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August 15, 2017

 

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Farm-To-Table Food Labor Is Ripe For Change

Even the most wholesome ingredients are produced through cheap labor, often by people who are poor and hungry. It's time the food world talks about that.

August 4, 2017

 

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More SNAP Dollars At Market Mean More Sales For Farmers

Mallory Rickbeil says incentivizing SNAP users to shop for vegetables at the Linton Farmers' Market has enticed more farmers to become vendors.

July 19, 2017

 

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What’s The Difference Between Famine And Hunger? A Food FAQ

We asked our readers what they wanted to know about world hunger? So many thoughtful questions came in that we did a roundup of queries about hunger and famine.

May 29, 2017

 

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India Court Grapples With High Rate Of Farmer Suicides

Advocates in India are asking the country’s supreme court to increase pay for farmers to curb high rates of suicide amid rampant debt and crop failures.

May 25, 2017

 

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In Some Rural Counties, Hunger Is Rising, Food Donations Aren’t

Pantries in southwest Virginia will take whatever they can get to stock bare shelves. Some also offer help with health care and job training.

February 23, 2016

 

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Unaccompanied Minors Join Rural Immigrant Communities

We meet 17-year-old Diego, one of the 20,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America who made the journey through Mexico to the U.S. border last year.

December 10, 2015

 

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Supermarkets Missing Mark In Food Deserts

A recent analysis found that of the 1,500 new supermarkets promised for food deserts by next year, only about 250 have opened in those neighborhoods so far.

September 23, 2015

 

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Obesity Rates Climb, But Fast Food Not Alone In Blame

According to a couple new reports, obesity rates in every state in America top 20 percent, while one-third of U.S. children are consuming fast food daily.

July 12, 2014

 

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Maureen Ogle, Feed The Future, Kohlrabi With Papaya

How did we get here? Maureen Ogle gives us a history of U.S. meat production. Papaya plus kohlrabi in a salad. Universities work to alleviate world hunger.

June 10, 2014

 

A truck fitted with a container of Dole bananas from a cargo ship

Mighty Banana Giants Losing Global Grip

Multinational banana companies are slowly loosing their grip on the global market as organic and fair trade producers take a bigger bite of the banana pie.

May 9, 2014

 

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Food Policy Councils: Politics From The Ground Up

Mark Winne describes how food policy councils can advocate for change in the local, regional and national food systems.

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

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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! 

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Farm Bill Progress, Finally

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

May 3, 2013

EBT Accepted Here 

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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? 

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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 

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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 

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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.

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