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Category: Food Security :: Hunger
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Food Security Overwhelming More Than 1 Million Syrians 18.3.2012 Environmental News Network
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) issued a special alert on the food security situation in Syria this past week, voicing serious concern over the state of food security, especially for vulnerable groups, because of continued civil unrest since March 2011. According to the Syrian Central Bureau of Statistics, inflation increased between June and December 2011 by about 15 percent, mainly driven by sharp increases in food prices and fuel shortages that are impacting on transportation costs.
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Hope and the Hunger Games 18.3.2012 Green Left Weekly issue #780
Mon, 19/03/2012 By Becca Barnes The Hunger Games Trilogy Suzanne Collins Scholastic Press, 2010, three volumes, $31. The Hunger Games is young adult fiction for the 99%. Millions of readers around the world have made the 2008-10 Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins a wildly popular series, and an eagerly-awaited movie version is scheduled for release this year. read ...
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Food sacks attack weekend hunger for kids at two Denver schools 17.3.2012 Denver Post: Local
Food sacks attack weekend hunger for kids at two Denver schools
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George Clooney arrested at Sudan embassy protest 17.3.2012 Seattle Times: Nation & World
A group including George Clooney was protesting the Sudanese hunger crisis, accusing President Omar al-Bashir of blocking food and humanitarian assistance.
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India Promises More Funds to Farm Sector 16.3.2012 Wall St. Journal: World
The Indian government promised to boost its financial support to the farm sector by raising direct assistance and budgeting for a steep increase in loans, ahead of the rollout a food security program that will require a steady supply of food grains.
Live Blog: India Budget 2012 16.3.2012 Wall St. Journal: Asia
Wall Street Journal reporters in New Delhi and Mumbai bring you live updates and analysis on Pranab Mukherjee's parliamentary address and reactions from businesspeople, economists and other experts
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Activist Toolkit weekly roundup: Food security, locavores, good food boxes 15.3.2012 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
The Ides of March are upon us, and with that comes a whole host of action days. Today is bottled water free day and to celebrate this week's toolkit is chock full of environmental tools. The politics of water relate to every form of activism, especially food justice, sustainability and sovereignty. Special thanks to Paula Miller for contributing great tech tools! Like what you see? Want to add something to a tool? The activist toolkit is a wiki! Find out how to add to the tools and edit. read ...
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Experts: 30 to 50 percent of world's food thrown away 15.3.2012 MSNBC
The time-worn advice of mothers everywhere may help reduce food waste from the farm to the fork, help the environment and make it easier to feed the world's growing population. ...
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Bread for the World Urges Congress to Safeguard Nutrition Programs in the Farm Bill 14.3.2012 Commondreams.org Newswire

As the Senate concludes its last farm bill hearing today, Bread for the World is asking members of the Senate Agriculture Committee to protect critical nutrition programs that meet the needs of millions of struggling American families.

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Oxfam calls for urgent action in Yemen as hunger escalates 14.3.2012 Press releases
Yemen is at the crossroads of humanitarian catastrophe international aid agency Oxfam said today in reaction to new figures from the World Food Programme, which showed a radical increase in the number of people facing severe hunger in the country. Yemen is at the crossroads of humanitarian catastrophe international aid agency Oxfam said today in reaction to new figures from the World Food Programme, which showed a radical increase in For years, the deteriorating crisis in Yemen has been ignored – and now the country is at breaking point. Joy Singhal Oxfam Contact Information Interviewees available from Yemen. For more information contact: Ian Bray +44 (0)1865 472289 +44 (0)7721 461339 read ...
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UN-backed land use rules ready for final OK: FAO 13.3.2012 Yahoo: Top Stories
MILAN (Reuters) - UN-backed global guidelines on responsible land use have won international consensus after three years of debates, the United Nations' food agency said on Tuesday, stepping up efforts to regulate so-called land-grabbing and boost food security. The guidelines include promoting equal rights for women in securing title to land, creating transparent record-keeping systems accessible to the rural poor and protecting traditional land rights, UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said. ... ...
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Ocean acidity increasing at unprecedented rate not seen in last 300 million years 13.3.2012 Global Features
Ocean acidity increasing at unprecedented rate not seen in last 300 million years
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Scientists Warn of Catastrophe for Food Security in the Mekong 13.3.2012 International Rivers Sitewide RSS Feed

To everyone who is nervously watching the Mekong governments gamble with the region’s food security:  the situation just became more complicated.

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Vicki B. Escarra: Better Nutrition, Healthier Communities 13.3.2012 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
How can someone who faces hunger also be obese? The fact is that the two can and do co-exist.
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In Niger, more than 6 million people face food shortages 12.3.2012 Oxfam International RSS main feed
Humanitarian actors are concerned by the early depletion of food reserves of many Nigerien families and warn of the risk of aggravation of the food and nutrition crisis if the aid response is not rapidly reinforced. Humanitarian actors call for swift and adequate funding to respond to the unfolding crisis Niamey, 12 March 2012 – Humanitarian actors are concerned by the early depletion of food reserves of many Nigerien families and warn of the risk of aggravation of the food and nutrition crisis if the aid response is not rapidly reinforced. According to the national Early Warning System (SAP), more than 6 million Nigeriens need immediate assistance. “The situation of populations, in particular women and children, is deteriorating quickly. We call for a rapid response, consistent and massive response to prevent irreversible situations and to promote durable solutions”, said Humanitarian Coordinator a.i. and also United Nations Resident Coordinator, Fodé Ndiaye. “To cope with food ...
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Tevlin: In Rep. Franson's district, 'animals' are also known as constituents 10.3.2012 Star Tribune: Politics
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'Save Our School!': Students 'Hunger Strike' to Protest Budget Cuts 10.3.2012 CommonDreams.org Headlines

Three California high school students, Anai Rosales (18), Veronica Mandujano (18), and Kayla Ely (17), have been on hunger strike since Wednesday in an effort to reverse a 7-0 vote by their school board to lay-off more than 50 full-time San Leandro High school personnel, including teachers, councilors, administrators, custodians and security.

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Food Stamps' Big Beneficiaries 10.3.2012 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Food stamps are saving many of the nation's poorest children. The food stamp program -- now officially called Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP --...
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Susan Blumenthal, M.D.: Debunking Myths About Food Stamps 9.3.2012 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Food insecurity in America is a major public health concern that has increased significantly during the recent economic recession. The upcoming presidential election has put a spotlight on the increase in SNAP enrollment in recent years.
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Dinner aims to fight hunger 9.3.2012 Post-Bulletin: Austin News

Hunger is a problem in Minnesota.

At first glance it wouldn’t seem that way. Food advertisements bombard us, and there is a fast food chain, it seems, on every corner.

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