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The Trump Administration Is Getting Sued Over Its New Food Stamps Rule 17.1.2020 Mother Jones
Last month, the Trump administration announced that it was moving forward with its proposed rule that would change the work requirements for those described as “able bodied adults without dependents” who are part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps. Advocates for the poor have estimated that the new rule would cut off  […]
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How 16 initiatives are changing urban agriculture through tech and innovation 2.1.2020 GreenBiz.com
From high-tech indoor farms in France and Singapore to mobile apps connecting urban growers and eaters in India and the United States, here are more than a dozen initiatives using tech, entrepreneurship, and social innovation to change urban agriculture.
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Early-career public-sector sustainability professionals reflect on VERGE 19 (Part 2) 20.12.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Two-way conversations. Interdisciplinary perspectives. Here’s what inspired CivicSpark leaders at this year’s conference.
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What's in a name? When it comes to fruit, economic and genetic forces have a major say 19.12.2019 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

Today more than half of all newly developed fruit varieties have gobbledygook for official names, such as WA 38, Code 3X97 or Burpeachthirtysix.

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Climate change poses an existential risk to ocean industries. Here’s how they can respond. 13.12.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
And three ways to approach solutions.
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Putting People at the Center of Climate Action 12.12.2019 THE CITY FIX
This commentary explores the social and economic benefits that climate action can deliver and uses real world examples to show how these benefits can be used to further equity and ensure a just transition to a new climate economy. In ...
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Why human health must be at the center of climate action 11.12.2019 GreenBiz.com
Companies can exacerbate the challenges, but the private sector also positively contribute to solving these challenges.
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Climate Change Poses an Existential Risk to Ocean Industries. Here’s How They Can Respond. 11.12.2019 WRI Stories
Climate Change Poses an Existential Risk to Ocean Industries. Here’s How They Can Respond. Comments|Add Comment|PrintReef diver off Chagos Islands in Indian Ocean. Photo by Mark Spalding/Flickr Never before has the urgency of climate action for ocean health been more pronounced. In September, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its first Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate, finding that climate-induced declines in ocean health will cost... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Letters to the Editor: If this economy isn't right for getting off food stamps, when is? 11.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Wages are up and unemployment is at a half-century low. Able-bodied adults should be working to pay for their food, not using food stamps.

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Trump's Christmas gift to millions of poor Americans: A cut to their small food stipend 9.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Congress wouldn't allow Trump to force food stamp restrictions into last year's farm bill. So he made the changes through executive action.

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Column: Trump finalizes a new attack on food stamp recipients 5.12.2019 LA Times: Business

Trump's latest attack on food stamp recipients will throw 700,000 off the rolls — and more attacks are coming.

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These 21 projects are democratizing data for farmers 25.11.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
On fields across the world, phones, tablets, drones and other technologies are changing how food is grown. Through these devices, artificial intelligence (AI) — technology able to perform tasks that require human intelligence — may help farmers use the techniques they already know and trust on a bigger scale. And big data — data sets that reveal telling patterns about growth, yield, weather and more — may help farmers make better decisions before crises strike.
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Two weeks before Thanksgiving, some Coloradans still can’t access food and medical benefits due to computer glitch 14.11.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
It’s been three months since the state implemented its new Colorado Benefits Management System, and some people still can’t access food and medical benefits.
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How US colonialism affects Indigenous peoples’ stewardship and access to food 9.11.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
From ceremonies to harvesting and food storage, to political leadership, to gender relations, indigenous groups have detailed understandings of how design societal institutions to support resilience. But colonialism changed that.
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Uprooted: The 1950's plan to erase Indian Country 4.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In the 1950s, the United States government came up with a plan to solve what it called the "Indian problem." It would assimilate Native Americans by moving them to cities and eliminating reservations. The 20-year campaign failed to destroy Native cultures and tribal sovereignty, but its impact is still felt today.
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Circularity in cities is about equity, too 1.11.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Don’t forget the economy in the circular economy.
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Column: Trump proposes denying free school meals to a half-million children 22.10.2019 LA Times: Business

To save thousandths of a percent of the federal budget, Trump wants to throw a half-million children off the school lunch program.

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RELEASE: Global Commission on Adaptation Launches “Year of Action” to Accelerate Climate Adaptation 24.9.2019 WRI Stories
RELEASE: Global Commission on Adaptation Launches “Year of Action” to Accelerate Climate Adaptation More than 75 governments, institutions, civil society organizations, and private sector actors join as partners to advance eight Action Tracks, focused on: Finance and Investment, Food Security and Agriculture, Nature-Based Solutions, Water, Cities, Locally-led Action, Infrastructure, and Preventing Disasters NEW YORK (September 24, 2019) — Building on the momentum of the UN Climate Action... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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RELEASE: At UN Summit, New Commitments of Over $790 Million to Support Climate Adaptation for Over 300 Million Small-Scale Food Producers 24.9.2019 WRI Stories
RELEASE: At UN Summit, New Commitments of Over $790 Million to Support Climate Adaptation for Over 300 Million Small-Scale Food Producers Support led by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank, the European Commission, and the governments of the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and Germany Commitments are part of the Global Commission on Adaptation’s Action Track to advance adaptation for agriculture and food security NEW YORK (September 23, 2019)—At the UN... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Trump plan would cut food aid for over 35,000 Minnesotans 20.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Some 18,000 children in Minnesota would be affected, according to the Department of Human Services. A public comment period on the proposal ends Monday and interested people can submit their comments online through the Federal Register.
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