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How to fight a food crisis 21.9.2012 LA Times: Opinion
To blunt the ravages of drought and market greed, we need a national grain reserve.

To blunt the ravages of drought and market greed, we need a national grain reserve.


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How to fight a food crisis 21.9.2012 LA Times: Commentary
To blunt the ravages of drought and market greed, we need a national grain reserve.

The drought that descended on the United States this summer will translate into higher prices for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The inevitability of this scenario introduces an old question that has become new: When weather strikes, what can curb food inflation?


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Economy has bottomed out, census data suggests 20.9.2012 MSNBC
Economy has bottomed out, census data suggests
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Ruth Kelly: Biofuels Are Causing Misery for Millions and Costing UK Consumers 20.9.2012 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
They were touted as the solution to climate change but they have ended up making it worse, depriving millions of people of food, land and water - and UK consumers are paying the price at the pump. Replacing fossil fuels with biofuels has backfired and only big business is benefitting.
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'47' -- What's in a Number? 20.9.2012 American Spectator
The newest pro-Obama, media-generated scandal is this Middle-East diversion of a story about Mitt Romney stating that "47 percent of the people … will vote for the president no matter what." These are people who, said Romney, are "dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it." The Obama media think this new magic number will help Obama. They hope it diverts our attention from the disaster in the Middle East , where Obama faces a Carter-like catastrophe . They hope it shifts our focus from genuine shockers, like the fact that Obama has missed a literal majority of his daily intelligence briefings , including all of them in the week leading up to the anniversary of 9/11 and the Middle East eruption. Our nation's so-called "journalists" dig feverishly for something negative regarding their true enemy: Mitt Romney. They smell blood ...
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Census: Signs of economy bottoming out as mobility rises, fewer young adults live with parents 20.9.2012 Star Tribune: Nation
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Has US economy bottomed out? Census suggests yes 20.9.2012 Twincities.com: Nation
WASHINGTON—The U.S. economy is showing signs of finally bottoming out: Americans are on the move again after record numbers had stayed put,
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Feds probe food stamp trade at St. Paul shelters 20.9.2012 Star Tribune: Local
Authorities believe benefit cards have been bought at discounts from homeless people and fraudulently redeemed at grocery stores.
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Farm bill not passing becomes political issue 19.9.2012 Twincities.com: News

Farm-state members of Congress have campaigned for decades on the back of farm bills delivering election-season subsidies and other goodies to rural voters.

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Farm bill: Lawmakers returning home empty-handed 19.9.2012 Twincities.com: News

Farm-state members of Congress have campaigned for decades on the back of farm bills delivering election-season subsidies and other goodies to rural voters.

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Farm-state lawmakers returning home empty-handed 19.9.2012 Seattle Times: Politics
Farm-state members of Congress have campaigned for decades on the back of farm bills delivering election-season subsidies and other goodies to rural voters.
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Farm-state lawmakers returning home empty-handed 19.9.2012 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Farm-state members of Congress have campaigned for decades on the back of farm bills delivering election-season subsidies and other goodies to rural voters....
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Farm-state lawmakers returning home empty-handed 19.9.2012 Yahoo: Top Stories
Farm-state members of Congress have campaigned for decades on the back of farm bills delivering election-season subsidies and other goodies to rural voters.
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What Romney Might Have Said 19.9.2012 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Draft remarks for the candidate on taxes, dependency and the 47%.
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World’s hunger will end with a strong peasant-led agriculture 18.9.2012 Grassroots International

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Minnesota’s new welfare-fraud law takes effect, food-stamp use rises 18.9.2012 MinnPost
A welfare-fraud prevention measure goes into effect this week at a time the Minnesota Department of Human Services characterizes the numbers of food stamp users as at “historic highs’’ here and around the nation. Total users in the state have nearly doubled since 2006 with the fastest growing group being hungry children. Their numbers increased by 150 percent since December 2006. Almost half of the caseload is adults. Nearly 546,000 Minnesotans use the food aid program commonly referred to as food stamps but officially called SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) at the federal level, according to an annual report of the Minnesota Department of Human Services. SNAP-eligible People: December 2006 to December 2011 Source: Minnesota Department of Human Services Nearly 546,000 Minnesotans use the food aid program commonly referred to as food stamps but officially called SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) at the federal level. Now, due to a measure passed by ...
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Hormel Foods fight hunger in Austin 18.9.2012 Post-Bulletin: Austin News

The Helping Hands Committee from the Hormel Foods Corp. plant dropped into the Salvation Army after lunch on Monday and took a $10,000 punch at hunger.

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The Hunger Grains: Oxfam says Biofuels Push Is Fueling Food Crisis 17.9.2012 CommonDreams.org Headlines

As part of its ongoing GROW campaign to fight the global food crisis, Oxfam warns that Europe’s growing appetite for biofuels is pushing up global food prices and driving people off their land, resulting in deeper hunger and malnutrition in poor countries.

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Europe’s Thirst for Biofuels Spells Hunger for Millions, as Food Prices Shoot Up 17.9.2012 Commondreams.org Newswire

Land used to power European cars with biofuels for one year could produce enough wheat and maize to feed 127 million people, Oxfam reveals ahead of today’s important EU Energy Ministers’ meeting.

With the world’s poorest at greater risk of hunger as a result of spiraling food prices, the international agency is calling on the EU to rethink its dangerous love affair with biofuels.

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Campaign Stops: Is Poverty a Kind of Robbery? 17.9.2012 NY Times: Editorials
President Obama and the Democratic Party haven't had much to say about the desolation and exploitation of the very poor.

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