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Fruit and vegetables rot as hunger stalks India 30.8.2011 Boston Globe: Latest
Fruit and vegetables rot as hunger stalks India
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Fruit and vegetables rot as hunger stalks India 30.8.2011 Seattle Times: Top stories
For Sunil Sharma, a young tomato farmer in northern India, trucking his produce to New Delhi's wholesale vegetable market is a weekly obstacle course - and a race against time.
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In fields, roads, markets, some 40 percent of fruit and vegetables rot as hunger stalks India 30.8.2011 Star Tribune: World
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More Americans Hungry For Food Stamps 28.8.2011 NPR News
Although the economy has been growing since mid-2009, the pace has been too slow to absorb the nearly 14 million people without jobs. Today, 46 million Americans receive the federal government's help when buying food, which is roughly 15 percent of the population.
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Slow-Growth Economy Spikes Food Stamp Reliance 28.8.2011 NPR: Sunday
Although the economy has been growing since mid-2009, the pace has been too slow to absorb the nearly 14 million people without jobs. Today, 46 million Americans receive the federal government's help when buying food, which is roughly 15 percent of the population.
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New England editorial rdp. 27.8.2011 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
New England editorial rdp.
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New England editorial rdp. 27.8.2011 Boston Globe: Connecticut
New England editorial rdp.
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Neal Barnard, M.D.: Mayor Bloomberg on the Right Track With Food Stamp Soda Ban 27.8.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The food stamps program has become a perk for food manufacturers who find that it supports a growing market for candy, soda, fatty cheese, and processed meats.
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An Alternative to Unemployment 26.8.2011 American Spectator
An Alternative to Unemployment
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Philly Food Bucks succeeds in drawing food stamps to farmers' markets 26.8.2011 Philly.com News
Philly Food Bucks, a pilot program aimed at getting food stamp recipients to buy more fresh produce at neighborhood farmers' markets, has proved incredibly successful, according to figures released Thursday by the city Department of Public Health, which sponsors the program as part of its efforts to combat obesity.
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Public meeting: Plant responses to global change. Consequences for food security. 25.8.2011 Green Left Weekly issue #780

Speaker: Eos Gleadow (Monash University).

Guide Hall, Faversham Rd, Canterbury. Organised by Lighter Footprints Climate Action Group.

Event date: 
Wed, 31/08/2011 - 7:30pm
Phone: 
9836 0925
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Famine in the Horn of Africa 25.8.2011 WRI Stories
As the climate changes, the global community and national governments both need to take action to prevent the kind of humanitarian disaster underway In parts of the Horn of Africa. Early action can help communities confront climate change,… ...
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Famine in the Horn of Africa 25.8.2011 Pressroom

As the climate changes, the global community and national governments both need to take action to prevent the kind of humanitarian disaster underway In parts of the Horn of Africa. Early action can help communities confront climate change,…

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Business world donating expertise to aid groups 25.8.2011 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
Bar codes. Electronic way bills. Vertically integrated partnerships. They help businesses turn big profits. Now companies like UPS and Wal-Mart are teaching these trade crafts to aid workers so they can deliver food and shelter to famine victims more quickly and cheaply, saving money and ultimately more lives.
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Business world donating expertise to aid groups to help increase efficiencies, aid output (Cached) 25.8.2011 Washington Post World
NAIROBI, Kenya — Bar codes. Electronic way bills. Vertically integrated partnerships. They help businesses turn big profits. Now companies like UPS and Wal-Mart are teaching these trade crafts to aid workers so they can deliver food and shelter to famine victims more quickly and cheaply, saving money and ultimately more lives. When World Food Program executive director Josette Sheeran visited hunger sites in Kenya and Somalia last month, she brought along Peter Bakker, the former chief executive of the transportation company TNT and a current U.N. ambassador against hunger. Bakker is helping rally businesses to provide support for those affected by the drought and famine in the Horn of Africa. ...
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U idea continues fighting hunger 25.8.2011 Star Tribune: Local
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Controversy in Ethiopia Puts Indigenous Peoples in the Middle 25.8.2011 ICT - National
A tug of war between the Ethiopian government and human rights activists has spurred a tense standoff between the two groups, which onlookers warn is the result of opposing development agendas which must meet for the greater good. Activists claim...
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You Shouldn't Be Able to Buy Soda with Food Stamps 24.8.2011 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

On Friday, the USDA rejected New York City's proposal to restrict the use of food stamps to buy soda.

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Indian corruption hits all aspects of life 24.8.2011 Boston Globe: Latest
Indian corruption hits all aspects of life
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You shouldn’t be able to buy soda with food stamps 24.8.2011 Gristmill
by Tom Laskawy. On Friday, the USDA rejected New York City’s proposal to restrict the use of food stamps to buy soda. According to The New York Times , there was much rejoicing: The decision was a victory for the soft-drink industry, which had lobbied against the proposal, and for advocates for the poor and underfed, who had argued that the government should not stigmatize them by taking away their right to shop like other consumers. The food-selling industry also contended that it would be too complicated for stores to have to program their registers differently in the city than elsewhere. “It was a big deal not to start breaking up the programs,” said Jennifer Hatcher, senior vice president for government relations at the Food Marketing Institute in Washington. Tellingly, the New York Times article noted ... ... the thrill in the voice of Joel Berg, the executive director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger who cheered the federal government for ...
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