams. “Breaking up is never easy, but the G8’s unwillingness to sustain their promises comes as the challenges facing poor people ...
Helping Africa grow a better future 19.5.2012 Star Tribune: Latest
Cargill's plan to improve Mozambique farmers' corn and soybean production is part of a huge, 10-year global effort to transform Africa.
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Marian Wright Edelman: No Holiday for Hunger 19.5.2012 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
We don't usually equate "summer vacation" and empty stomachs. Did you know child hunger and food insecurity often peak in the summer? An overwhelming majority of children who receive free meals at school aren't as lucky once school lets out.
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G8 Food Security Alliance Answers Question Hungry People Have Not Asked 19.5.2012 Commondreams.org Newswire

International agency Oxfam warned that today’s announcement of the "New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition" focuses too heavily on the role of the private sector to tackle the complex challenges of food insecurity in the developing world. The organization called instead for G8 leaders to keep the promises they have already made to help developing countries invest in sustainable solutions to hunger and poverty.

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Cargill among agribusinesses to invest $3B in African food program 19.5.2012 Star Tribune: Business
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Obama Unveils $3B Private Sector Pledge to Fight Africa Hunger 19.5.2012 Yahoo: Politics
President Obama today announced a $3 billion private sector pledge to support agriculture and help feed Africa’s starving populations, saying the U.S. has a “moral obligation to lead the fight.” “When tens of thousands of children die from the agony of starvation, as in Somalia,...
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Obama touts $3B in pledges to help feed Africa 18.5.2012 Salt Lake Tribune
By JULIE PACE The Associated Press Published May 18, 2012 11:48AM MDT Washington • President Barack Obama on Friday said the United States has a “moral imperative” to lead the fight against hunger and malnutrition in Africa despite shrinking national budgets around the world. Obama announced $3 billion in private sector pledges to help boost agriculture and food production in Africa. He said the U.S. and other donor nations would continue to make “historic investments” in development, though he offered no new American government pledges. “Some have asked in a time... ...
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Cash-strapped G8 looks to private sector in hunger fight 18.5.2012 Yahoo: Top Stories
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Buffeted by the euro zone crisis and distracted by political problems at home, the leaders of the world's industrial powers turned to the private sector on Friday to help fight hunger and malnutrition for up to a billion people beset by shortages, droughts and rising food prices. U.S. ...
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