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Top News from the Food Front: Feed the Hungry, Fail the Hungry, Print a Burger

March 29th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

I'll give it to you straight: this week's food news isn't for the faint of heart! Food recalls, food insecurity, corporate SNAP exploitation, and 3-D food printing loom large on the week's newsfeed. But there's good news too: Hawaii's surfers are getting up to some nifty non-GMO activism, and Samuel L. Jackson gives vegan eating (yet another) hefty celebrity boost. So don't be afraid: read on, for the worst and best news this week in the world of food!


House Cuts Food Stamps by $40 Billion

September 20th, 2013 | by Heather Carr

The House cut Food Stamps by $40 billion yesterday when they passed the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013 (H.R. 3012). The 109 page bill includes a number of requirements for new projects, reports to be written about those projects, and committees to review those projects, plus the budget necessary to do those things. The cost-cutting mostly occurs in one place - “categorical eligibility”


Farm Bill Budget Visualizer

September 6th, 2012 | by Heather Carr

The Farm Bill Budget Visualizer is an interactive online application that shows a breakdown of spending in the 2012 Farm Bill


Food Stamps: Follow the Money

June 14th, 2012 | by Heather Carr

Food Stamps: Follow the Money looks at corporate profits from the food stamps program. How much of the money intended to feed hungry Americans is lining the pockets of the largest corporations


Farm Bill 2012 – Senate Version

April 30th, 2012 | by Heather Carr

The Farm Bill passed out of Senate committee last week and soon it will come to a vote on the Senate floor. It's not too late to let your Senators know what you think of the bill. Here's a summary of some of the things included in the 2012 Farm Bill


US Farm Bill – What Now?

November 22nd, 2011 | by Heather Carr

The SuperCommittee admitted defeat yesterday. The budget cuts will have to be decided by Congress (all of Congress, democratically) and the U.S. Farm Bill is still being written. What now



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