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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 

Marion county

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 

food truck

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.

November 19, 2010

Food And Health 

Food Insecurity in the U.S.

Hunger In America Increases, Studies Find

Recent studies published by the USDA and Feeding America find that food insecurity has increased in the United States.

October 27, 2010

Food Stamps 

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Eating On Food Stamps: Take The Challenge

Five days with less than $5/day for food — a food stamps challenge.

October 13, 2010

Fighting Hunger 

man preparing sorghum

What Will End Global Hunger?

With an ever expanding population added to the millions already experiencing hunger, how can individuals and governments feed everyone in the future?

October 6, 2010

Liquid Candy 

Orange Soda

NYC Mayor Proposes Banning Soda From Food Stamp Program

Reducing soda consumption is undeniably a healthier choice for consumers. However, Michael Bloomberg's proposal raises controversial issues of classism.

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