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On World Hunger Day, a look at why so many people don't get enough food 28.5.2017 L.A. Times - World News

The United Nations has set a goal of eradicating hunger and malnutrition by 2030. Although the prevalence of hunger has declined in recent years, the lack of access to adequate and nutritious food remains an insatiable challenge across the globe.

As World Hunger Day is observed on Sunday, here’s...

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Woman sues Jelly Belly Candy claiming 'Sport Beans' were full of sugar 27.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary
A San Bernardino County woman has filed suit against the Jelly Belly Candy Co. claiming that she was duped into buying and eating sugar-filled jelly beans.
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California woman sues Jelly Belly Candy claiming beans were full of sugar 27.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary
A San Bernardino County woman has filed suit against the Jelly Belly Candy Co. claiming that she was duped into buying and eating sugar-filled jelly beans.
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Jayson Werth gave a great speech about organic farming (and coyote pelts) 25.5.2017 Washington Post
Jayson Werth gave a great speech about organic farming (and coyote pelts)
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Trump's Plan to Kick People Off Food Stamps Is an "Attack on the Poor," Activists Say 25.5.2017 Truthout.com
Advocates for the struggling and hungry are appalled by Trump's budget proposal to slash billions of dollars from social programs such as Medicaid and food stamps. The White House is framing the cuts as proposed "reforms" meant to encourage people to get off the government dole and find a job, but critics say Trump's policies would only worsen the conditions of poverty. A convenience store's sign advertising their acceptance of food stamps, in Reading, Pennsylvania, July 16, 2013. (Photo: Mark Makela / The New York Times) Last April, advocates for low-income people in West Virginia sent a letter to state officials who were preparing to drop more than 1,500 people from the state's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (also known as SNAP or food stamps), demanding that an exemption be made for the homeless. The state had decided to reinstate a federal rule in several counties requiring people without registered disabilities or dependent children to work at least 20 hours a week in order to receive ...
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Trump Administration Sending Mixed Messages On Food Stamps 25.5.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON ― U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue faced heated questioning Wednesday over President Donald Trump’s new proposal to slash food stamps. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) asked Perdue at a hearing why he’d said last week that he didn’t favor cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which is overseen by Perdue’s agency, given that the Trump budget cuts the program. Contrary to the budget, Perdue simply said that SNAP would be fully funded in the next fiscal year and that any changes would be up to Congress. “The legislative proposal going forward is obviously something you and all of your members in Congress will deal with and have your stamp on that,” Perdue said. He also said he stood by his comment last week that SNAP isn’t broken and doesn’t need fixing. It’s true that presidential budgets are basically just suggestions , and that it will be up to Congress to set spending levels, but it’s hard to reconcile Perdue’s sunny outlook on SNAP with the Trump administration’s push to ...
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Wonkblog: Trump’s budget would cut off food for poor people if they have too many kids 24.5.2017 Washington Post
Wonkblog: Trump’s budget would cut off food for poor people if they have too many kids
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Congress and Farmers Are Shocked By Proposed USDA Cuts 24.5.2017 NPR News
The Trump administration wants to cut both food aid to the poor and subsidies for the nation's farmers. Supporters of both programs are joining forces to fight the cuts in Congress.
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Trump Plan to Shift FDA Funding to Industry Draws Criticism 23.5.2017 Wall St. Journal: Policy
President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget proposed for the Food and Drug Administration puts the administration on a collision course with some in its own party in Congress over possible cuts in funding for the agency.
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Foreign aid under the ax in State Department budget proposal 23.5.2017 Washington Post
Foreign aid under the ax in State Department budget proposal
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Toxic secrets in our food? EDF joins in lawsuit aimed at protecting food safety 22.5.2017 Nanotechnology Notes
Today, Environmental Defense Fund joined other groups in challenging a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rule that allows chemical and food manufacturers to decide for themselves – in secret – what chemicals and food additives can be added to foods. The practice puts our health at risk and does not fulfill Congress’ requirement that FDA […]
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Top grocery stores lag on antibiotic-free food 22.5.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
As restaurant chains rush to cut antibiotic-raised chicken, a new report by the Natural Resource Defense Council argues that Costco, Walmart and others aren't doing enough.
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People love probiotics, but do they really help? 20.5.2017 Washington Post
People love probiotics, but do they really help?
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Eat more seafood for your health, right? Actually, it’s not that simple. 20.5.2017 Washington Post
Eat more seafood for your health, right? Actually, it’s not that simple.
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Do they have too much in common? 20.5.2017 Washington Post
These two have backgrounds so similar, they almost seem like the male/female version of each other.
Why Trump's combative trade stance makes US farmers nervous 19.5.2017 AP Top News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A sizable majority of rural Americans backed Donald Trump's presidential bid, drawn to his calls to slash environmental rules, strengthen law enforcement and replace the federal health care law....
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Why Trump’s combative trade stance makes US farmers nervous 19.5.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sizable majority of rural Americans backed Donald Trump’s presidential bid, drawn to his calls to slash environmental rules, strengthen law enforcement and replace the federal health care law. But last month, many of them struck a sour note after White House aides signaled that Trump would deliver on another signature vow […]
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The USDA’s Senseless Obstacles To A More Humane 'Organic' 18.5.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Every day, millions of Americans visit their grocery stores, relying on a range of food labels – some more meaningful than others – to help them make healthy, humane, and cost-efficient purchases. One of these labels is “USDA Organic,” a certification that presumably represents humane farm animal welfare standards. But sadly, that assumption is untrue, and has been for years. What’s even more reprehensible is that the federal agency directly responsible for ensuring that farmed food products are truthfully labeled – the USDA – is now acting in direct opposition to that mission. Origins of the USDA “Organic” Label The USDA began regulating organic agriculture in 2000 with the creation of the National Organic Program. For years, the ASPCA and other animal welfare organizations have pushed to include meaningful animal welfare standards in the definition of organic – including minimum indoor and outdoor space requirements for chickens, required enrichment for certain species, and a prohibition on certain ...
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Will the government help farmers adapt to a changing climate? 18.5.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The livelihoods of farmers and ranchers are intimately tied to weather and the environment. But they may no longer be able to depend on government research to help them adapt to climate change.
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Lucques' Caroline Styne talks about the restaurant labor crisis and how it will affect your dinner bill 18.5.2017 L.A. Times - Food & Dining
Restaurateur Caroline Styne on minimum wage and other issues facing L.A. restaurants
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