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Missoula nonprofit wins $270K grant to double food aid dollars at farmers markets

A nonprofit in Missoula has won a $270,000 federal grant to allow more low-income Montana citizens to ... since price sometimes forces low-income people to buy cheaper mass-produced, non-local foods t... read more

Vecinos Farmworker Health Program receives $2,500 grant

This grant will allow the organization to continue to ... and cost barriers and also because migrant workers move from farm to farm and are often isolated in remote locations. Many farmworkers must bu... read more

Four Charts That Illustrate The Extent Of World Poverty

More money coming into the home allows people to buy more food and prevents stunted ... Social protection programs also allow women to invest in themselves. That might mean starting a microbusiness, b... read more

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Harnessing machine learning and big data to fight hunger

A group of Cornell researchers has received a $1 million grant ... in poor, rural regions where the economy relies heavily on farming and where droughts, floods or crop failures can be devastating. Qu... read more

The Struggle to Feed America

The United States exports more agricultural products than it imports ... A recent New York Times article, “Giving the Poor Easy Access to Healthy Food Doesn’t Mean They’ll Buy It,” points out that con... read more

Trump Ethanol Subsidy Hike Designed To Buy Back Voters Hurt By His Tariff Hikes

Obviously, the food stamp program was designed to help the poor right? Wrong ... has kept almost all ethanol blending at the 10% level allowed year-round. A full shift to E15 would mean up to 50% more ... read more

From slow food to fast food nations: The naturalist perspective on food

Gliessman envisioned a gradual transition from conventional practices towards more sustainable agricultural systems with direct connection between ... rich and subsistence diets of the poor. He actual... read more

Immigrants from Middle East reviving lamb and goat market

God intervened and allowed the ... also goes to the farm near Fleetwood. Karim said more than 50 people line up now for lamb on Eid al-Adha, some from as far away as New York and New Jersey. For Eid a... read more

Welfare for the Wealthy

The Farm Bill finances food stamps (officially SNAP, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and the subsidies that allow ... welfare for the wealthy that most of us, sadly, shrug it off. But a ... read more

UCSD studies effect of financial incentives on healthy eating

Last year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive grant program awarded $16.8 ... tends to be a little overweight because of poor nutrition.This will allow them to bu... read more

Costa Rica modernized without wrecking the environment. Here’s how.

Some farmers start growing more food ... poor people a way to make a living and control their own destiny. Because it had a relatively democratic government, Costa Rica poured money into education, he... read more

Sherrard, Mercer schools receive $100,000 in tech grants

Sisters Dorothy Looser-Flake and Roberta Looser were born and raised on a family farm in New Boston Township. They started the charitable foundation. Between 2015 and 2017, it awarded more than ... sa... read more

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