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NAFTA Is Starving Mexico 21.10.2011 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) became the law of the land, millions of Mexicans have joined the ranks of the hungry. Malnutrition is highest among the country's farm families, who used to produce enough food to feed the nation.

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Global Dam Safety and Security Challenges 21.10.2011 International Rivers Sitewide RSS Feed

Originally published in Volume 10 Number 4 of the The CIP Report
Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS)
George Mason University, School of Law

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NAFTA Is Starving Mexico 20.10.2011 Commondreams.org Views
Laura Carlsen

Since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) became the law of the land, millions of Mexicans have joined the ranks of the hungry. Malnutrition is highest among the country’s farm families, who used to produce enough food to feed the nation.

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NAFTA Is Starving Mexico 20.10.2011 Commondreams.org Views
Laura Carlsen

Since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) became the law of the land, millions of Mexicans have joined the ranks of the hungry. Malnutrition is highest among the country’s farm families, who used to produce enough food to feed the nation.

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Autumn harvest watched warily in food-poor NKorea 20.10.2011 AP Top News
WONSAN, North Korea (AP) -- Scythe in hand, a woman slices through a bright green field of rice. Oxen plod down country roads pulling carts piled high with harvested stalks of grain....
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Autumn harvest watched warily in food-poor NKorea 20.10.2011 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Scythe in hand, a woman slices through a bright green field of rice. Oxen plod down country roads pulling carts piled high with harvested stalks of grain.
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Bruins join fight against hunger 18.10.2011 Post-Bulletin: Austin News
The Austin Bruins have teamed up with IBI Data of Brownsdale for a food drive, set for Saturday's home game against the Alexandria Blizzard. Face-off is 7:05 p.m.

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Why the food movement should occupy Wall Street 18.10.2011 Gristmill
by Siena Chrisman. I went to the Occupy Wall Street march last week, as part of the NYC food justice delegation . We carried baskets of farmers market vegetables and signs reading "Stop Gambling on Hunger" and "Food Not Bonds." Food justice advocates came out from around the city -- urban farmers, gardeners, youth, professors, union members, and community organizers. The vegetables attracted a lot of attention. Food so often attracts a lot of attention -- The New York Times is just one of the outlets to focus in recent days on the makeshift kitchen at Zuccotti Park . What was more surprising were all of the puzzled looks we got from the bloggers, photographers, and other marchers who wanted to talk to us. "What's the connection here with food?" we were asked many times. The connection of the protests with food, of course, runs from the local to the global, the specific to the ephemeral. Food justice advocates are connecting with Occupy sites all around the country to donate fresh, healthy, ...
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Governments must show political will to tackle hunger at Rome Committee on World Food Security meeting 17.10.2011 Press releases
International agency Oxfam calls on governments meeting at the UN’s Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in Rome to show the political will and take action to tackle the root causes of hu We know it is possible to reduce hunger dramatically – countries like Brazil and Vietnam have shown how it can be done. Barbara Stocking Chief Executive of Oxfam GB Notes to Editors Oxfam’s GROW campaign is calling for global action to fix a broken food system where 925 million people already go hungry every day. This could get worse in the face of dwindling natural resources, like land, the gathering pace of climate change and increasing food price volatility. Find out how we can help prevent this from getting worse at www.oxfam.org/grow . Contact Information For more information contact.: In Rome Gabriele: Carchella; +39.320.4777895; gabriele.carchella@oxfamitalia.org; In Oxford Tricia O’Rourke +44 (0) 7989 965359; tricia.orourke@oxfaminternational.org . ...
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Betting On Food Prices May Sell The Hungry Short 16.10.2011 NPR: Sunday
Sunday is World Food Day, an event intended to increase awareness of problems with global hunger. This year, a lot of people don't have enough to eat, but the cause is not the shortage of food, it's the price.
Have Returning Students Seen a Real Change in School Lunches? 16.10.2011 TreeHugger
Have Returning Students Seen a Real Change in School Lunches?
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Wagering On Food Prices A Losing Bet For Hunger 15.10.2011 NPR News
Sunday is World Food Day, an event intended to increase awareness of problems with global hunger. This year, a lot of people are going hungry, but the cause is not the shortage of food, it's the price.
The Learning Network Blog: World Food Day: Addressing Hunger Around the Globe 14.10.2011 NY Times: Education
For World Food Day, learning about global hunger in a lesson developed with the United Nations World Food Programme.

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Small farms, big results 14.10.2011 Grassroots International
Outside Author Bio: Frances Moore Lappé is the author of 18 books, most recently ‘‘EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want’’ and co-directs the Small Planet Institute in Cambridge. Nikhil Aziz is executive director of Grassroots International in Boston. Outside Author: Frances Moore Lappé and Nikhil Aziz Previous publication: Boston Globe Outside Link: For three decades the UN’s World Food Day on Oct. 16 has offered a ready-made opportunity to tackle hunger’s causes and solutions. Unfortunately, the conversation often focuses narrowly on ways to increase the food supply with purchased technologies originating far from farmers’ fields. read ...
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Food Aid System Continues to Fail Malnourished Children 14.10.2011 Commondreams.org Newswire

Despite some recent gains in the fight against childhood malnutrition, the global food aid system—led by the United States—largely continues to provide substandard foods to millions of malnourished children every year, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) announced today, in advance of World Food Day on October 16.

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5 ways to have an impact on hunger 13.10.2011 CNN: Top Stories
The world produces enough food to meet the needs of its population, yet nearly one in six people suffers from chronic hunger according to the United Nations' Committee on World Food Security.
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Catherine Bertini: Object Lessons in the Value of Helping the World's Poorest Farmers 13.10.2011 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
It is hard to imagine what could make more sense than for the U.S. to spend relatively small amounts of money to support economic development in the poorest countries. This year's World Food Prize recipients can certainly attest to that.
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Multi-Pronged Approach Needed to Fight Global Hunger 13.10.2011 Commondreams.org Newswire

The volatility of food prices, in particular price upswings, represents a major threat to food security in developing countries and typically affects poor populations the hardest. According to the World Bank, during 2010-11 rising food costs pushed nearly 70 million people worldwide into extreme poverty.  

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Multi-Pronged Approach Needed to Fight Global Hunger 13.10.2011 Worldwatch Institute
With World Food Day approaching, Worldwatch"s Nourishing the Planet team emphasizes the need for innovative hunger-fighting initiatives at all levels Washington, D.C .—The volatility of food prices, in particular price upswings, represents a major threat to food security in developing countries and typically affects poor populations the hardest. According to the World Bank, during 2010–11 rising food costs pushed nearly 70 million people worldwide into extreme poverty. "Food prices have continued to rise since 2007, and this has led to millions of people being unable to meet their daily food needs. The price hikes unfortunately also have meant that there is less money for food aid at a time when it is most vital," said Danielle Nierenberg, director of Worldwatch Institute"s Nourishing the Planet project, an evaluation of environmentally sustainable agricultural innovations to alleviate hunger. World Food Day is a global event designed to increase ...
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Medics group urges end to 'sub-standard' food aid 13.10.2011 Seattle Times: Health
The aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres says most food donations to combat malnutrition among children lack vital ingredients and should be replaced with better-suited products.
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