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Food giants pour millions into defeating Washington GMO label measure

by Eric M Johnson and Carey Gillam Reuters October 30, 2013

Oct 29 Major U.S. food and chemical companies are pouring millions of dollars into efforts to block approval of a ballot initiative in Washington state that would make it the first in the United States to require labeling of foods containing genetically modified crops....

Food stamps will get cut by $5 billion this week—and more cuts could follow

by Brad Plumber Washington Post October 28, 2013

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Ohio governor defies GOP with defense of social safety net

by Trip Gabriel New York Times October 28, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio — In his grand Statehouse office beneath a bust of Lincoln, Gov. John R. Kasich let loose on fellow Republicans in Washington....

After troops leave, US to lose access to Afghan reconstruction projects worth billions

by Rajiv Chandrasekaran and Scott Higham Washington Post October 26, 2013

As coalition forces withdraw from Afghanistan, U.S.-funded reconstruction projects worth billions of dollars in far-flung regions of the country will soon be impossible for American officials to safely visit and directly inspect...

Majority of public school children in South and West now live near or below poverty line, study says

by Karen McVeigh The Guardian October 17, 2013

For the first time since the 1960s, a majority of the children in public schools in the South and West of the United States come from families living below, at or not far above the poverty line, according to a new study. The study's findings are part of a trend that is set to continue across the nat...

McDonald’s low wages cost taxpayers $1.2 billion annually

by Hayley Peterson Business Insider October 15, 2013

Earlier we reported on a new study that found half of fast food workers rely on some form of public assistance to supplement their low wages, costing taxpayers roughly $7 billion annually....

Help end hunger on World Food Day

by Tatiana Dwyer United Methodist Women October 13, 2013

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US plans to curb military assistance to Egypt

by Abigail Hauslouhner and Ernesto Londoño Washington Post October 9, 2013

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Protestant and Catholic leaders gathered across the street from the US Capitol Wednesday, October 9, to read Scripture to remind Congress of the importance of being responsive to the needs of poor people, many of who are being hurt by the government shutdown. Photo: Sojourners.

Faithful Filibuster: Christian leaders read Scripture, exhort Congress to care

by Katherine Burgess Religion News Service/Washington Post October 9, 2013

RNS () — Under a cloudy and drizzly sky, across the street from the U.S. Capitol, David Beckmann read passages from the prophet Isaiah....

Marian Wright Edelman, founder of the Children’s Defense Fund. Photo: Astrid Riecken/Washington Post

Marian Wright Edelman marks 40 years of advocacy at Children’s Defense Fund

by Krissah Thompson Washington Post September 29, 2013

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  • For the past 40 years, since its founding in 1976, the mission of World Hunger Education Service is to undertake programs, including Hunger Notes, that
    • Educate the general public and target groups about the extent and causes of hunger and malnutrition in the United States and the world
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    • Promote individual and collective commitments to sustainable hunger solutions.
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