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Category: Food Security :: Hunger
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2 Maine groups get $325K in hunger grants 20.2.2012 Boston Globe: Maine
2 Maine groups get $325K in hunger grants
UN calls for more help in W. Africa hunger crisis 18.2.2012 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Top United Nations officials say 10 million people need help amid a food crisis in West Africa's Sahel region.
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Convicted murderer dies while on hunger strike in California 18.2.2012 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Convicted murderer dies while on hunger strike in California
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US-China to sign a 5-year agriculture pact to focus on food safety, security, sustainability 17.2.2012 Star Tribune: Nation
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Tamar Haspel: Food Stamps: Extreme Makeover 17.2.2012 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Can we rethink food stamps? Instead of nickel-and-diming the program with endless arguments about what should or shouldn't be paid for, and what is or isn't junk food, let's scrap it altogether and build it fresh.
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Kanayo F. Nwanze: Farmers Are Ready to Do Their Part on Climate Change 16.2.2012 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The challenge of growing more food can be met only if sustainability is the foundation of approaches to food security and poverty reduction in every country and every community.
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1 in 4 children malnourished, global report says 16.2.2012 MSNBC
Five children around the world die every minute because of chronic malnutrition, according to a report released Wednesday that also said that almost half a billion children risk are at risk of permanent damage over the next 15 years. ...
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1 in 4 children malnourished, global report says 15.2.2012 Boston Globe: Latest
1 in 4 children malnourished, global report says
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Resolving the Food Crisis: Assessing Global Policy Reforms Since 2007 14.2.2012 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

The recent spikes in global food-prices in 2007-08 served as a wake-up call to the global community on the inadequacies of our global food system. Commodity prices doubled, the estimated number of hungry people topped one billion and food riots spread through the developing world.

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Uganda: LRA hostages go hungry as militants flee 13.2.2012 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Women and children abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army guerrilla group are suffering from hunger because the wanted band of fighters has stopped stealing food from villages to avoid being detected by a military manhunt, Ugandan military officials said Monday.
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African Cup of Nations: As the final whistle blows, the match against hunger is still to be won in the Sahel 13.2.2012 Oxfam International RSS main feed
Estimates of people in need of assistance in the Sahel increases to over 11 million people, as agency warns humanitarian efforts need to be stepped up in the coming weeks. Estimates of people in need of assistance in the Sahel increases to over 11 million people, as agency warns humanitarian efforts need to be stepped up in the coming weeks. International humanitarian agency Oxfam has praised African footballers for joining the fight to mobilise the international community to act swiftly to prevent a possible worsening of the looming food crisis in the Sahel region. To coincide with the African Cup of Nations, stars including Moumouni Dagano from Burkina Faso, Demba Ba from Senegal, Seydou Keïta from Mali and Lawali Idrissa from Niger have all joined Oxfam’s fight against hunger in their own countries, determined to give more visibility to this crisis in order to save lives and livelihoods. With official estimates of people requiring assistance over the next six months increasing ...
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Huff TV: WATCH: Arianna Talks Safety Net Benefits On CNN's 'Your Bottom Line' 13.2.2012 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Arianna appeared on CNN's "Your Bottom Line," to discuss the growth of "safety net" benefits like food stamps and Medicaid. "It's a sign of what...
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Ending poverty need not be at the expense of the environment 13.2.2012 Oxfam International RSS main feed
Ending poverty need put no additional stress on the planet’s natural resources, according to a new report published today by international agency Oxfam. According to the paper’s author Kate Raworth, human deprivation and environmental degradation must be tackled together as humanity’s two major operating boundaries are inextricably linked. Ending poverty need put no additional stress on the planet’s natural resources, according to a new report published today by international agency Oxfam. According to the paper’s author Kate Raworth, human deprivation and environmental degradation must be tackled together as humanity’s two major operating boundaries – “social boundaries” like hunger, inequality and ill-health and the “planetary or environmental boundaries” like climate change and biodiversity loss - are inextricably linked. “By seeing the whole we can understand that solving food, energy and income poverty could be achieved with almost no impact on our planetary boundaries. Any ...
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Still Hungry in America 12.2.2012 Commondreams.org Views
Marian Wright Edelman

“There were some times where, you know, we wouldn't have that much food, and I would tell my mom, ‘I'm not hungry, don't worry about it,’ and I lost a lot of weight. I remember I used to be a size five, and I went from a size five to a size zero,” a New York high school senior said in December.

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Still Hungry in America 12.2.2012 Commondreams.org Views
Marian Wright Edelman

“There were some times where, you know, we wouldn't have that much food, and I would tell my mom, ‘I'm not hungry, don't worry about it,’ and I lost a lot of weight. I remember I used to be a size five, and I went from a size five to a size zero,” a New York high school senior said in December.

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Utah inmate’s starvation death spurs bill on force-feeding 11.2.2012 Salt Lake Tribune
By Robert Gehrke The Salt Lake Tribune Published Feb 10, 2012 07:46PM MDT When a 19-year-old inmate starved to death in his jail cell, Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder said it pointed to a clear need for a way to allow jailers to forcibly feed or hydrate an inmate on at least a short-term basis. Carlos Umana withered from 175 pounds when he was booked into jail to just 77 pounds when the 19-year-old inmate died four months later after a prolonged hunger strike. Rep. Derek Brown, an attorney, is proposing legislation that would establish a process for jails and pri... ...
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Marian Wright Edelman: Still Hungry in America 11.2.2012 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
“There were some times where, you know, we wouldn't have that much food, and I would tell my mom, ‘I'm not hungry, don't worry about...
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Michael Meyers: Racial Politics and the Non-White Vassals of White Politicians 11.2.2012 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
I need firmer evidence that the current field of GOP candidates are running the old race game on us. The only thing MSNBC keeps putting in our face and harping on is their bottom line, seemingly, that a black man who is president can't get no respect.
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50 Cent visits famine victims in Somalia, Kenya 9.2.2012 Seattle Times: Top stories
Rapper 50 Cent is teaming up with the World Food Program to see firsthand the effects of hunger in Somalia and Kenya.
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Mich., Pa. put limits on families seeking food aid 9.2.2012 Seattle Times: Nation & World
The 2010 Buick Enclave parked in her garage kept Michigan resident Renee Moore from getting food stamps for two months last year, even though her family's income had dropped to below the poverty level, her husband's Ford Explorer had 300,000 miles on it and her family had less than $1,000 in the bank.
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