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Category: Food Security :: Hunger
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Republicans Remain Silent On Critical Issue 8.10.2012 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
In a political season packed with racial controversies, from food stamps to birth certificates, the attack on one of the nation’s most significant racial opportunity...
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College has big plans for new orchard 6.10.2012 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Faculty, staff and students at Inver Hills Community College have a new apple orchard, but fighting hunger is just one of the goals.
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Silent epidemic gets a stealth solution 6.10.2012 Durango Herald
Most adults cant do long division after three cups of coffee.Try learning how to do long division as a child on an empty stomach.
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Hunger-relief group considers expansion at Nickelsville location 6.10.2012 Seattle Times: Local
Food Lifeline, which provides food to about 300 food banks and meal programs in Western Washington, has talked with area elected officials about buying property and building a new warehouse.
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As winter nears, food shelves aim to make harvest last 5.10.2012 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Relief groups have ramped up efforts to put surplus produce on the plates of hungry Minnesotans -- and they wish they could make it last longer. "There's an opportunity missed," said Cathy Maes of a Minnetonka food shelf.
Paternalism and Welfare 5.10.2012 Forbes.com: News
English: Logo of the . (Photo credit: Wikipedia) It is common for economists and neoliberals to argue for the use of relatively unrestricted vouchers in lieu of in-kind or highly circumscribed welfare payments. The rationale is that more choices increase the recipient's utility, and from the perspective of economist and neoliberal [...]
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Seed Freedom: A Call To End Corporate Control 5.10.2012 CommonDreams.org Headlines

In a defiant step against corporate control over food sovereignty, activists issued a report to draw attention to the extreme threat that Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and corporate influence have on the future of food security and individual independence. 

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Report: 'Unbridled' Rush for Land Grabs Leaving a Billion Hungry 4.10.2012 CommonDreams.org Headlines
"Out of control" land grabs by foreign corporations in the last decade have taken over an area big enough to grow food for a billion people, according to a report published Thursday from Oxfam (pdf). And the continued push for biofuels and recent food price spikes may lead to even further grabs, the group says. read ...
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Land Sold Off in Last Decade Could Grow Enough Food to Feed a Billion People 4.10.2012 Commondreams.org Newswire

Land eight times the size of the UK was sold off globally in the last decade, enough to grow food for a billion people says international development agency Oxfam. This is the equivalent to the number of people who go hungry in the world todayIn its new report, Our Land, Our Lives, Oxfam warns that more than 60 per cent of investments in agricultural land by foreign investors between 2000 and 2010 were in developing countries with serious hunger problems. However, two thirds of those investors plan to export everything they produce on the land.

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The Peanut Butter Cure Moves From Hospital To Snack Room 4.10.2012 NPR News
For over a decade, peanut butter paste supplements like Plumpy'Nut have saved children around the world from malnutrition. Now health officials want to use the packets not just to save starving kids, but to keep them healthy in the first place. But will it work?
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Land sold off in last decade could grow enough food to feed a billion people 4.10.2012 Oxfam International RSS main feed
Land eight times the size of the UK was sold off globally in the last decade, enough to grow food for a billion people, or the equivalent to the number of people who go hungry in the world today. World Bank must freeze investments to protect poor people from land grabs Land eight times the size of the UK was sold off globally in the last decade, enough to grow food for a billion people says international development agency Oxfam. This is the equivalent to the number of people who go hungry in the world todayIn its new report, Our Land, Our Lives, Oxfam warns that more than 60 per cent of investments in agricultural land by foreign investors between 2000 and 2010 were in developing countries with serious hunger problems. However, two thirds of those investors plan to export everything they produce on the land. Nearly 60 percent of global land deals in the past decade have been to grow crops that can be used for biofuels. The report comes as Oxfam steps up its campaign to end land grabs ...
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Dan Glickman: Beyond the Rhetoric: SNAP (Food Stamps) and America's Poor 3.10.2012 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Congress has a long history of bipartisan support for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly the Food Stamp Program. But that historic bipartisanship is unfortunately under attack now, and it is sorely needed.
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Lottery winner who drew outrage for getting welfare is found dead 2.10.2012 LA Times: Nation
Lottery winner who drew outrage for getting welfare is found dead
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Opinionator | Anxiety: Anorexia and Escape 1.10.2012 NY Times: Editorials
Disappearing into the hobo subculture seemed like the perfect way to flee the reality of my disappearing self.
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Climate Change Takes a Bite Out of Global Food Supply 29.9.2012 Commondreams.org Views
Stephen Leahy Humanity"s ability to feed itself is in serious doubt as climate change takes hold on land in the form of droughts and extreme weather, as well as on the world"s oceans. A Pakistani fisherman talks with young boys. Rising ocean temperatures are pushing many fish away from the tropics towards the poles where waters are cooler. (Credit: Akbar Baloch/IPS) read ...
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Nutter, groups feeding homeless reach truce on outdoor meals 29.9.2012 Philly.com News
Mayor Nutter and religious groups that distribute free outdoor meals to the poor have reached a truce, agreeing to temporarily step away from litigation in order to address larger issues surrounding the problems of hunger and homelessness.
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Farm law to expire but many programs funded through March 29.9.2012 Yahoo: Politics

A farm sits in the distance near a corn field in RedkeyCHICAGO (Reuters) - Expiration of U.S. farm law on October 1, shutting off dairy supports and putting 2013 crop subsidies in limbo, will cause pain for some farmers and frustration for many but programs like food stamps and crop insurance will roll on, analysts said. Government funding is assured through March 2013 for many programs based on a July deal to extend budget authority reached by feuding Republicans and Democrats ahead of the November elections. ...


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FactCheck: Romney’s food stamp stretch 28.9.2012 Philly.com News
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Hunger crisis threatens to derail Yemen’s development and stability, aid agencies warn 27.9.2012 Press releases
The hunger crisis in Yemen, which affects almost one out of every two Yemeni citizens, and is putting nearly one million children at risk of severe malnutrition, must be addressed immediately. Humanitarian response still severely under-funded despite billions promised The hunger crisis in Yemen, which affects almost one out of every two Yemeni citizens, and is put Parents are pulling children out of school to beg, marrying their daughters early and selling what little they have just to get food today. Colette Fearon, Country Director of Oxfam in Yemen Notes to Editors The government of Yemen is requesting from $11bn to re-build Yemen and prepare it for democratic elections in 2014. The UN has requested a total of $585 million for humanitarian needs, but this will increase by $92 once the Abyan response plans are integrated. The Friends of Yemen is a grouping of over 30 countries and international organizations with an interest in Yemen’s transition ...
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Ferrari seized in food stamp fraud case 27.9.2012 Yahoo: US National
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal investigators uncovered two grocery store owners who trafficked in more than $1 million in food stamps apiece and seized four luxury cars, including a Ferrari, from one of them, the Agriculture Department's watchdog agency said on Wednesday. In Lake Charles, Louisiana, the owner of two grocery stores was ordered to pay more than $1.7 million in restitution and was sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison after trading food stamps for cash and other goods, the department's inspector general said in a report. ...
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