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This is why US farmers are closely monitoring Ukrainian conflict
While the conflict in Ukraine continues to unfold, farmers across the United States have taken a strong interest in the situation since regional instability could have various consequences on wheat and corn supplies around the world.

17.04.2014 17:02

Nearly one million people relying on food handouts in UK
One of Britain’s largest food charities says that more than 900,000 people visited its food banks last year. The Wednesday report comes as 600 religious leaders urge the government to take action against the country's growing hunger problem.

16.04.2014 17:18

Benefit sanctions, greater poverty forcing more people in UK to use food banks
​The users of food banks in the UK are people are being forced to do so as a result of benefit sanctions and delays, family breakdown or debt, and for many it’s the absolute last resort, Alison Inglis-Jones, from the Trussell Trust, told RT.

16.04.2014 13:24

​Junk food ban in schools set to begin but could create black market
Students around the US can blame First Lady Michelle Obama and the US Department of Agriculture when they can’t get their junk-food fix, or have to rely on fruit juice to satisfy their sweet tooth next school year.

12.04.2014 02:02

​Cancer-inducing benzene traced in China water supply
Residents of Lanzhou, northwest China, have started panic-buying bottled water after city authorities confirmed the lethal chemical compound benzene was contaminating the city’s drinking water at 20 times the national safety level.

11.04.2014 18:16

Congress considers blocking GMO food labeling
A new bill introduced in Congress looks to ban states from implementing their own labeling laws when it comes to food containing genetically engineered ingredients.

09.04.2014 18:27

​Koch ally to introduce Monsanto-backed bill to bar state GMO labeling laws
Rep. Mike Pompeo will introduce legislation backed by powerful trade groups to prevent states from passing laws requiring the labeling of genetically-modified foods, according to reports. The bill is linked to biotech giant Monsanto and Koch Industries.

04.04.2014 03:13

Seeds of protest: Maidan activists plant vegetable patch in Kiev square
Maidan activists are no longer burning tires and throwing Molotov cocktails. Now the former protesters, running out of food, are growing vegetables in the center of Kiev, right where they were recently protesting.

28.03.2014 07:41

​Brazil looks to ban Monsanto’s Roundup, other toxicity risks
Brazil’s public prosecutor wants to suspend use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s pervasive herbicide Roundup. A recent study suggested glyphosate may be linked to a fatal kidney disease that has affected poor farming regions worldwide.

27.03.2014 21:13

Quarter of Mississippians struggled to afford food last year
About one quarter of Mississippi’s residents struggled to put food on the table last year, according to a new Gallup report.

27.03.2014 19:40

​GMO labeling effort in Colorado scores win in state Supreme Court
An effort to put a ballot initiative in front of Colorado voters regarding the labeling of genetically modified foods was allowed to proceed after the state Supreme Court dismissed a challenge by biotech and food industry outfits.

19.03.2014 21:57

Fast-food protests in 30 cities across US
Supporters of a minimum wage hike for fast-food employees protested in about 30 US cities on Tuesday, as they hoped to highlight what they see as wage theft by restaurants.

18.03.2014 14:23

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