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House rejects farm bill as food stamp cuts prove divisive

by Ron Nixon New York Times June 20, 2013

WASHINGTON — The surprise defeat of the farm bill in the House on Thursday underscored the ideological divide between the more conservative, antispending Republican lawmakers and their leadership, who failed to garner sufficient votes from their caucus as well as from Democrats....

Military says law barring US assistance to human rights violators hurts training mission

by Eric Schmitt New York Times June 20, 2013

WASHINGTON — A 16-year-old law that bars American aid to foreign security forces that violate human rights is drawing unusual fire from some top military commanders who say it undermines their ability to train the troops to fight militants and drug traffickers....

New Mexico has the highest rates of childhood hunger, study says

by Cindy Carmcamo Chicago Tribune June 11, 2013

TUCSON -- Children in the Southwest are especially vulnerable to hunger, according to a new study ranking New Mexico as having the highest rates of childhood hunger in the nation....

In California’s rich San Joaquin valley, Latinos stuck in poverty

by Gosia Wozniacka Associated Press June 10, 2013

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Entitlement changes would put nearly half of elderly population at financial risk, report says

by Michael A. Fletcher Washington Post June 5, 2013

Nearly half of the nation’s elderly population is economically vulnerable and would be particularly hard hit by even modest changes in the Social Security and Medicare programs being considered to slow the growth of the nation’s long-term debt, according to a new report....

A Washington, DC Meals on Wheels program makes its final rounds. Across the country, Meals on Wheels programs are slashing staff, reducing the number of meals delivered or shutting down as a result of sequestration.

Sequester stalls Meals on Wheels programs

by Robert Samuels Washington Post May 31, 2013

For almost 30 years, First United Methodist Church of Hyattsville has delivered 10 meals a week to homebound seniors who live nearby. But with the sequester leading to a reduction of federal funds next month, the church’s skeletal staff has come to a sad conclusion....

Monsanto shares fall as South Korea joins pause in wheat imports

by Steven Mufson Washington Post May 31, 2013

Investors drove down the price of Monsanto shares by 4 percent on Friday as South Korea joined Japan in suspending imports of U.S. wheat after an unapproved strain of genetically modified wheat was discovered in a field in eastern Oregon....

Unapproved genetically modified wheat from Monsanto found in Oregon field

by Steven Mufson Washington Post May 30, 2013

Japan, the largest market for U.S. wheat exports, suspended imports from the United States and canceled a major purchase of white wheat on Thursday after the recent discovery of unapproved genetically modified wheat in an 80-acre field in Oregon....

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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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