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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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Social Media Obsessives and Compulsive Gamers Share Addictive Traits, Experts Say 12.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Although experts disagree about what to call them, obsessives over gaming and social media share characteristics with those who overeat or can't stop drinking, taking drugs or gambling—and these physical tendencies all enabled by big business
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Trump wants to limit aid for low-income Americans. A look at his proposals 11.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Low-income Americans who take advantage of government safety net programs could be affected by a number of proposed rules and actions in areas such as housing, food aid, overtime and immigration.
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In California’s ‘cannabis deserts,’ delivery is the solution. Don’t ban it 28.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A modern war of prohibition is being waged over access to legal cannabis in California, and it’s causing “cannabis retail deserts” to proliferate across the state.

The term “cannabis retail desert” is self-defining. They are regions characterized by an absence of retail outlets devoted to legal...

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Immigrants Forgoing Food and Medical Care in Fear of Trump’s Visa Plan 23.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
One in seven immigrants avoided public benefit programs in 2018 out of fear of risking future green card status, the Urban Institute found in a report out Wednesday morning.
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Who will save Africa’s rural farmers when investment and climate change roll in? 15.5.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
With the continent in transformation, there are three key areas to focus on for climate action.
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Trump administration considering changes that would redefine the poverty line 9.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The possible change involves a different inflation measure to adjust the poverty threshold annually. Anti-poverty groups worry that many low-income people would be pushed off assistance programs.
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President Trump Could Kick Millions Off Medicaid, Welfare With New Rule 8.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"In short, Trump wants to weaken how our poverty definition keeps pace with cost of living. So each year, as costs go up, many working people w/low pay would gradually be stripped of WIC, Medicaid and other basics,” wrote Melissa Boteach.
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UN decade of family farming puts spotlight on food insecurity 24.4.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Food & Health The United Nations has declared the years 2019 to 2028 as the UN Decade of Family Farming, citing the need to stem hunger and work toward food security. The official launch of the decade will take place in May. The UN has identified a number of key issues, including public policies, that promote the development of family farms, the protection of biodiversity, forests necessary to supporting family farms, sustainable fisheries and agroecology. While 2014 was officially the year of family farming, the UN states that, by creating a decade dedicated to family farming , it aims to draw attention to the fact that the people who produce more than 80 per cent of the planet's food paradoxically are often the most vulnerable to hunger.  My hope is that the UN decade will expose and emphasize the real causes of hunger on this planet -- how the creation of hunger is directly linked to environmental degradation and land grabbing; the loss of family farms and farmland to speculation and concentration, an ...
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More than 750,000 could lose food stamps under Trump administration proposal 1.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Trump administration has proposed changing food stamp rules to require able-bodied adults without children to work 20 hours or more a week or lose benefits.
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Trump’s Stricter Work Requirements for Food Stamps Might Actually Lead to Fewer Jobs 18.3.2019 Mother Jones
When President Donald Trump released his latest budget blueprint on March 11, one of the items on the chopping block was the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more commonly known as SNAP or food stamps, which the president proposed cutting by $220 billion over the next decade. But that isn’t the only way the Trump administration […]
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Trump’s budget would eviscerate the social safety net but provide welfare for the rich 12.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Much of the news coverage of President Trump’s proposed 2020 budget, which was released Monday, focuses on two aspects.

One: It’s just a PR exercise, since presidential budgets never get enacted. Two: Trump’s demand for $8.6 billion to build his border wall sets up a new conflict with Congress...

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U.S. Push on Food Trade Pressures EU 4.3.2019 Wall St. Journal: Policy
U.S. and European trade negotiators, under growing domestic pressure over agriculture, are set to meet again this week as clashing demands threaten to rekindle a tit-for-tat economic war.
How urban agriculture could improve food security in U.S. cities 22.2.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Cuba offers interesting lessons for how to develop urban agriculture, including government-allocated land and agroecological methods that deliver high yields and diverse crops in small spaces.
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A specter hangs over Nigeria's presidential election: hunger 15.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Salamatu Jibril takes one look at 1-month-old Sufiyan, drowsy under a heavy blanket on a sweaty day in northern Nigeria, and knows there’s a problem.

“The child is 2.7 kilograms [5.9 pounds] and is wasted,” Jibril says, using a term that specialists commonly ascribe to children who don’t weigh...

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Why the Green New Deal Is So Vague About Food and Farming 13.2.2019 Mother Jones
The Green New Deal resolution, released last week by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), offered broad visions for socially just and climate-ready food and farm policy. It called for a “10-year national mobilization” to “eliminate pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the agricultural sector” by “supporting family farming,” “investing in sustainable farming and land […]
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Why the Green New Deal Needs to Include Fair Prices for Farmers 13.2.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

The GND twin resolutions, introduced February 7, 2019, call for all Americans to have access to healthy food, clean water and clean air. The GND also proposes to provide “economic security,” jobs and good wages to all who want to participate in the new green economy.

For consumers, healthy food (and clean water and clean air, for that matter) mean transitioning away from an industrial agriculture model that poisons our food and pollutes our environment.

For farmers, any promise of “economic security” must include the return to an economic agriculture model based on providing farmers a fair price for the products they produce—or as the agriculture industry calls it, “parity pricing.” Only then, will the GND fulfill its promise to clean up our food system, clean up our environment and provide a “fair and just transition for all communities and workers.”

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The perfect match: businesses and the SDGs 12.2.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
How sustainability and inclusivity are driving the business models of the future.
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Organic Green New Deal? Comprehensive climate change policy must address the American food system 8.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The proposed bill must put just rural economic and environmental development back on the table.
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