User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-National
Category: Food Security :: Access
Last updated: Aug 23 2019 03:40 IST RSS 2.0
 
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70 mayors, including Mpls. Mayor Frey, reject Trump food stamp proposal 23.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Mayors from 70 American cities, including Minneapolis, send a letter to the Trump administration, saying a plan to push millions of people out of the federal food stamp program would punish some of the country's neediest.
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Proposed federal rule would end food assistance for 90,000 in Colorado 19.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Most estimates put the minimum needed to live comfortably in Denver at about $29 an hour, but some families earning less than half of that could be considered too wealthy for free school lunches and other food assistance if a new federal rule moves forward.
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As Lunch Money Debt Rises Nationwide, 77 Atlanta Schools to Provide Free Meals to Students 18.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Schools will be eligible under a federal program that provides reimbursement for every free breakfast and lunch.
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Here's My Medical Opinion: The Public Charge Rule Threatens the Health of Every Single Person in America 16.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Immigrants are already pulling out of government programs that keep their families healthy for fear of retribution. And when they get sick, we all get sick.
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Innovator BanQu builds blockchain and bridges for traceability, small farmers’ livelihoods 14.8.2019 GreenBiz.com
Companies such as Anheuser-Busch InBev and Mars have allied with the company to help customers better understand their product origins and sustainability.
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New rules can deny green cards for immigrants on food stamps 12.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Trump administration rules that could deny green cards to immigrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance are going into effect, potentially making it more difficult for some to get legal status in the United States.
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How can chefs lead the way towards social justice in our food system? 30.7.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
How can chefs lead the way towards social justice in our food system?
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Would the Latest SNAP Cuts Kick a Bunch of Rich Folks Off Food Stamps? 24.7.2019 Mother Jones
At a Tuesday press conference to explain the department of agriculture’s latest plan to cut eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps, USDA secretary Sonny Perdue pointed to a case in Minnesota. There, he said, “a millionaire recently enrolled in the program, simply to highlight the waste of taxpayer money.”  […]
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3 million could lose food stamp benefits under Trump administration proposal 24.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The administration wants to close what it calls a "loophole" that allows states to give benefits to those who would not otherwise be eligible by raising or eliminating income and asset limits.
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Trump Admin Says Millionaires Are Abusing Foodstamps, So 3.1 Million People Lose Benefits 24.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Unfortunately, automatic eligibility has expanded to allow even millionaires and others who simply receive a TANF-funded brochure to become eligible for SNAP when they clearly don't need it."
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The Trump Administration Just Proposed Kicking 3.1 Million People Off Food Stamps 23.7.2019 Mother Jones
On Tuesday, the Trump administration floated a plan that could strip food stamps from more than 3 million people. The proposed rule change, announced by the Department of Agriculture, would limit the use of “broad based categorial eligibility”—a system, adopted by more than 40 states, that makes some low-income people automatically eligible for food stamps […]
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Column: Trump's plan to throw 3 million people off food stamps shows his cruelty to the poor 23.7.2019 LA Times: Business

After shoveling billions in tax breaks to the rich, Trump wants to take food stamps from 3 million needy people

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Exposure to Nature Could Help Fight Junk Food Cravings 20.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Even just seeing trees out your window might be enough to help you stop smoking, drinking or eating unhealthy food, a new study suggests.
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A Süprmarkt for the people challenges ‘food apartheid’ in South L.A. 3.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

“We have cilantro, basil,” says Olympia Auset as she helps a customer sift through a wooden box filled with an arrangement of green herbs and lettuces. “They’re really good for heavy metal detoxing,” she points out.

Another box holds fruit; pineapples and fresh ginger root decorate the table. It...

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Dutch dairy tries to promote animal welfare and combat pollution with urban farming 30.6.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Peter van Wingerden's dairy farm smells just like any other farm — the rich aroma of cow manure and grass hangs in the air around the unusual stable housing the cattle. The farm itself is far from traditional.

Moored in a small harbor in Rotterdam's busy port, the farm is a futuristic three-story...

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State draws attention to summer child nutrition help 28.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan helped publicize the summer nutrition programs aimed at preventing a hunger gap while school is out.
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Migrant Children Share Heartbreaking Stories of What It's Like to Be Locked in U.S. Detention Centers: 'There Are No Activities, Only Crying' 28.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Some kids are only two or three years old and they have no one to take care of them," one 11-year-old boy being held under federal custody said.
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Lawsuit accuses U.S. government of holding migrant children in ‘deplorable’ conditions 27.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A team of attorneys asked a U.S. District Court in California to issue a temporary restraining order against the federal government Wednesday afternoon, arguing that children in several immigration detention facilities in Texas are being held in “deplorable” conditions in violation of an earlier...

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Shake it up: A Q&A with Sarah Pool, co-founder of upcycled spent grain protein shake company 21.6.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
How this entrepreneur is combining her love of nutrition and the environment.
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Improving food cold chains for farmers and citizens in India 14.6.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
New research shows that temperature-controlling supply chains can cut food waste and boost public health in the country.
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