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VIDEO: Learn about the forces changing our food system

by Washington Post Live June 17, 2017

In "Transformers: Food", the Washington Post brings together entrepreneurs, food industry executives, scientists and farmers to discuss how technology and science are changing our modern food systems. This video features Kathleen Merrigan, the Executive Director of Sustainability at GWU/former Depu...

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Both sides back former GOP U.S. Rep. Mark Green at confirmation hearing for U.S. foreign aid post

by Craig Gilbert Milwaukee Journal Sentinel June 17, 2017

Senators from both parties signaled their support Thursday for former Wisconsin congressman Mark Green, President Trump’s choice as administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development....

Safeway in Washington, DC’s Ward 6 (Photo by Mr. TinDC via DCIST)

Report: Wards 7 And 8 Have Three Grocery Stores For 149,750 People

by Christina Sturdivant DCIST June 7, 2017

This article discusses a food desert in Washington, DC.  "Unsurprisingly, Wards 7 and 8 account for the vast majority of D.C.’s residents (one out of seven) who are what the USDA considers food insecure."...

A Walmart Supercenter in Albany. (Photo: Wikipedia via Forbes)

Report: Walmart Workers Cost Taxpayers $6.2 Billion In Public Assistance

by Clare O'Connor Forbes June 3, 2017

Walmart's low-wage workers cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $6.2 billion in public assistance including food stamps, Medicaid and subsidized housing, according to a report published by Americans for Tax Fairness, a coalition of 400 national and state-level progressive groups....

South Sudan has declared famine in parts of the country, saying a million people are on the brink of starvation (Photo: AFP)

Trump commits $300 million to fight Africa famine

by AFP via Daily Mail May 24, 2017

US President Donald Trump told Pope Francis on Wednesday he was committing more than $300 million (270 million euros) to help prevent or tackle famine in Yemen and several countries in Africa....

Mark Green, president of the IRI (Photo: Mark Green/Twitter)

Trump to nominate Mark Green as USAID administrator

by Michael Igoe Devex May 10, 2017

Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Mark Green, a former U.S. ambassador to Tanzania and president of the International Republican Institute, to be the next administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development Wednesday....

Community gardens in Portland are growing. This year locals deemed low income are getting preference on the waiting list. (Photo: Rowen Gorman)

Portland’s new strategy to fight hunger: Help people to grow their food

by Kathleen Pierce Bangor Daily News April 10, 2017

To put a dent in the region’s burgeoning food insecurity problem, the organization that manages Portland’s community gardens is giving preference to low-income Portlanders and enlisted high school students to go door to door to recruit farmers....

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Bill Gates: Cutting Foreign Aid Makes America Less Safe

by Bill Gates Time Health March 26, 2017

Opinion Editorial by Bill Gates on foreign aid...

New research shows the percentage of food stamp recipients from households where at least one person is employed has been steadily increasing. (Photo: Jim Young/Reuters)

Food Stamp Recipients Increasingly Are The Working Poor

by Joseph Erbentraut Huffington Post March 22, 2017

According to a recent report from the USDA, an increasing share of individuals who receive benefits through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program, also known as food stamps, live in households where at least one person is working....

Southern Maine Agency on Aging’s Meals on Wheels program. (Photo:  Gabe Souza/Portland Press Herald/Getty Images)

Could Meals On Wheels Really Lose Funding? Yes, But It’s Hard To Say How Much

by Maria Godoy NPR March 21, 2017

Meals on Wheels, you see, isn't a federal program. It's a network of thousands of independently run groups that receive varying amounts of government aid – or none at all. Together, they deliver hot meals to 2.4 million seniors each year. Some of these programs get federal funding, but how that wi...

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