"The Trump administration proposal could shake up the country's largest program designed to battle domestic hunger issues. The proposed budget, released Monday, would gut SNAP benefits by $17.2 billion in 2019, about 22 percent of the program's total cost last year. USDA claims the new plan would save $129.2 billion over 10 years."
"Plenty has been said about insects as an alternative source of protein with environmental benefits. And for good reason. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations predicts that by 2050 the world population will be 9.1 billion, which they say will require us to increase food production by 70 per cent. "
"Some experts advocate increasing partnerships between community organizations, food banks and health centers to develop tailored solutions. Communities in Sangamon and Cook counties are already forming such partnerships. Increasing awareness, especially of the health-related risks of living in poor food environments, is a pressing issue, some say."
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"The lecture, held on the seventh floor of the Auditorium building, was lead by Craig Gundersen. Gundersen is a specialist in the field of applied economics whose works primarily focus on the the causes and effects of food insecurity, as well as the efficacy of the food assistance programs designed to minimize the issue."
"Wednesday, Nov. 8, 5:30 p.m. – Hunger Banquet, University Union Heritage Room: Learn about food insecurities and hunger issues around the world."
"Under growing pressure to deal with the 40 percent of food households, restaurants, grocers and others throw away, U.S. cities must find new ways to stop waste going into landfill and get edible food to those who need it, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) said in two reports"
"Decreased physical activity and progressive depletion of lean body mass associated with aging both exacerbate the condition," said Barr. "Malnutrition weakens the immune system which increases risk of other infections and greater health care costs. Prevention is always better."
"While food waste in landfills contributes to greenhouse gases and ultimately climate change, the issue is directly linked to hunger — both of which are problems that Bourdain suggests travel can impact."
"The CROP Walk raises money for both local food pantries and nonprofits that help fight hunger in third-world countries."
"But a newer study completed by scholars at the University of South Carolina and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh shows the detrimental effects of hunger are not only devastating, but immediate. Test scores of low-income children decline monthly as food assistance runs low."
"The unfortunate thing is that we use all these resources to produce food and then have 30 percent lost or wasted. One of the biggest opportunities we have is to reduce/eliminate the waste/lost component from the food supply chain."
"Mend Hunger is filling the growing need for access to no-cost foods that support a medically necessary diet among people with financial need."
“The best way [to fight this problem] is to talk about it and figure out if you can give a little bit of time"
"According to CNN, early reports say at least 5,500 people are in Houston shelters and another 1,000 are in shelters in neighboring Friendswood. More than 104,000 people are reportedly without electricity, as well."