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In Minn., new effort to get the farm to the food shelf 4.9.2012 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Millions of pounds of that produce go to waste in Minnesota each year. Hunger relief organizations are stepping up their efforts to capture it -- and get it on the plates of those who need it.
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Calories in Some N.Y.C. School Lunches Were Below Federal Requirements 4.9.2012 NY Times: NY Region
Though new federal guidelines have reduced the food minimums for this school year, the lunch trays for some students still require more calories than New York City schools have been providing.

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She hungers for justice and nutritious food 30.8.2012 Philly.com News
The tomato defied reason. Implausibly large and cartoonishly red, it had grown to stunning maturity in Hunting Park, of all places, risen out of hard urban dirt into the car-polluted sunshine.
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Nutter says he’ll act on homeless-feeding report 30.8.2012 Philly.com News
The task force formed after Mayor Nutter banned the distribution of free meals in city parks - most notably along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway - released a comprehensive report Monday that touched on myriad issues of hunger, homelessness, and "food insecurity."
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World Water Week : 26th - 31st August 30.8.2012 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Health News
World Water Week coincides with the annual conference hosted by the Stockholm International Water Institute. The big hope is that World Water Week 2012 will move beyond rhetoric and provide some real answers to the world's water, environment and development challenges.
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Rivers and Dams Roundup for World Water Week 30.8.2012 International Rivers Sitewide RSS Feed
The theme for this year’s World Water Week is Water and Food Security, which means that many – particularly within the dam industry – will be calling for more dams to provide water storage and energy. Dams, and particularly multi-purpose dams (which are meant to provide some combination of electricity, water supply and flood control), are “back in ...
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Our Hunger Games 29.8.2012 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Hunger and malnutrition are man-made. They are hardwired in the design of the industrial, chemical model of agriculture. But just as hunger is created by design, healthy and nutritious food for all can also be designed, through food democracy.

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UN food agency: hunger worsens in Zimbabwe 28.8.2012 Seattle Times: Nation & World
The United Nations food agency says hunger is worsening in Zimbabwe after erratic rains, shortages of seeds and fertilizer and "poor agricultural practices" in the troubled economy led to a reduction in fields planted with the main staple foods.
For some college grads, food stamps are a lifeline 28.8.2012 Post-Bulletin: Local News
The number of food stamp recipients in Minnesota has soared in the economic downtown to more than 520,000, and on the rolls are a growing number of recent college graduates.

Recent graduates remain the exception among

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Our Hunger Games 28.8.2012 Commondreams.org Views
Vandana Shiva

Hunger and malnutrition are man-made. They are hardwired in the design of the industrial, chemical model of agriculture. But just as hunger is created by design, healthy and nutritious food for all can also be designed, through food democracy.

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When Will Nation's Most Powerful Show Regard for Nation's Most Vulnerable? 28.8.2012 Commondreams.org Views
Mariana Chilton
Greg Kaufmann

This is the second post in TheNation.com’s #TalkPoverty series—an effort to push a deeper conversation about poverty into the mainstream political debate. The series profiles people working on poverty-related issues, and lays out the questions they want president Obama and Governor Romney to answer. You can read the first post here.

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World's Biggest Commodities Trading Company Excited to Cash in on Drought, Hunger 27.8.2012 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

In this day and age it's not surprising to see multinationals drooling over profits -- at whatever expense that may mean to the less fortunate. Things are apparently no different for Glencore, the biggest commodities trading company.

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Fed By Threads Apparel Combats Hunger in America 25.8.2012 TreeHugger
Family-run Fed by Threads is both a philanthropic fashion label and a custom printing service.
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How Food Production Impacts Water Quality 23.8.2012 WRI Stories
This post is part of a series on World Water Week , an annual event designed to draw attention to and discuss global water issues…. ...
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More Minnesota farmers markets accepting EBT 22.8.2012 Minnesota Public Radio: News
More than 30 farmers markets in Minnesota now accept food stamps, and that number could grow with help from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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Drought’s impact on food prices could worsen hunger in America 21.8.2012 Yahoo: Opinion/Editorial
More than 18 percent of Americans say there have been times this year when they couldn't afford the food they needed, according to a Gallup poll released on Tuesday. That plight could grow because of the country's worst drought in half a century. The U.S. Department of Agriculture warned last month that Americans should expect [...] ...
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For some college grads, food stamps are a lifeline 20.8.2012 Minnesota Public Radio: News
More than 520,000 Minnesotans now receive food stamps. The numbers have soared across the country since the economic downturn. Some of the new names on the food stamp rolls are people you might not expect: recent college graduates.
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Haven From Hunger launches mobile food market program 19.8.2012 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
Haven From Hunger launches mobile food market program
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Sale of Niger nomad's last camel is sign of hunger 18.8.2012 Seattle Times: Nation & World
In a part of the world where the worth of a man is measured by his animals, Tuareg nomad Soumaila Wantala has come to this market to do the unthinkable: Sell his last camel.
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Sale of Niger nomad's last camel is sign of hunger 18.8.2012 AP Top News
SAKABAL, Niger (AP) -- In a part of the world where the worth of a man is measured by his animals, Tuareg nomad Soumaila Wantala has come to this market to do the unthinkable: Sell his last camel....
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