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US Water Policy Still All Wet 28.6.2012 Commondreams.org Views
Shiney Varghese

Growing conflicts over who owns water and how to manage it are emerging all over the world. Although debates at the UN and among civil society have moved toward the recognition of water as a basic human right, the United States still lags behind. Washington has instead largely supported private-sector approaches that will likely exacerbate conflicts over water resources. What is perhaps new is that the U.S.

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Francesco Fiondella: Into The Heart Of Dryness: A Photo Essay On The Sahel Crisis 28.6.2012 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The ability to predict seasonal changes in rainfall and temperatures, if effectively applied, could be one of the best adaptation strategies to climate variability and climate change in the Sahel and across sub-Saharan Africa.
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Kelly Hauser: How The U.S. Farm Bill Is Causing 6 Million People To Go Hungry 27.6.2012 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
If Congress passed an amendment to the Farm Bill to allow just 25 percent of Food for Peace food aid grains to be purchased closer to their destination, the U.S. government could save almost $200 million and reach 6 million more people -- almost exactly the shortfall in the Sahel.
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Zaid Jilani: How the Crop Insurance Industry Helped Buy a Multi-Billion Dollar Cut to Food Stamps 27.6.2012 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
We conducted a review of campaign spending by the crop insurance industry's top political action committee and its lobbyists it has contracted through a Virginia law firm, and found, unfortunately, unsurprising results.
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Jeff Baron: How Do You Stop A Sand Dune? 26.6.2012 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
What may be the best metaphor for what's going on in the Sahel is a very real problem for people in Niger: How do you stop a sand dune?
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Billy Shore: Invisible Issues of the 2012 Campaign 26.6.2012 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Ending poverty may be complex but feeding a child is not. This is not Syria or Sudan, not entitlement reform or credit swaps. This is a problem for which we know the solution and have the necessary resources, but lack only the will.
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In suburban America, middle class confronts poverty 24.6.2012 MSNBC
In a special Dateline report on the impact of the recession on suburban America, Lester Holt meets three former middle-class families in Colo., who confront poverty for the first time.

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Jillian Michaels: The food stamp program needs to get in shape 23.6.2012 Twincities.com: Opinion

The food stamp program needs to go on a healthy diet. The government currently provides massive subsidies to companies that produce unhealthy foods, and then provides incentives for food stamp recipients to put these same unhealthy foods in their grocery carts.

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Muhammad Yunus: Africa After Rio+20 23.6.2012 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Africa is forecast to be the continent worst hit by climate change. Increasing harvests and food production in these challenging circumstances requires a major commitment, by governments within and outside the continent, to fund a climate-resilient Green Revolution in Africa.
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World Hunger Is About Politics, Power & Rights More Than Crop Yields & Biotech 22.6.2012 TreeHugger
World Hunger Is About Politics, Power & Rights More Than Crop Yields & Biotech
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Bipartisan effort leads to Senate OK of farm bill 22.6.2012 Star Tribune: Latest
The Senate on Thursday completed a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill that cuts farm subsidies and land conservation spending by about $2 billion a year but largely protects sugar growers and some 46 million food stamp beneficiaries.
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Bipartisan effort leads to Senate OK of farm bill 21.6.2012 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Senate today completed a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill that cuts farm subsidies and land conservation spending by about $2 billion a year but largely protects sugar growers and some 46 million food stamp beneficiaries.
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UN Zero Hunger Challenge offers ray of hope in fight against hunger 21.6.2012 Oxfam International RSS main feed
International agency Oxfam today welcomed the announcement by the UN Secretary General to create a global Zero Hunger Challenge to eliminate hunger and ensure that everyone everywhere has enough to eat while living within the earth’s limits. International agency Oxfam today welcomed the announcement by the UN Secretary General to create a global Zero Hunger Challenge to eliminate hunger and ensure that everyone everywhere has enough to eat while living within the earth’s limits. The challenge echoes the successful ‘Hunger Zero’ strategy of the Brazilian hosts which has cut child malnutrition and lifted millions out of poverty. “Ban Ki Moon’s announcement is a welcome ray of hope in a summit that has been shamefully devoid of progress for the almost billion people who go to bed hungry every night. Despite the fact that the world produces enough food to feed everyone, there are more hungry people today than when the world last met in Rio in 1992,” said Barbara Stocking, Chief Executive ...
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Senate bill brings some big changes to farm policy 21.6.2012 Yahoo: Business
Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow is fond of saying that the five-year farm policy bill is "not your father's farm bill." ...
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Food stamp funds may be reduced 20.6.2012 LA Times: Nation
Food stamp funds may be reduced
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G20 fails 1 billion hungry people worldwide – Oxfam 20.6.2012 Press releases
Development and food security sidelined The G20 leading economies have sidelined development and food security at their summit in Los Cabos, international agency Oxfam said. This collective failure of political will is shocking, and must be dealt with in the last months of Mexico’s G20 Presidency. Poor people and poor countries deserve nothing less Carlos Zarco Oxfam Contact Information Caroline Hooper-Box caroline.hooper-box@oxfaminternational.org 52 (045) 624 355 8630 read ...
Food Stamp Fiasco 20.6.2012 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
The Senate refuses to cut $20 billion out of $770 billion.
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Robert Lawrence: Feeding the World, or What We Talk About When We Talk About Rio+20 20.6.2012 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Most of the world's poor and hungry depend on agriculture for their survival -- and yet, they bear a disproportionate burden of the planet's degraded lands.
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Bruce Campbell Ph.D.: A New Vision for Sustainable Agriculture for Rio+20 Summit 20.6.2012 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
A renewed global commitment to sustainability at Rio+20 will miss the mark if it does not explicitly address the needs and opportunities in agriculture.
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G20 fails 1 billion hungry people worldwide 19.6.2012 Press releases
The G20 leading economies have sidelined development and food security at their summit in Los Cabos. Development and food security sidelined The G20 leading economies have sidelined development and food security at their summit in Los Cabos, international agency Oxfam said. This collective failure of political will is shocking, and must be dealt with in the last months of Mexico’s G20 Presidency. Poor people and poor countries deserve nothing less Carlos Zarco Oxfam Contact Information Caroline Hooper-Box caroline.hooper-box@oxfaminternational.org 52 (045) 624 355 8630 Space GROW read ...
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