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"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."

https://www.nbcnews.com/…/trump-wants-replace-food-stamps-b…

The Trump administration wants to scale back food stamps, and replace them with a "food box" delivery program similar to Blue Apron.
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"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. "

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/…/eating-i…/article37849050/

Canadian Joshua Evans, who has studied the field for years, believes that once production of edible insects is scaled up, the impact of feed, energy, processing and transportation will make bugs no more sustainable than conventional protein sources.
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"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."

http://nprillinois.org/…/prescription-fruits-and-veggies-on…

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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."

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By Brennan Sullivan Reporter Roosevelt held a seminar to address and discuss the issue of food insecurity which has become increasingly prevalent in the United States. The lecture, held on the seve…
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"Wednesday, Nov. 8, 5:30 p.m. – Hunger Banquet, University Union Heritage Room: Learn about food insecurities and hunger issues around the world."

http://www.wiu.edu/news/newsrelease.php?release_id=14949

"MACOMB, IL \u2013 International Education Month will be celebrated at Western Illinois University in November with a series of activities. The commemoration is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international and exchange worldwide. All activities are open free to the public, unless otherw...
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"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"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/…/By-using-surplus-food-U-S-citi…

By Sophie HaresTEPIC, Mexico, Oct 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Apples, bread, pasta and coffee are high on the list of foods worth $218 billion...
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"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."

http://www.dailyherald.com/…/get-tips-on-preventing-malnutr…

As Americans live longer, malnutrition, or undernutrition, is increasing in the elderly population. However, seniors and other community members can take active steps toward prevention.
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"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."

https://www.usatoday.com/…/anthony-bourdain-wast…/757528001/

"The CROP Walk raises money for both local food pantries and nonprofits that help fight hunger in third-world countries."

http://www.daily-chronicle.com/…/dekalb-county-foo…/a9202ey/

As a dietitian, the issue of hunger hits home for DeKalb resident Jane Hapeman.
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"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."

http://www.thegazette.com/…/food-is-critical-part-of-academ…

Researchers have long highlighted links between academic achievement and food, noting that hunger eventually manifests as cognitive issues. Newer studies show such negative outcomes aren't problems that appear years down the road.
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"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."

https://foodtank.com/…/2017/09/prasanta-kalita-summit-inte…/

Dr. Kalita is an agricultural engineer who has dedicated his career to working on food security, water management, and environmental sustainability.
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"Mend Hunger is filling the growing need for access to no-cost foods that support a medically necessary diet among people with financial need."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/…/chi-ugc-article-mend-hunger…

Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | NILES, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 - Mend Hunger, a local 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit, is bringing allergy safe and gluten free foods to the Schaumburg Township Food Pantry, which serves residents of Elk Grove Village, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Rolling Meadow...
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“The best way [to fight this problem] is to talk about it and figure out if you can give a little bit of time"

http://northernstar.info/…/article_e26c7ce2-98e3-11e7-95fd-…

DeKALB — The Northern Illinois Food Bank kicks off its Go Orange Day campaign this month to help raise awareness of the hunger crisis facing the state, including the county
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"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."

http://www.grubstreet.com/…/houston-hunger-relief-organizat…

At least 5,500 people are already in shelters in Houston, and the storm isn’t over yet.
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