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Bangladesh-based poverty group founder wins World Food Prize

posted on July 6, 2015 at 12:13 PM

A man who created a nonprofit organization credited with helping more than 150 million people out of poverty was named the winner of the 2015 World Food Prize on Wednesday. Full Story

Impact of Government Shutdown Felt Across U.S.

posted on October 4, 2013 at 3:54 PM

Impact of Government Shutdown Felt Across U.S.
Just as flu season gets underway, officials at The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claim their efforts to prevent disease outbreaks are severely limited due to the shutdown. The Food and Drug Administration has suspended most routine... Full Story

USDA Expanding Program To Fight Rural Poverty

posted on March 28, 2013 at 2:13 PM

The federal program known as StrikeForce is aimed at reducing poverty and improving life in rural areas. Full Story

US Poverty on Track to Rise to Highest Since 1960s

posted on July 27, 2012 at 1:50 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The ranks of America's poor are on track to climb to levels unseen in nearly half a century. That means gains from the war on poverty in the 1960s are being erased amid a weak economy and fraying government safety net. Census... Full Story

EU cuts funding to poorest citizens

posted on October 21, 2011 at 4:21 PM

European Union nations confirmed plans on Thursday to cut over three-quarters in funding for a program that helps feed 18 million of its poorest citizens. Full Story

Market to Market (October 14, 2011)

posted on October 14, 2011 at 7:36 PM

Market to Market (October 14, 2011)
Full Program: USDA increases its estimates on domestic grain ending stocks. Congress approves three long-awaited unilateral trade agreements. And the World Food Prize honors two leaders for alleviating poverty and hunger. Those stories and market analysis with... Full Story

Brazil's Graziano Elected Chief of UN Food Agency

posted on July 1, 2011 at 12:07 PM

ROME (AP)—Jose Graziano da Silva of Brazil was elected on Sunday as director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization, the U.N agency tasked with reducing world hunger at a time of near-record high food prices. Full Story

Former Ghana and Brazil Presidents Awarded Food Prize

posted on June 24, 2011 at 12:06 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Former presidents of Ghana and Brazil will receive the World Food Prize for their successful efforts to reduce by half the number of people in their countries who suffer from hunger and poverty, the prize's foundation... Full Story

Indiana Rewarded for Reduction of Errors in Food Stamp Program

posted on June 17, 2011 at 2:06 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Federal officials said Thursday that Indiana will be rewarded for having fewer errors in its food stamp program a year after the state was fined for making too many mistakes, including underpaying some food stamp recipients and... Full Story

Official Predict Prolonged High Food Prices

posted on June 17, 2011 at 2:06 PM

PARIS — High food prices are likely to rise even further over the next decade, putting the poor at an increasing risk of malnutrition and hunger, a world food report warned Friday. Full Story

Food Prices Slightly Lower World Wide

posted on June 10, 2011 at 2:06 PM

ROME (AP) -- Global food prices fell slightly in May, but they will remain "at stubbornly high levels" for months to come, a U.N agency said Tuesday. Full Story

Aid agency: price of staples to double in 20 years

posted on June 3, 2011 at 2:06 PM

AMSTERDAM (AP) - As food costs spike for the second time in three years, an international aid agency predicts the price of some staples such as corn will double in the next 20 years amid a permanent crisis caused by rising demand, flat crop yields... Full Story

Republicans Propose Cuts to Domestic Feeding Programs and International Food Aid

posted on May 27, 2011 at 4:05 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are targeting domestic nutrition programs and international food assistance as they try to control spending in next year's budget. Full Story

Republican Budget Includes Overhaul of Food Stamps

posted on April 21, 2011 at 3:04 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans resurrected a 1990s-era fight over food stamps in their budget approved last week, arguing that any serious attempt to cut spending must include an overhaul of government programs that help needy families pay for... Full Story

UN Says 6 Million North Koreans Need Food Aid

posted on March 25, 2011 at 11:03 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United Nations reported Thursday that more than 6 million North Koreans, about a quarter of the communist state's population - are in urgent need of international food aid. Full Story
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