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Rachel's Democracy & Health News #998 (February 12, 2009) 18.2.2009 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
Rachel's Democracy & Health News #998 (February 12, 2009)
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Despite U.S. Offer, City Stands Firm on Food Stamps 18.2.2009 NY Times: NY Region
A provision in President Obama’s stimulus package, extending food stamp benefits for able-bodied adults, has revived a dispute in New York City between Mayor Bloomberg and advocates for the poor.

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Getting Prepared for the Great Collapse: Dmitry Orlov 17.2.2009 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
Getting Prepared for the Great Collapse: Dmitry Orlov
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Free Trade, Fair Trade, and the Equivalence of Organic Standards 16.2.2009 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
Free Trade, Fair Trade, and the Equivalence of Organic Standards
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John Estrem and Mark Peterson: Fighting poverty: We know what works.Please ask us 15.2.2009 Twincities.com: Opinion
Attention the last few months on increased demand at food shelves and emergency shelters in the Twin Cities sheds welcome light on our neighbors' plight.

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Monsanto is Putting Normal Seeds Out of Reach 13.2.2009 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
Monsanto is Putting Normal Seeds Out of Reach
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Zimbabwe's New Prime Minister Vows to Feed the Hungry, Heal the Sick 13.2.2009 ENS
http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/feb2009/2009-02-12-01.asp
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NAIS Threatens Access to Organic, Local and Sustainable Food 12.2.2009 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
NAIS Threatens Access to Organic, Local and Sustainable Food
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Rachel's Democracy & Health News #997 10.2.2009 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
Rachel's Democracy & Health News #997
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Fundamentally Flawed Stimulus Coverage 9.2.2009 Commondreams.org Views

If there's one fact that should be made clear in every news report about the stimulus package working its way through Congress, it is this: Government spending is stimulative.

That's a basic principle of economics, and understanding it is essential to assessing any stimulus package. So it should be an underlying premise of the media's coverage of the stimulus debate. Unfortunately, that hasn't been the case. Indeed, reporters routinely suggest that spending is not stimulative.

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Our Opinion: Legislature must help get word out on food stamps 9.2.2009 Tucson Citizen
It is amazing, yet unsurprising, that in 2009 so many Arizonans need help obtaining that most basic of needs: food.
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The 'W' word, re-engaged 8.2.2009 International Herald Tribune: Americas
President Barack Obama's stimulus package has restarted the old debate over what gets defined as the "safety net" and what gets attacked as "welfare."
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The ‘W’ Word, Re-Engaged 8.2.2009 NY Times: Week in Review
President Obama’s stimulus package has restarted the old debate over what gets defined as the “safety net” and what gets attacked as “welfare.”

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Gibe 3 Concerns to AfDB Go Nowhere 30.1.2009 International Rivers Sitewide RSS Feed
The African Development Bank will soon consider funding for Gibe 3 Dam. A group of NGOs -- Bank Information Center, Campagna per la Riforma della Banca Mondiale, Friends of Lake Turkana, and International Rivers; and more recently, Indigenous Peoples of Africa Co-ordinating Committee (IPACC) and Anuak Justice Council -- requested a phone conference to understand the Bank's project preparation and to discuss project concerns. The phone conference was canceled by Bank staff. Instead, the Bank provided written responses to selected concerns. Below are our concerns and the Bank's responses. 1. CONTRACT PROCUREMENT The Bank has identified the Government of Ethiopia as the borrower for the Gibe 3 Dam project. The project's primary contract, ...
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Lessons from the food price crisis: Questions & Answers 15.10.2008 Oxfam International campaign articles feed

The recent sharp increase in food prices should have benefited millions of poor people who make their living from agriculture.

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World Water Week 2008 12.9.2008 EarthTrends blogs
More than 2,400 scientists and policymakers convened in Stockholm last month for the 2008 summit. This year's summit was focused on sanitation access, although a variety of interdisciplinary research was presented for discussion. Inadequate sanitation is a known cause of infectious diseases and death in the developing world. In response, improvement in sustainable access to safe drinking water and sanitation became part of the UN ...
Biofuels 20.8.2008 Oxfam International campaign articles feed

They’ve been championed as a solution to climate change and as a way to reduce our insatiable desire for oil.

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Pressure piled on the UN now as G8 leaders fail to rise to the challenge of a world in crisis 9.7.2008 Oxfam International campaign articles feed

The 2008 G8 Summit in Japan failed to tackle the grievous problems facing the world that are hitting poor people first and hardest, said international agency Oxfam today at the summi

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How much can we or should we limit our food imports? 12.11.2006 Gristmill
by Roz Cummins

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The ethical and environmental dilemma of coffee 6.11.2006 Grist Magazine
by Roz Cummins

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