I'm a hunger-fighter, seeing the escalation in need and here to ring the bell and call for all hands on deck!
By virtually eliminating risk, crop insurance subsidies are encouraging farmers to plow up wetlands and prairies, a trend that is increasing water pollution, releasing more carbon into the atmosphere and destroying wildlife habitat.
Committed to bringing awareness to consumers and others working in her sector, Sherry Medina recently made the courageous decision to blow the whistle on Big Ag's liberal and unrestricted application of hazardous chemicals in poultry processing.
Families across the country are making unacceptable choices: Heat or rent? Food or soap? It's no wonder that the diaper banks I work with around the country report more families asking for assistance.
Minnesota Congressman Colin Peterson (D-Minn.) struck a nerve this month when he said that "there is five times as much fraud" in the federal crop insurance program as there is the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program.
It is therefore somewhat amazing that the last 40 years of experience, and the trillions and trillions of dollars spent, have done nothing to alleviate poverty. Which begs the question, have anti-poverty programs supported by Republicans and Democrats for decades been a colossal failure?
Fifty million Americans are now receiving food stamps. Please take 30 seconds and tell Congress to support anti-hunger legislation.
While the nutrition programs have all sorts of flaws, they do accomplish a legitimate and longstanding public purpose. The subsidies provided to farmers are a lot different.
The rich snicker as the vast majority of Americans are so distracted they don't focus on record corporate profits, on record low corporate tax payments or on lobbyists buying tax breaks for corporations and loopholes for offshore accounts.
Imagine how many more customers companies like Wal-Mart, McDonalds, General Motors, Amazon.com, Ford, Foot Locker, H & M, or Ben & Jerry's might have if the tens of millions of people with convictions could get jobs and not have to live on food stamps!
SNAP's growth shows that the program is working as designed -- to provide a temporary safety net to families struggling in a weak economy.
New information from the House Budget Committee shows that Chairman Ryan's planned cuts in SNAP (formerly food stamps) are even more draconian than we originally thought.
Every day in the U.S., 50 million people -- including one in four children -- are food insecure, meaning they don't know where their next meal is coming from. The documentary A Place at the Table attempts to put a face on this issue.
With the sequester fast approaching, the Republican Party has forgotten that President George W. Bush racked up half our deficit on the War on Terror....
Perhaps the conference had not intended to give us hope -- but rather to disrupt any complacency around the pace of change and the evolution of a national agenda around food policy.
A Place At the Table, with talking heads ranging from Jeff Bridges to Tom Colicchio, all of them articulate and impassioned, is a film that should make you furious.