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Food Stamps Eliminated for Violent Offenders

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On Wednesday, the 2013 Senate Farm Bill was amended by to make those convicted of certain violent crimes ineligible for SNAP (Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits, popularly known as food stamps.

The amendment was passed by unanimous consent, meaning that neither Republicans nor Democrats objected to the bill.

The new eligibility requirements were proposed

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N. Korea Asks Mongolia for Food

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As North Korea heads into the time of year when its food supplies run low, it appears to be looking for new donors.

 

As North Korea heads into the time of year when its food supplies run low, it appears to be looking for new donors.

At a courtesy call on the Mongolian president

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Monsanto’s Rise From Aspirin Seller to Food Supply Controller

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Monsanto controls our food, poisons our land, and influences all three branches of government.

Forty percent of the crops grown in the United States contain their genes. They produce the world’s top selling herbicide. Several of their factories are now toxic Superfund sites. They spend millions lobbying the government each year. It’s time we

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Record Honeybee Death Expected to Raise Food Costs

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Fifty percent of the domestic honeybee population is dead, the greatest single-year loss of honeybees in the United States ever recorded. The dramatic loss of the bees is expected to affect consumers.

Colony Collapse Disorder has killed half of the honeybees in the United States this year alone.

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Many Harmful Ingredients Banned Overseas but Allowed in U.S.

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More than 3,000 food additives — preservatives, flavorings, colors and other ingredients — are added to foods in the United States.

While each of these substances are legal to use in the US, whether or not they are safe for long-term consumption — by themselves or in combination — is a different story altogether.

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How Walmart Hurts the Small Farmer

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Groceries make up more than half of Walmart’s retail sales, an amount that’s risen significantly over the past 10 years.

The rise makes sense from a business standpoint, since shoppers are still spending more on basic needs like food than they are on electronics or other household items – and Walmart’s product offerings have

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Did North Koreans Eat their own Children During Famine?

A 2005 World Food Program photo shows North Koreans planting rice on a “cooperative” farm in North Hwanghae, where a man is reported to have been executed for murdering and cannibalizing his two children. (Gerald Bourke/WFP via Getty Images)

A 2005 World Food Program photo shows North Koreans planting rice on a “cooperative” farm in North Hwanghae, where a man is reported to have been executed for murdering and cannibalizing his two children. (Gerald Bourke/WFP via Getty Images)

There were times and places in North Korea in the mid-1990s, as a great famine

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New Farm Bill Offers Monsanto Free Reign

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Imagine judicial review for protecting consumer rights and the environment going up in a puff of smoke and biotech corporations like Monsanto having complete immunity to plant whatever they want, whenever they want — without testing. This is exactly what a small amendment in the proposed new farm bill guarantees.

The

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Goldman Sachs Bets on Food as Millions Starve

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Goldman Sachs made more than a quarter of a billion pounds last year by speculating on food staples, reigniting the controversy over banks profiting from the global food crisis.

Less than a week after the Bank of England Governor, Sir Mervyn King, slapped Goldman Sachs on the wrist for attempting to

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Food Stamps Increase by Over 600,000 in Last Month of Data

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There was a startling figure that came across my desk from the United States Department of Agriculture regarding food stamp usage in the SNAP program. Food stamp usage has grown dramatically in the last decade even during the debt inspired boom times. Yet the devil is always in the details as we More…

The Great Food Divide Between Wealthy and Poor

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The gulf between people’s diets is worse today than it was when George Orwell wrote The Road to Wigan Pier in 1936. However complex the reasons, the fact is shocking.

A stark divide between the wealthy and the poor in Sao Paolo Brazil

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6 Food Items that Have Skyrocketed in Price

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We all know about the huge recent price increases in bigger-ticket expenses like education, health insurance, and gasoline, but what about those items in your fridge and pantry that are chiseling away at your checking account?

Business Insider has a slideshow of 21 items that have jumped up in price a lot during

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Counterfeit Ketchup and other Faked Foods

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A ketchup counterfeiting operation in New Jersey is making consumers think twice about what they’re putting on their food.

Officials discovered the fake ketchup factory after tenants complained about flies and rotten odors coming from another part of the 7,000-square-foot warehouse in Dover, N.J. They found thousands of

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Goldman Sachs: Expect Food Inflation to Soar

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Food Inflation To Surge, Goldman Warns

We have been very active in our discussions of the impact of the pending rise in food prices around the world (from central bank largesse to weather-related chaos). As Goldman notes, food inflation has been one of the most significant sources of

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Questions the Mainstream Media is Not Asking

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Why is there so little trust in the mainstream media these days? CNN ratings have been hovering close to record lows over the past few months. A recent Gallup survey found that 60 percent of all Americans “have little or no trust

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Documented Benefits of Avoiding GMO Foods

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Yes, they’re Killing you!

Are genetically modified (GM) foods making you sick – I mean really sick? Up until recently, all that we could say was thank goodness you’re not a lab rat; GM feed messes them up big time. GMOs (genetically modified organisms) appear to trigger the immune systems of both mice

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Monsanto in a Nut Shell: GMO’s from Beginning to Present

In 1995 President Bill Clinton appointed Monsanto attorney Michael Taylor as FDA chief and this Monsanto assassin approved and registered GE Corn with Bt toxins embeded in genes of GE Corn and NO SAFETY TESTING. These Bt toxins embeded in Corn genes (cry1AB and cry1AC) started the autism epidemic with birth year 1995 and poisoned

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Fear Spreads Over Food Prices

LONDON — The increase in grain prices is already being felt around the world. In Indonesia, the tofu industry has threatened to strike over rising soybean prices; in Mexico, the cost of corn tortillas is on the rise; and Iran last week witnessed a rare protest over the cost of chicken. But the economic effects

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Sky rocketing Grain Prices Create Risk of Food Crisis

It has become a distressingly familiar question. With the price of agricultural staples such as corn, soybeans and wheat soaring for the third summer in five years, the prospect of another price shock is once again becoming a prominent concern for investors and politicians

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Astronomical Food Prices in Northern Canada

By Jess Zimmerman

 

Nunavut is the edge of the world in a lot of ways — it’s the farthest-north part of Canada, a broken-up spray of frozen land coming off the top of the country like a very icy mohawk. In terms of land mass, it’s

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