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Feminist Hulk Smash Shutdown, Rescue Women On Food Aid!

Feminist Hulk Smash Shutdown, Rescue Women On Food Aid!

| October 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Twitter icon Feminist Hulk is pummeling away at the shutdown’s funding threats to WIC, the federal program that provides essential food aid to pregnant women and mothers with young children. And she’s using her nearly 74,000 followers to help – setting up an online resource to help families left in the lurch find baby food and formula.

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Government Shutdown Leaves Program Feeding Women and Infants in Lurch

Government Shutdown Leaves Program Feeding Women and Infants in Lurch

| October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Some state programs serving low-income women with young children at nutritional risk may run out of funding by next week. Other states have enough funding to provide benefits — which average $45 per month — through October.

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Trader Joe’s Ex-President To Turn Expired Food Into Cheap Meals

Trader Joe’s Ex-President To Turn Expired Food Into Cheap Meals

| September 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the United States, 40 percent of the food produced annually goes to waste. Doug Rauch, former president of Trader Joe’s, wants to do something about it. He’s opening a restaurant that will transform produce past its sell date into healthful take-out food.

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House Votes To Slash $40 Billion From Food Stamp Program

House Votes To Slash $40 Billion From Food Stamp Program

| September 19, 2013 | 1 Comment

The bill would cut funding for the program over the next 10 years and affect an estimated 4 million Americans. The measure, passed narrowly along party lines, is not expected to pass the Senate.

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American Farmers Say They Feed The World, But Do They?

American Farmers Say They Feed The World, But Do They?

| September 17, 2013 | 1 Comment

Farmers say they need to produce food as efficiently as possible in order to feed the world. It’s high-tech agriculture’s claim to the moral high ground in the debate over how best to grow food. But is it true?

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Wasted Food Around The World Takes Heavy Toll On Environment

Wasted Food Around The World Takes Heavy Toll On Environment

| September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Wasted food creates billions of tons of greenhouse gases, and it costs us precious water and land. The rice lost in Asia and the meat wasted in rich countries contribute most heavily to the problem.

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Tucson Food Bank Helps The Needy Grow Their Own Food

Tucson Food Bank Helps The Needy Grow Their Own Food

| July 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

As the number of people seeking emergency food aid continues to grow, food banks have started thinking about what more they can do to help their clients become more self-sufficient. Some, like the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, are teaching people to grow food at community farms and helping them set up home gardens.

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Obama Would Veto House’s Farm Bill, White House Says

Obama Would Veto House’s Farm Bill, White House Says

| June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Obama administration says the bill “makes unacceptable deep cuts” to federal food aid programs and extends, rather than cuts, crop insurance payments to farmers.

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Nudging Detroit: Program Doubles Food Stamp Bucks In Grocery Stores

Nudging Detroit: Program Doubles Food Stamp Bucks In Grocery Stores

| June 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Incentive programs that double the value of food stamp dollars spent at farmers markets have been hailed as one of the most effective ways to encourage healthful eating and support local farmers. The flaw: Most people don’t shop at farmers markets. So a new program will soon pilot the concept at three grocery stores in Detroit.

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Congress: Where Food Reforms Go To Die?

Congress: Where Food Reforms Go To Die?

| May 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

As Congress gets to work on the farm bill, two common-sense, bipartisan reform measures seem to have gotten run over somewhere along the way. The first would set minimum standards for housing egg-laying chickens. The second sought to change how the U.S. provides food aid to people in foreign nations.

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As Promised: Obama Wants To Overhaul Global Anti-Hunger Efforts

As Promised: Obama Wants To Overhaul Global Anti-Hunger Efforts

| April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

The change that may matter most for the proposal’s chances of success, though, is purely bureaucratic. The White House wants foreign food aid to be funded through the U.S. Agency for International Development instead of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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A Political War Brews Over ‘Food For Peace’ Aid Program

A Political War Brews Over ‘Food For Peace’ Aid Program

| April 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Rumors abound of a major shakeup in the works for U.S. food aid programs. The U.S. would give aid groups money to buy food wherever they could get it cheapest and quickest, rather than shipping abroad commodities bought in the U.S. Already, groups that profit from the current system are mounting a fight.

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Dumpster Diver TV: Austrians Cook Up Food Waste Reality Show

Dumpster Diver TV: Austrians Cook Up Food Waste Reality Show

| January 5, 2013 | 1 Comment

Inspired by shows like Fear Factor, an Austrian artist teamed up with chefs and waste divers to demonstrate the delicious possibilities of trash. In each episode, they set off by bike in search of “bio trashcans,” where organic waste is most likely to be found.

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The Food Pantry’s Sara Miles on Serving the City’s Hungry

The Food Pantry’s Sara Miles on Serving the City’s Hungry

| December 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Self-described Jesus freak Sara Miles, who runs The Food Pantry at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco, explains to Sarah Henry why she feels compelled to feed people in need.

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