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Category: Food Security :: Hunger
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Gingrich under fire on race, Freddie Mac contracts (AP) 7.1.2012 Yahoo: Business

Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich gestures during a campaign stop in Newport, N.H. Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)AP - Working to reboot his presidential bid, Newt Gingrich is on the defensive in New Hampshire, under fire for a remark on race and facing fresh questions about his work for mortgage giant Freddie Mac.


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The Caucus: Gingrich Pushes Back Against Charges of Racism 7.1.2012 NY Times: Washington
Newt Gingrich charged that remarks he made about food stamps and African-Americans were taken out of context and twisted to sound racially insensitive.

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Peter Dreier: Gingrich Distorts Food Stamp Facts 7.1.2012 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Before Gingrich starts ranting about illegal immigrants ripping off and bankrupting the food stamp program, he might want to check his facts.
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Newt Calls Criticism 'Nuts' 7.1.2012 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
NEWPORT, N.H. -- Newt Gingrich is on the defensive in New Hampshire, fielding questions about a remark on blacks and food stamps as well as...
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Newt Gingrich Sends Message To Blacks 6.1.2012 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Thursday he is willing to go before the NAACP and urge blacks to demand paychecks, not food...
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The Caucus: Gingrich Campaign Defends Remarks on Food Stamps 6.1.2012 NY Times: Washington
The campaign of Newt Gingrich was pushed to defend remarks he made about food stamps that some bloggers and news Web sites interpreted as racially offensive.

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About New York: Holding a Spot for Stigma in the City’s Food Stamp Lines 6.1.2012 NY Times: NY Region
Defending the use of finger-imaging, Mayor Bloomberg betrayed a sense of contempt for food-stamp recipients.

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Newt Gingrich To African-Americans: Demand Paychecks, Not Food Stamps 6.1.2012 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Thursday he is willing to go before the NAACP and urge blacks to demand paychecks, not food...
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Gingrich To Blacks: Seek Paychecks Not Food Stamps 6.1.2012 NPR News
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said that if the NAACP invites him to its annual convention this year, he'd go there and talk about "why the African-American community should demand paychecks and not be satisfied with food stamps."
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Gingrich to black people: paychecks, not food aid 6.1.2012 Seattle Times: Politics
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Thursday he is willing to go before the NAACP and urge blacks to demand paychecks, not food stamps.
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Gingrich to black people: paychecks, not food aid 6.1.2012 Boston Globe: New Hampshire
Gingrich to black people: paychecks, not food aid
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Gingrich to black people: paychecks, not food aid 6.1.2012 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says he is willing to go before the NAACP and urge blacks to demand paychecks, not food stamps....
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Gingrich wants to urge black people at NAACP convention to demand paychecks, not food stamps 6.1.2012 Star Tribune: Politics
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On the Sustainable Food Horizon for 2012 5.1.2012 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

As we embark on 2012, we at Compass Natural wanted to highlight a few issues and trends we've been tracking that affect the natural, organic and sustainable foods market. We hope this presents some resources and food for thought as we face new challenges and opportunities in growing the market for healthy, organic and sustainable food.

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Ore. Food Bank CEO retiring at end of June 5.1.2012 Seattle Times: Local
A woman who has helped develop a nationally recognized hunger-relief network in Oregon and southwest Washington says she'll retire as CEO of the Oregon Food Bank, effective June 30.
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Ore. Food Bank CEO retiring at end of June 5.1.2012 AP Washington
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A woman who has helped develop a nationally recognized hunger-relief network in Oregon and southwest Washington says she'll retire as CEO of the Oregon Food Bank, effective June 30....
Is your all-you-can-eat shrimp killing the mangroves? 4.1.2012 Gristmill
by Twilight Greenaway. For his new book Let Them Eat Shrimp: The Tragic Disappearance of the Rainforests of the Sea , Kennedy Warne traveled the world—from Bangladesh to Brazil to the Gulf Coast—documenting the complex relationship between the growing shrimp farming industry and the world’s mangroves. (Up to 70 percent of the these aquatic forests have disappeared in the last 40 years.) The former editor of New Zealand Geographic spoke to Grist recently about what he found. Q. Can you start by describing the relationship between mangroves and shrimp? A. Mangrove forests are nurseries for a vast array of marine species, including many species of shrimp. However, this nurturing relationship between a protective habitat and vulnerable sea creatures has been sundered in the past half century as mangroves around the world have been destroyed to create ponds for aquaculture. And guess what’s being grown in those ponds? Shrimp. Think about it: The natural nurseries for ...
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New UN food chief sees 2012 price volatility 3.1.2012 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
The new head of the U.N. food agency said Tuesday he expects food prices to stay volatile in 2012 - and more people to go hungry.
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India Ink: Will the Food Security Bill Fight Hunger? 2.1.2012 NYT > World
Critics say the bill is not specific enough to help India's malnourished.

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Editorial: Stigmatizing Food Stamps 2.1.2012 NY Times: Editorials
The Bloomberg administration should drop the requirement that all applicants for food stamps be electronically fingerprinted, which leads too many New Yorkers to forgo help.

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