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Category: Food Security :: Hunger
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Occupy Wall Street hunger strikers have Utah ties 7.12.2011 Salt Lake Tribune
By Cathy McKitrick The Salt Lake Tribune Published Dec 7, 2011 07:32AM MDT Three Occupy Wall Street activists who launched a hunger strike in New York over the weekend had made their way from Utah to join the epicenter of the worldwide protest movement. New York news outlets, including DNAinfo.com, The Village Voice and New York Daily News, reported that Brian Udall, 18, dropped out of Brigham Young University last month to head to New York, inspired by the police raid of the Zucotti Park encampment. Provo resident Shae Willes, 22, emerged from the Occupy Provo effo... ...
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Mom Denied Food Stamps Shoots Kids, Kills Self 7.12.2011 WCCO: Local News
(credit: ThinkStock)A Texas woman unable to qualify for food stamps for months walked into a state welfare office with a gun, then shot her two children and killed herself during a seven-hour standoff, officials said Tuesday. [...]
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State: Mom who shot kids, self denied food stamps 7.12.2011 San Jose Mercury News: Politics
Woman shoots two children, herself at
Texas welfare office
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State: Mom who shot kids, self denied food stamps 7.12.2011 Seattle Times: Nation & World
A Texas woman who for months was unable to qualify for food stamps pulled a gun in a state welfare office and staged a seven-hour standoff with police that ended with her shooting her two children before killing herself, officials said Tuesday.
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More using food stamps since downturn 7.12.2011 Seattle Times: Nation & World
More than 46.3 million people received a total of $75.3 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps, in fiscal 2011, according to U.S. Agriculture Department statistics released Monday.
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Mom who shot kids, killed herself had been denied food stamps 7.12.2011 Salt Lake Tribune
By PAUL J. WEBER The Associated Press Published Dec 6, 2011 09:59PM MDT San Antonio • A Texas woman who for months was unable to qualify for food stamps pulled a gun in a state welfare office and staged a seven-hour standoff with police that ended with her shooting her two children before killing herself, officials said Tuesday. The children, a 10-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl, remained in critical condition Tuesday. The shooting took place at a Texas Department of Health and Human Services building in Laredo, where police said about 25 people were inside at ... ...
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Mom who shot 2 kids was denied food stamps 7.12.2011 MSNBC
Mom who shot 2 kids was denied food stamps
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Food Studies: The Invisibility of Modern Hunger 6.12.2011 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

A couple pulls into a grocery store parking lot at exactly midnight on the first of the month. They are well-dressed and middle-class looking, but their faces are tense. The woman takes out her cell phone and dials a hotline that will report, in an automated voice, the total in their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) account.

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Dot Earth Blog: In Nepal, Farmers Struggle as City Dwellers Fight Monsanto 6.12.2011 NYT > Environment
A look behind Nepali fears over Monsanto seed.

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Democrats Push New Payroll Tax Cut 6.12.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats offered their second plan to extend the payroll tax cut Monday, this time proposing a smaller tax on the wealthy to...
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Food Studies: The invisibility of modern hunger 6.12.2011 Grist Magazine
by Megan Moore. Food Studies features the voices of volunteer student bloggers from a variety of different food- and agriculture-related programs at universities around the world. You can explore the full series here . A couple pulls into a grocery store parking lot at exactly midnight on the first of the month. They are well-dressed and middle class looking, but their faces are tense. The woman takes out her cell phone and dials a hotline that will report, in an automated voice, the total in their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) account. When they hear the voice say, “Your balance is 691 dollars and zero cents,” a wave of relief washes across their faces. They can now go into the store to buy groceries. The young man describes how he’s feeling for the camera as he lets out what he says is “a great big aaah. This was a scene from a recent episode of Rock Center with Brian Williams, which featured seemingly normal, middle-class food assistance users who often find ...
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Pat LaMarche: Newt's Hawaiian Lie: As Stupid As It Is Cruel 4.12.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Newt doesn't care how horrific the real stories are that make up the lives of our nation's poor. He seeks to vilify the impoverished for his own gain.
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2.6 million Afghans at risk of hunger from drought 3.12.2011 Boston Globe: Latest
2.6 million Afghans at risk of hunger from drought
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2.6 million Afghans at risk of hunger from drought (AP) 3.12.2011 World
AP - Zara, an Afghan mother of seven, doesn't know what to tell her children when they ask about dinner. ...
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2.6 million Afghans at risk of hunger from severe drought in northern provinces 3.12.2011 Star Tribune: World
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2.6 million Afghans at risk of hunger from drought 3.12.2011 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Zara, an Afghan mother of seven, doesn't know what to tell her children when they ask about dinner.
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2.6 million Afghans at risk of hunger from drought 3.12.2011 AP Top News
MAZAR-E-SHARIF, Afghanistan (AP) -- Zara, an Afghan mother of seven, doesn't know what to tell her children when they ask about dinner....
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2.6 million Afghans at risk of hunger from severe drought in northern provinces 3.12.2011 Washington Post World
MAZAR-E-SHARIF, Afghanistan — Zara, an Afghan mother of seven, doesn’t know what to tell her children when they ask about dinner. “I simply tell them that we must wait until their father gets home to see if he’s going to bring anything,” she said, speaking from under a dusty blue burqa covering her from head to toe. ...
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Gingrich Makes Eyebrow-Raising Claim 3.12.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Newt Gingrich made the claim that some people who receive government aid through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program "take their food stamp money and use...
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Patients need proper diet, nutrition to fight disease 2.12.2011 Minnesota Public Radio: News
About 6,800 people in Minnesota live with HIV or AIDS. Many of them also are poor, which makes it difficult to maintain healthy diets necessary for fighting the disease. Patients need food to fight AIDS wasting - the loss of body weight was one of the main problems.
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