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  • Rising Hunger Trend Affects 1 in 4 U.S. Children (new data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture)

    11/18/2009 8:30:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies · 1,796+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 11/18/2009 | Jennifer Riley
    Nearly one in four children in the United States lived in a home that suffered from food insecurity in 2008, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In total, 16.7 million children, or 22.5 percent, were from families that had difficulty putting enough food on the table last year. That’s 4.3 million more children than in 2007. “Child hunger is not just a casualty of the recession,” commented the Rev. David Beckmann, president of the Christian anti-poverty group Bread for the World, in response to the data. “It was a problem before the recession, and unless we...
  • Hunger In U.S. At A 14-Year High

    11/16/2009 7:40:14 PM PST · by Steelfish · 52 replies · 1,044+ views
    NYTimes ^ | November 16th, 2009
    Hunger in U.S. at a 14-year high NYT: 1 in 7 households struggles to put enough food on table During his campaign, President Obama promised to eliminate hunger among American children by 2015. The administration has yet to offer a detailed plan to do so, and the report on Monday underscored the daunting dimensions of the challenge. By Brian Knowlton Nov . 16, 2009 WASHINGTON - The number of Americans who lacked reliable access to sufficient food shot up last year to its highest point since the government began surveying in 1995, the Agriculture Department reported on Monday. In its...

    11/11/2009 7:46:23 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 28 replies · 859+ views ^ | 11/11/2009 | Staff
    More than 36.2 million Americans – 11 percent of U.S. households – suffer from food insecurity. That is, their access to enough food is limited by a lack of money and other resources. -- More than 35 million Americans – one out of nine – are receiving food stamps, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. -- 17.5 percent of rural households with children are food insecure.
  • Bill Gates vs. the Famine Lobby (The Left demonizes "Frankenfoods" while Africa starves)

    10/30/2009 5:38:44 PM PDT · by · 32 replies · 1,312+ views ^ | October 30, 2009 | Ben Johnson
    Bill Gates took on the Famine Lobby while addressing a forum on the world food supply in Iowa. Speaking at the World Food Prize Symposium in Des Moines, Gates took aim at the chorus of environmental leftists and organic food advocates who believe Africans should starve rather than eat genetically modified (GM) foods. “Some voices are instantly hostile to any emphasis on productivity. They act as if there is no emergency, even though in the poorest, hungriest places on earth, population is growing faster than productivity,” he said.The opposition is significant, because Gates is left-of-center himself. The Bill and Melinda...
  • UN: Record 1 billion go hungry

    10/14/2009 4:28:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies · 2,230+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/14/09 | Tom Malti and Ariel David -ap
    NAIROBI, Kenya – Parents in some of Africa's poorest countries are cutting back on school, clothes and basic medical care just to give their children a meal once a day, experts say. Still, it is not enough. A record 1 billion people worldwide are hungry and a new report says the number will increase if governments do not spend more on agriculture. According to the U.N. food agency, which issued the report, 30 countries now require emergency aid, including 20 in Africa. The trend continues despite a goal set by world leaders nine years ago to cut the number of...
  • United?

    10/09/2009 9:18:25 AM PDT · by chaimke · 295+ views
    Freedom's Cost | 10/09/2009 | Chaim
    Will the silent tears or the loud crying ever stop?Look at the eyes, gentle reader, the photographers have captured the pain, the hunger, the shame, the fear, the horror... The UN was supposed to alleviate such problems and usher in a new era of peace and prosperity. It has failed miserably! Precisely because of its all inclusiveness. “Would that include Nazi Germany if it existed today?” I asked him. “Why, yes,” he replied, “a sovereign state is a sovereign state.” The UN makes no demands that its members show even the most minimal regard for human rights or even human...
  • Weekly Roundup - Living On Nothing Edition [Survival Today - an On going Thread #3]

    07/24/2009 3:37:21 AM PDT · by nw_arizona_granny · 10,032 replies · 68,111+ views
    Frugal Dad .com ^ | July 23, 2009 | Frugal Dad
    Weekly Roundup - Living On Nothing Edition Category: Roundups | Comments(15) Did you hear about the guy that lives on nothing? No seriously, he lives on zero dollars a day. Meet Daniel Suelo, who lives in a cave outside Moab, Utah. Suelo has no mortgage, no car payment, no debt of any kind. He also has no home, no car, no television, and absolutely no “creature comforts.” But he does have a lot of creatures, as in the mice and bugs that scurry about the cave floor he’s called home for the last three years. To us, Suelo probably sounds...
  • Bob Dylan - Christmas in the heart

    09/24/2009 8:43:08 AM PDT · by xzins · 38 replies · 1,079+ views
    Bob Dylan ^ | Bob Dylan
    MORE THAN 4 MILLION MEALS TO BE PROVIDED DURING HOLIDAYS Bob Dylan will release a brand new album of holiday songs, Christmas In The Heart, on Tuesday, October 13, it was announced today by Columbia Records. All of the artist’s U.S. royalties from sales of these recordings will be donated to Feeding America, guaranteeing that more than four million meals will be provided to more than 1.4 million people in need in this country during this year’s holiday season. Bob Dylan is also donating all of his future U.S. royalties from this album to Feeding America in perpetuity. snip Christmas...
  • 'Apostle of Wheat' (Norman)Borlaug had deep Minnesota roots (Won Nobel Peace Prize)

    09/14/2009 4:00:34 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 3 replies · 318+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 9/13/09 | Rochelle Olson/Sharon Schmickle - Staff Reporters
    In the final days of a nearly three-year battle with lymphoma, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Norman Borlaug was asked by his daughter if he needed anything. The 95-year-old responded: "Africa. Africa. I have not finished my mission in Africa," his daughter, Jeanie Borlaug Laube, said Sunday from Dallas. Norman Borlaug, an Iowa farmboy who graduated from the University of Minnesota, believed food was a moral right. He traveled the world as a scientist and humanitarian, becoming the Green Revolution's "Apostle of Wheat" for the high-yield grain he perfected. Borlaug, who most recently had been a distinguished professor at Texas A&M...
  • HR2749 The Food and Safety Enhancement Act coming up for VOTE in SENATE. BEWARE THE RESULTS!

    09/03/2009 7:09:51 PM PDT · by Kackikat · 131 replies · 3,923+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/04/09 | kackikat
    According to Gunny G Online: “This astounding control will include the elimination of organic farming by eliminating manure, mandating GMO animal feed, imposing animal drugs, and ordering applications of petrochemical fertilizers and pesticides. Farmers, thus, will be locked not only into the industrialization of once normal and organic farms but into the forced purchase of industry’s products.” HR 2749 creates severe criminal and civil penalties, including prison terms of up to 10 years and/or fines of up to $100,000 for each violation. Does it include judicial review, Congressional oversight, a defined and limited set of penalties and punishments for a...
  • India To Go Hungry; Invest In Agricultural Food?

    08/25/2009 10:17:14 AM PDT · by h20skier66 · 5 replies · 418+ views
    Commodity News Center ^ | 8/25/09 | Ned Schmidt
    Years have passed since investors seemed to pay attention to anything other than the latest short-term, but irrelevant, number of the day. Perhaps the ESPN approach being applied to business news is part of the reason for that. What might happen next week or next year seems of little concern. However, next week and next year have a habit of becoming today over time. Sometimes though, short-term events, being largely ignored, unveil longer term developments. One of those might be the drought currently ravaging India’s farmers. Summer monsoons provide more than half of the rainfall in much of India. Indian...
  • Terrific Tomato Soup and Other Tomato Recipes

    08/18/2009 5:57:47 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 84 replies · 2,925+ views
    Mother Earth News ^ | 1975! | Mother Earth News Editors
    Hillard Green has the right idea. The old adage "Waste not want not" applies for sure in these days of exorbitant food prices. And those of us who grow our own have always known the value of preserving nature's bounty for off-season use. Since tomatoes are easy to grow and often plentiful, you may find yourself up to your ears in the ripe, scarlet fruit as frost approaches—and a few hints on the preservation of the harvest may be welcome. I've also taken the canning jar shortage into account in preparing this article, and have included some guides to the...
  • Hunger Hits Detroit's Middle Class (Middle Class lives in Detroit?)

    08/12/2009 3:49:41 PM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 28 replies · 1,073+ views ^ | 8/12/09 | unknown
    DETROIT ( -- On a side street in an old industrial neighborhood, a delivery man stacks a dolly of goods outside a store. Ten feet away stands another man clad in military fatigues, combat boots and what appears to be a flak jacket. He looks straight out of Baghdad. But this isn't Iraq. It's southeast Detroit, and he's there to guard the groceries. In this recession-racked town, the lack of food is a serious problem. It's a theme that comes up again and again in conversations in Detroit. There isn't a single major chain supermarket in the city, forcing residents...
  • Gerald Celente: Food Riots, Tax Rebellions By 2012

    11/14/2008 10:07:38 AM PST · by Dr. Marten · 354 replies · 21,518+ views
    Food Riots, Tax Rebellions By 2012...Trend forecaster, renowned for being accurate in the past, saysThe man who predicted the 1987 stock market crash and the fall of the Soviet Union is now forecasting revolution in America, food riots and tax rebellions - all within four years, while cautioning that putting food on the table will be a more pressing concern than buying Christmas gifts by 2012. Gerald Celente, the CEO of Trends Research Institute, is renowned for his accuracy in predicting fut ure world and economic events, which will send a chill down your spine considering what he told Fox...
  • Hunger hits Detroit's middle class

    08/07/2009 5:23:07 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 77 replies · 2,718+ views
    CNN Money ^ | 8/07/09
    DETROIT ( -- On a side street in an old industrial neighborhood, a delivery man stacks a dolly of goods outside a store. Ten feet away stands another man clad in military fatigues, combat boots and what appears to be a flak jacket. He looks straight out of Baghdad. But this isn't Iraq. It's southeast Detroit, and he's there to guard the groceries. "No pictures, put the camera down," he yells. My companion and I, on a tour of how people in this city are using urban farms to grow their own food, speed off. [snip] There have been plenty...
  • Middle Class And Hungry

    08/06/2009 3:33:40 PM PDT · by FromLori · 26 replies · 786+ views
    An economist is saying the recession is over, Goldman Sachs is making money again and the Dow Jones is up almost 5.5% for the year. But Shangrai-La this is not. According to this telling report, middle class folks in Detroit are hungry. That's right -- they don't have enough food: "The food crunch is intensifying, and spreading to people not used to dealing with hunger. As middle class workers lose their jobs, the same folks that used to donate to soup kitchens and pantries have become their fastest growing set of recipients. 'We've seen about a third more people than...
  • U.S. pledges $3 billion as G-8 targets hunger (US taxpayer's money hard at work, just not here)

    07/10/2009 6:19:20 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 10 replies · 585+ views
    msnbc ^ | 7/10/2009 | ap
    World leaders met Friday with African nations before an expected announcement of a new food security proposal that represents a fundamental shift in the way the West tackles world hunger, taking wisdom from the old proverb about teaching a man to fish. President Barack Obama is expected Friday to announce an up to $15 billion agriculture investment initiative, delegates attending the Group of Eight summit in Italy said. The initiative includes some $3 billion from Washington. The strategy seeks to enable poor farmers to produce more of their own food by improving productivity, shifting the focus from delivering aid. It...
  • A 'time bomb' for world wheat crop.....

    06/26/2009 11:29:28 AM PDT · by TaraP · 124 replies · 2,424+ views
    L.A Times ^ | June 26th, 2009
    The Ug99 fungus, called stem rust, could wipe out more than 80% of the world's wheat as it spreads from Africa, scientists fear. The race is on to breed resistant plants before it reaches the U.S. The spores arrived from Kenya on dried, infected leaves ensconced in layers of envelopes. Working inside a bio-secure greenhouse outfitted with motion detectors and surveillance cameras, government scientists at the Cereal Disease Laboratory in St. Paul, Minn., suspended the fungal spores in a light mineral oil and sprayed them onto thousands of healthy wheat plants. After two weeks, the stalks were covered with deadly...
  • World hunger 'hits one billion'

    06/19/2009 12:45:44 PM PDT · by traumer · 54 replies · 943+ views
    One billion people throughout the world suffer from hunger, a figure which has increased by 100 million because of the global financial crisis, says the UN. The UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said the figure was a record high. Persistently high food prices have also contributed to the hunger crisis. The director general of the FAO said the level of hunger, one-sixth of the world's population, posed a "serious risk" to world peace and security. The UN said almost all of the world's undernourished live in developing countries, with the most, some 642 million people, living in the Asia-Pacific...
  • Food banks facing security issues

    05/28/2009 11:52:27 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 45 replies · 1,140+ views
    Northwest Cable News ^ | May 27, 2009 | Eric Wilkinson
    SEATTLE - Desperate times are calling for desperate measures at food banks around the area. Longer lines and shorter tempers are now forcing some facilities to hire security guards to keep people safe. The need for increased security comes with food banks across the region seeing more people than ever before. Seattle’s Cherry Street Food Bank recently saw 2,651 people walk through their doors in a single day -- an all-time record. “It's a problem with people wanting more than they get, and not getting what they think they deserve,” said Cherry Street security guard Ron Washington. “Then, they have...