US Economic War on Venezuela Targets CLAP Food Program Relied on by Millions

While the U.S. likes to characterize its regime-change efforts in Venezuela as humanitarian in nature, the targeting of officials involved in a program that so many ordinary Venezuelans rely on reveals that the U.S. aims to install opposition leader Juan Guaido by any means necessary.

Venezuela Sanctions Hunger

CARACAS, VENEZUELA -- The U.S. government is preparing to levy sanctions against officials associated with Venezuela’s food subsidy program known as CLAP, the latest in a long list of unilateral coercive measures against the country. The new sanctions follow a report by the Center for Economic Policy Research, which stated that 40,000

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Secret Service Blocking Food From Reaching Activists Inside Venezuelan Embassy

“It is a strange irony that the same tactics being used against Venezuela are being used against the Embassy Protection Collective.” — Activist and Embassy Protector Kevin Zeese

Venezuelan Embassy

WASHINGTON -- Since April 30, the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington has been under siege by pro-coup activists who have repeatedly stated their intention to prevent the access of food to the people inside, who are living there at the invitation of the elected government of Venezuela. The U.S. Secret Service is outsourcing its desires to remove the

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Hummus Wars: The Middle East’s Battle of the Palates

This is cultural genocide. It’s not Israeli food. It’s Arab (Lebanese, Palestinian, Syrian, Jordanian). First, the Israelis take the land and ethnically cleanse it of Arabs. Now they take their food and culture and claim it’s theirs too! Shame,

– James Zogby

Lebanese chefs prepare hummus, during a bid to break a record previously held by Israel and reclaim ownership over the popular Middle Eastern dish, in Fanar, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday May 8, 2010. Some 300 Lebanese chefs prepared the huge hummus plate weighing 22,046 pounds or 10,452 kilograms _ the size of Lebanon in square kilometers and doubled the record achieved by cooks in an Arab town near Jerusalem in January that weighed around four metric tons and broke a previous record held by Lebanon. A Guinness World Records adjudicator confirmed that Lebanon now holds the record. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Nothing in a swath of land stretching from the Atlantic coast of Africa to China is undisputed. Food is often emblematic of disputes over identity, history and political claims that underlie an arc of crisis wracked by ethnic and religious conflict; clamour for political, economic, social, national and minority rights; efforts by states and ethnic

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Please Waste Your Food, Says Argentine NGO

Event planners in Argentina have already fed over 48,000 hungry people with the food that gets wasted at parties.

Food Waste

A nonprofit organization in Argentina has started to rescue unconsumed food at events, receptions and parties to feed other needing and hungry people. The idea may not be rocket science, but leftover food at major events is usually thrown out resulting in tons of waste. Through this new food rescue initiative, the organization Proyecto Plato

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Tesco To Give Unsold Food To Charities

New Statistics published by Tesco revealed that the company threw away 55,400 tonnes of food in last year – around 30,000 tonnes of which was perfectly edible.

Tesco’s chief executive has said that he does not feel ‘comfortable’ throwing out thousands of tonnes of food waste each year when it could go to helping people in need. New Statistics published by Tesco  revealed that the company threw away 55,400 tonnes of food in last year - around 30,000 tonnes of which was perfectly edible. The food most

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VIDEO: Spy Drones Expose Smithfield Foods Factory Farms

In this video, drones capture shocking aerial footage of the massive facilities that supply pigs for Smithfield Foods.

From RT: Thousands of huge pig farms in N. Carolina are spraying untreated animal waste into the air and contaminating neighboring communities, Mark Devries, who shot a shocking aerial video with a spy drone, told RT. This environmental problem “has for some reason received very little attention in the American press,”says documentary filmmaker

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