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Category: Food Security :: Hunger
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UN report: North Korea’s harvest improves, but malnutrition on rise among young children 25.11.2011 Washington Post World
ROME — U.N. food agencies say that North Korea’s main harvest has improved but warn that malnutrition persists. The report published Friday by two Rome-based agencies, the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Food Program, says harvests are expected to increase by about 8.5 percent compared to last year’s. ...
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UN report: North Korea's harvest improves, but malnutrition on rise among young children 25.11.2011 Star Tribune: World
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Marian Wright Edelman: "The Worst Feeling" 25.11.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
For some families Thanksgiving may be the only meal of the year where they pause before eating to truly give thanks for the food in front of them. But for millions of our neighbors, they cannot always count on the next meal.
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Op-Ed Contributor: Women on the Front Lines of Hunger 24.11.2011 International Herald Tribune: Editorials
An aid worker reflects on the difficulties and joys of her work in Africa.
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The Learning Network Blog: All About Food 24.11.2011 NY Times: Education
Teaching and learning resources about nutrition, hunger and food insecurity, preparation and culture, and fun with food.

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What you can do today to help end world hunger 23.11.2011 SFGate: Op-Ed
What you can do today to help end world hunger
Hunger not seasonal 22.11.2011 Salt Lake Tribune
Published Nov 22, 2011 01:01AM MDT Thanksgiving is upon on us, and appeals for holiday support keep rolling in. Utahns generously respond to requests. However, this year food banks report being 5,000 turkeys short. If you haven’t given this year, give. If you’ve already given and can give more, give again. And as you write that check or deliver that turkey, consider that emergency food pantries serve low-income Utahns 365 days a year. Hunger isn’t seasonal; those families who face an empty table at Thanksgiving struggle all yea... ...
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4 Absurd, Damaging Right-Wing Lies About Food Stamps 22.11.2011 AlterNet
"Hipsters" abusing food stamps, recipients buying nothing but McDonalds ... the many myths about the federal food stamp program poison the public perception.
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How I Learned to Hug a Dam Builder 22.11.2011 International Rivers Sitewide RSS Feed
Nexus Hug

Nexus Hug

During the last few days I attended an international conference on the nexus of water, energy and food security in Bonn. The event offered a lot of diplomatic hot air, some promising ideas and engaging discussions.

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Utah’s Valley Mental Health names new leader 21.11.2011 Salt Lake Tribune
By heather may The Salt Lake Tribune Published Nov 21, 2011 12:19PM MDT Valley Mental Health has found a new leader. The private nonprofit, which treats mentally ill residents covered by Medicaid in Salt Lake, Tooele and Summit counties, named Gary Larcenaire as its CEO Monday. His start date is not set — he has signed a letter of intent with Valley and is negotiating a contract — but it will be no later than March 1, according to Valley spokesman Chris Katis. Larcenaire is the current CEO of El Paso Mental Health and Mental Retardation agency. As El Paso County’s a... ...
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Hormel marks 2011 with $5 million toward ending hunger 21.11.2011 Post-Bulletin: Austin News
Hormel Foods Corporation today announced that donations to hunger-relief organizations throughout the United States and abroad totaled more than $5 million during its fiscal year 2011.

The donations were part of Hormel's first year of
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UN: At least 1 million Zimbabweans facing hunger 21.11.2011 Seattle Times: Nation & World
The United Nations food agency says more than a million Zimbabweans need food aid and is appealing for $42 million in donor funding.
USDA targets stores in food stamp trafficking 20.11.2011 Boston Globe: Rhode Island
USDA targets stores in food stamp trafficking
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USDA targets stores in food stamp trafficking 20.11.2011 AP Top News
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A criminal swindle of the nation's $64.7 billion food stamp program is playing out at small neighborhood stores around the country, where thousands of retailers are suspected of trading deals with customers, exchanging lesser amounts of cash for their stamps....
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Economix Blog: Voices of the Near Poor 20.11.2011 NY Times: Business
The Census Bureau’s new measure of poverty casts light on the large number of Americans living just above the line. Four residents of the Washington, D.C., area tell how they cope.

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USDA targets stores in food stamp trafficking 20.11.2011 Seattle Times: Nation & World
A criminal swindle of the nation's $64.7 billion food stamp program is playing out at small neighborhood stores around the country, where thousands of retailers are suspected of trading deals with customers, exchanging lesser amounts of cash for their stamps.
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USDA targets stores in food stamp trafficking (AP) 20.11.2011 Yahoo: Top Stories
AP - A criminal swindle of the nation's $64.7 billion food stamp program is playing out at small neighborhood stores around the country, where thousands of retailers are suspected of trading deals with customers, exchanging lesser amounts of cash for their stamps.
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Somalia Famine Eases With Rainfall and Aid 19.11.2011 NY Times: World
The number of people facing starvation dropped to nearly 250,000 from 750,000.
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Afghan families hit by severe drought could be cut off by extreme winter weather within weeks 18.11.2011 Press releases
More than 2 million Afghans are at risk of hunger and many are bracing to be stranded for months without help as the country prepares for a harsh winter, Save the Children and Oxfam warned today. More than 2 million Afghans are at risk of hunger and many are bracing to be stranded for months without help as the country prepares for a harsh winter, Save the Children and Oxfam warned Villagers who are used to hardship are telling us that this year the drought has destroyed everything Manohar Shenoy Oxfam’s Country Director in Afghanistan Notes to Editors The drought is affecting 14 out of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces, mainly in the north, north eastern and western parts of the country. Contact Information At Oxfam, Ian Bray, ibray@oxfam.org.uk , +44 1865 472 289 or +44 7721 461 339. At Save the Children, Andrew Wander, a.wander@savethechildren.org.uk , +44 207 324 4959 or +44 7827 369 757. read ...
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Jake Blumgart: Four Popular Safety-Net Programs Tea Party Republicans Have Turned Against 18.11.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Ensuring that American students can attend school with full bellies seems like the most uncontroversial public policy of all time. Not so anymore, now that child nutrition has met the Tea Party.
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