Tag Archives: Food

The Glaring Falsehood That Could Steal Health Care Away From Millions Of Americans By
A lawsuit that will cause the structure of Obamacare to “crumble,” according to a state attorney general who is one of the lawsuit’s leading proponents, rests on a falsehood about how one former senator helped shape the act....
Global Warming, Big Ag, US Military Standing In Way Of Native Food Sovereignty By
OTTAWA, Ontario — Annie Alowa was a Yup’ik woman, born in 1924 on St. Lawrence Island, west of mainland Alaska, surrounded by the Bering Sea. Just 150 miles south of the Arctic Circle, it is miles away from any industry or agriculture, but the Yup’ik people have...
The Fallacy Of Feeding The World By
Yesterday I heard someone talking about how the US has a responsibility to “feed the world”. I have a real problem with this, who gave us this mandate? The thought of the US “feeding the world” is ridiculous in so many ways, but more so, it is condescending to...
We Must Degrow The ‘Corporate Food Regime': Food Sovereignty Advocate By
It’s necessary to “degrow” the “corporate food regime” that over last five decades has impoverished the climate, water resources, local communities and crop diversity, and has not solved the problem of hunger. This was the argument made...
Lawmakers Say Farm Bill Deal Reached, Would Cut Millions Annually From Food Stamps By
WASHINGTON (AP) — Farm-state lawmakers are pushing for final passage of the massive, five-year farm bill as it heads to the House floor Wednesday — member by member, vote by vote. There are goodies scattered through the bill for members from all regions of the country:...
FDA Says Nutrition Facts Label Will Get A Makeover By
WASHINGTON (AP) — After 20 years, the nutrition facts label on the back of food packages is getting a makeover. Knowledge about nutrition has evolved since the early 1990s, and the Food and Drug Administration says the labels need to reflect that. Nutritionists and other...
Activists: Syria Will Let Food Into Rebel Town By
BEIRUT (AP) — Residents of a blockaded rebel-held town near Damascus raised the flag used by the government of President Bashar Assad in a deal that sees them accept symbolic humiliation in exchange for food, activists said on Thursday. The deal accepted by the town of...
UN: $12.9 Billion Of Aid Needed In 2014 By
GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations said Monday it will need nearly $13 billion in aid in 2014 to reach at least 52 million people in 17 countries, including the millions of Syrians who have been displaced by their civil war. “This is the largest amount we’ve...
Farm Bill Takes Aim At State Animal Welfare Laws By
WASHINGTON (AP) —The future of state laws that regulate everything from the size of a hen’s cage to the safe consumption of Gulf oysters may be at stake as farm bill negotiators work to resolve a long-simmering fight between agriculture and animal welfare interests. The...
Altruistic Kidney Donation: Going Under The Knife To Save A Life By
Would you donate your kidney to a complete stranger? What would motivate someone to undertake such a random and extraordinary act of kindness? This week Mint Press News spoke with one such person – Maryann Ford, a 45-year-old woman from New York City who has made the...