Archive for February, 2007

food security

the new term for hunger , food security

if you can understand the official version
good for you.

Food security” means that people have access, at all times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members. At a minimum, this includes availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods and assured ability to acquire personally preferred foods in a socially acceptable way. CSREES addresses food security in many ways: through research, education, and extension work within the Land-Grant University System partnership; through federally funded nutrition education programs in the states; through a grant program that funds private nonprofits to address community food security issues; and through partnerships across USDA

chefs

Now heres one for chefs.
A month-long campaign in the United States and Canada will invite diners to “Save a Life in 30 Days.” Starting in April, restaurant diners in 25 cities across the U.S. and Canada will help save lives around the world as part of a newly launched campaign, Restaurants Against Hunger, which is being organized by two nonprofit organizations, with distinguished histories of success, to reduce global hunger. Some of the nation’s most prominent restaurants are joining the campaign to raise funds for Action Against Hunger because they help the world’s most vulnerable people during times of emergency and provide long-term solutions to prevent hunger and make access to safe drinking water possible. Action Against Hunger has reached more than 4 million people in over 40 countries. for more

using hunger for ones own self goals , how shameless,surely folks at mit have other avenues to use then using hunger in order to obtain one’s own self goals.Leave the hunger to the ones that are really hungry.

BOSTON (Reuters) – A black professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology began a hunger strike on Monday, refusing to eat unless the university reverses its decision to deny him tenure. James Sherley, a biological engineer whose opposition to embryonic stem cell research has been controversial among his peers, charges he has been denied the same freedom to challenge scientific orthodoxy afforded his white colleagues.
MIT expressed concern for Sherley’s safety but said his case was rigorously reviewed and the decision to deny him tenure was fair. Twenty Biological Engineering department faculty signed a statement saying they believed race did not play a role in the decision.

aqua teen hunger force

Score one for Hunger so a few folks were inconvienced for a few hours,im sure if you asked folks in parts of the world where daily gun fire,bomb blasts and other destruction is the norm they;ll tell you they;ll take publicity stunts any day of the week .

It didn’t take long to see that the battery-powered boards, some with exposed wires, weren’t bombs. And it didn’t take long to see that the Aqua Teen Hunger Force promotion was a bomb. A big one.
“We regret that they were mistakenly thought to pose any danger,” said a statement from Turner Broadcasting, parent of the Cartoon Network.
Turner fessed up to the unorthodox “billboards” Wednesday afternoon. It said the light boxes were part of “an outdoor marketing campaign” that had been undertaken in 10 cities: New York; Los Angeles; Chicago; San Francisco; Philadelphia; Atlanta; Seattle; Portland, Oregon; Austin, Texas; and, obviously, Boston.
Only the blinking light boards in Boston prompted a scare. But Turner wasn’t taking anymore chances. It said it was contacting local and federal law enforcement, and divulging the “exact locations” of all of its Aqua Teen Hunger Force promos, in all of the cities.
Turner’s make-good actions weren’t cutting it with authorities who’d just lived through a day suited for Jack Bauer.

hunger

Food Stamps

They went from renaming hunger to food insecurity and now renaming food stamps to Food and Nutrition. maybe more time on fixing these issues and less time on renaming them would be better.

The food stamp program, created in 1964, would be renamed the Food and Nutrition Program if Congress agrees.
The administration says a new name is merited because benefits are delivered electronically and food stamp coupons no longer are issued. USDA began gathering ideas for a new name in June 2004, but there is no consensus.
To increase access, the administration would not count some items when determining an applicant’s income and eligibility for benefits. USDA would not count retirement savings accounts, college savings plans or combat pay. It would eliminate the $200-a-month limit on deductions for child care. It also would run a pilot program to reimburse some work-related expenses for the working poor. for more

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