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August 2, 2013

Would You Like Benefits With That? 

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Fast Food Workers ‘Fed Up’ As Strikes Spread

A wave of protests and walkouts is hitting fast food restaurants across the country this week.

July 22, 2013

Poisoning 

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Children Die In India After Consuming Free School Lunch

23 children have died and more sickened after consuming tainted school lunch in the Indian state of Bihar.

May 17, 2013

Holy Miracles, Batman! 

Farm land dotted with round hay bales.

Farm Bill Progress, Finally

After months of political gridlock, new farm legislation may be in sight.

May 3, 2013

EBT Accepted Here 

Stacks of wooden nickels, worth a dollar each.

USDA: New Grants To Help Farmers Markets Take SNAP Payments

The USDA has announced new funding to encourage broader acceptance of SNAP benefits at farmers markets.

October 2, 2012

Free Lunch? 

A man with his pants pocket turned inside out, signifying that he's got no money.

Panera’s Pay-What-You-Can Project

The baked-goods giant is quietly unveiling donation-based shops to draw attention to food insecurity. The trick is staying solvent.

July 24, 2012

The Price Is Wrong 

The feet of a person standing on earth that's so dry it's clumped and cracked.

Food Prices Expected To Spike, But Relief May Be In Sight

While economists fear what rising food costs might do to a weak global economy, they predict prices will fall by the end of the year.

July 12, 2012

Food Stamp Feud 

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Farm Bill Debate: How To Trim SNAP

The biggest difference between the House- and Senate-proposed farm bills is in their handling of food stamps.

July 11, 2012

Feuding Farm Bills 

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Farm Bill Ping-Pong: House Edition

The House Agriculture Committee began voting through proposed amendments today in the hope of getting the bill through the committee this week.

June 19, 2012

Farm Bill, Finally 

Image of an old red barn with a silo in the background and side building surrounding.

Senate Might Pass Farm Bill This Week

Following weeks of heated debate, the farm bill is expected to go up for a vote in the Senate this week.

April 23, 2012

SNAP Decisions 

A US dollar bill being cut in half by a pair of scissors.

Food Assistance Benefits On The Chopping Block

In an effort to trim the federal budget, House Republicans have voted to cut $33 billion from food assistance programs over the next decade.

February 9, 2012

Golden Opportunity? 

Two bowls full of uncooked rice.  The rice in the top bowl is bright yellow in color.  The rice in the bottom bowl is standard white rice.

Bill Gates And Monsanto Team Up To Fight World Hunger

In his annual letter for 2012, Bill Gates announced that the Gates Foundation intends to combat world hunger by investing in genetically modified agriculture.

November 29, 2011

Peanut Problems 

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Peanut Prices Put Squeeze On Food Banks

The hallmark of the PB & J isn't just jumping in price -- rising peanut butter prices could mean a shortage at food banks.

October 11, 2011

Childhood Hunger 

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Children’s Hunger Addressed On Sesame Street

Sunday's Sesame Street special introduced Lily, a seven-year-old pink Muppet who didn't always have enough to eat.

October 4, 2011

Garden On The Go 

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Food Trucks To The Rescue

Food trucks offer a solution to those in food deserts and have no access to fresh produce.

September 26, 2011

Food Bank 

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Refrigerated Food Trucks Provide Help For Rural Communities

Those in need in rural areas need extra assistance getting food. Enter the refrigerated food truck.

September 16, 2011

Obesity Epidemic 

Two McDonalds Signs, a Burget King sign, and a sign for Premier West hotels rise out of a cluster of tall trees in an area that looks rural.

The Obesity Battle: Fast Food Vs. Supermarkets

Two studies come to conflicting conclusions about the social changes needed to reverse the obesity epidemic.

September 1, 2011

food struggles 

A blue road sign reads, "Wrigley, 224 km. Fort Simpson, 446 km." It stands in a pile of ploughed snow against a backdrop of barren trees.

How To Feed Canada’s Arctic, The Land Without Farms Or Roads

For over 50 years, Canada has struggled to make food affordable in remote Arctic communities. Recent subsidy changes have left many northerners out in the cold.

August 24, 2011

Food Stamps 

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Food Stamp Program Sees Sharp Increase

Even as more people rely on food stamps, one in three could be eligible for assistance.

July 18, 2011

Grocery Study 

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Grocery Stores Have Fat Chance Of Helping Fight Obesity

A new study has found that a nearby grocer doesn't mean better eating habits. Study finds customers are more likely to eat fast food.

February 28, 2011

World Food Crisis 

Melinda and Bill Gates

Gates Foundation Gives $70 Million To Address World Food Crisis

The Gates Foundation hopes to address hunger in developing nations by financing agricultural research. But beware - Monsanto is involved.

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