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Category: Food Security :: Hunger
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Newark mayor to honor Twitter challenge to live on food stamps for at least a week 21.11.2012 Star Tribune: Nation
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U.S. food banks raise alarm as drought dents government supplies 21.11.2012 Chicago Tribune: Nation
U.S. food banks raise alarm as drought dents government supplies
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U.S. food banks raise alarm as drought dents government supplies 21.11.2012 Yahoo: US National
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The worst U.S. drought in more than half a century has weakened the safety net for the 50 million Americans who struggle to get enough to eat, and the nation's food banks are raising the alarm as the holiday season gets into full swing. Demand for food assistance - unrelenting as the U.S. economy slowly recovers from the worst recession since the Great Depression - ticks higher during the winter holidays. This summer's crop-damaging weather in the U.S. farm belt has driven up costs for everything from grain to beef. ... ...
Editorial: Full debate needed on hunger relief 21.11.2012 Star Tribune: Editorials
Avoiding the discussion about the impact on poverty impoverishes us all.
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NJ Mayor to Live on Food Stamps 21.11.2012 Yahoo: Politics

NJ Mayor to Live on Food StampsIt started with a quote from Plutarch. “An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics,” Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker tweeted Sunday night, not knowing that his reference to Greek historian would prompt an online spat over governing philosophies...


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For hungry New Yorkers, Sandy added to a tough year 20.11.2012 Yahoo: US National
NEW YORK (Reuters) - One in six New Yorkers was unable to afford to buy meals on a regular basis this year and the number of people relying on food pantries and soup kitchens has surged in the three weeks since Superstorm Sandy, the New York City Coalition Against Hunger said on Tuesday. The number of New Yorkers reporting food insecurity was up even before Sandy made landfall late last month, according to an annual report by the nonprofit coalition. ...
Newark Mayor Cory Booker preparing to live a week on food stamps 20.11.2012 Yahoo: Opinion/Editorial

Newark Mayor Corey Booker speaks during a ceremony at City Hall in Newark, N.J., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. Booker said he was offended by the NYPD's secret surveillance of his city's Muslims. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)The challenge came when the Newark mayor got into a tête-à-tête on Twitter about the role of government in funding food programs for schoolchildren.


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After Sandy, NYC Is Hungry 20.11.2012 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
NEW YORK, Nov 20 (Reuters) - One in six New Yorkers was unable to afford to buy meals on a regular basis this year and...
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First Ever "Food Tattoos for Hunger" November, 18 16.11.2012 TreeHugger
Get food tattoo for "Food Tattoo for Hunger" Day and help feed someone this holiday season.
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Kathy Jackson: In Silicon Valley, hunger is all around us 15.11.2012 San Jose Mercury News: Opinion
Hunger exists in every corner of our community and affects people of all shapes and sizes, every race and ethnicity, employed and unemployed, and highly educated and uneducated.
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Experts: 50 Million Poor Need Safety Net, Not Austerity 15.11.2012 CommonDreams.org Headlines
A chorus of poverty experts says that new data from the Census Bureau show the human cost of putting safety net programs like food stamps and unemployment insurance on the chopping block as austerity-pushers warn of the so-called "fiscal cliff." read ...
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Ocean-grabbing threatens the food security of entire communities 15.11.2012 Environmental News Network
All over the world, food systems and the ecosystems they rely on are coming under pressure from the over-exploitation of natural resources. But nowhere are these impacts occurring as rapidly and dramatically as in the world's oceans.
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We Need Safety Nets, Not Austerity, Say Poverty Experts as 'Fiscal Cliff' Looms 15.11.2012 CommonDreams.org Headlines
A chorus of poverty experts says that new data from the Census Bureau show the human cost of putting safety net programs like food stamps and unemployment insurance on the chopping block as austerity-pushers warn of the so-called "fiscal cliff." read ...
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The Adaptation Challenge 15.11.2012 Oxfam International RSS main feed
Key issues for crop production and agricultural livelihoods under climate change in the Russian Federation Author: Sergey Bobylev, Professor of Economics, Lomonosov State University; Sergey Kiselev, Professor of Economics, Eurasian Centre for Food Security, Lomonosov State University; Roman Romashkin, Associate Professor of Economics, Eurasian Centre for Food Security, Lomonosov State University; Sofia Solovieva, Associate Professor of Economics, Lomonosov State University; Daria Ukhova, Regional research officer, Oxfam; Yulia Yevtushok, Programme coordinator, climate change and economic justice, Oxfam Climate change has serious implications for global food production and food security. This report uses data on current changes and future climate scenarios to examine possible impacts on crop production in the Russian Federation. It considers what measures Russia might need to make to achieve its aim of playing a leading role in ensuring global food security. Oxfam carried out ...
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Agriculture Secretary urges "reform-minded" farm bill 15.11.2012 Yahoo: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Wednesday urged Congress to break a logjam and pass a reform-minded farm bill, but two lobbyists said the deadlocked $500 billion bill may not be enacted for months, or even a year. Vilsack, who is expected to stay at USDA for at least the start of President Barack Obama's second term, told Reuters the department "would do everything we can" to implement a new farm bill in time for the 2013 harvest next fall. ... ...
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Food Stamp Challenge: Try living on $31.50 for food for a week 14.11.2012 MinnPost
An imam and a man who knows poverty up close and personal came together in understanding the other day. It happened over a grocery cart. Said the first, Tamim Saidi, 39, who came to Minnesota 20 years ago as a refugee from Afghanistan, “Let’s see what I remember from my college days’’ about shopping cheap. Said the other, Dennis Boe: “For me, it’s daily life, so you’re just playing a game.’’ A Food Stamp Challenge grocery shopping trip Sunday brought together Boe, who lives on about $1,000 a month in disability payments and other income supports, and Saidi, vice president of the board of the Northwest Islamic Community Center in Plymouth , as well as 20 other religious leaders of Jewish, Christian and Islamic faiths. Their goal: buy a week’s worth of food for $31.50 per person, the weekly national average amount allocated to the poor through SNAP, the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program of the federal government, formerly called food stamps. Then see how far that money goes. ...
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Fall rains bring havoc to Haiti 14.11.2012 Boston Globe: Latest
Fall rains bring havoc to Haiti
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Fall rains bring havoc to Haiti 14.11.2012 Yahoo: Top Stories
The rain has tapered off and floodwaters no longer claw at houses, but the situation across much of Haiti remained grim on Tuesday following an autumn of punishing rains that have killed scores of people and that threaten to cause even more hunger across the impoverished nation. ...
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Fall rains bring havoc to Haiti 14.11.2012 Seattle Times: Nation & World
The rain has tapered off and floodwaters no longer claw at houses, but the situation across much of Haiti remained grim on Tuesday following an autumn of punishing rains that have killed scores of people and that threaten to cause even more hunger across the impoverished nation.
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Vancouver couple eating on food budget of $8 a day 13.11.2012 AP Washington
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- Audrey and Connor Williams are living on a food budget of $8 a day. For both of them....
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