Category Archives: food

Food Stamps Cuts Will Affect 13% Of Iowans

http://thinkprogress.org/ Benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), otherwise known as food stamps, will automatically drop come Friday thanks to the loss of additional funds from the 2009 stimulus bill. That cut will hit about 900,000 of the country’s … Continue reading

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GMO Crops Breed A New Form Of Slavery

Jim Hightower and his speech, From Factory Farms to GMOs, The Upchuck Rebellion Is Taking Root, has top billing at the Occupy the World Food Prize event on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in … Continue reading

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All Politics Is Local And So Is Hunger

Some in Congress rail against the poor and vote to take away the food stamps that are often all some families have to keep them going. Two of Iowa’s representatives voted to take away food stamps. I doubt either Steve … Continue reading

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“Workers Don’t Deserve A Living Wage”

Last weekend as I spoke with various people, I asked them to be sure to support the fast food workers strike last Thursday. Several times I heard the comment that “They don’t deserve more money.” My mouth literally dropped open. I … Continue reading

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George Raveling And “The Speech”

Iowans who have been around for the last 30 years can hardly forget George Raveling, the high energy former Iowa Men’s basketball coach. Raveling always prided himself more as a leader and shaper of young men than as a basketball … Continue reading

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Great Pic For Sunday

Saw this and had to post. Jimmy Carter hits the nail on the head:  

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Coming July 24th: The People’s Video Revolt Against Monsanto And The Corporate Media

On July 24, the people’s media, otherwise known as the free and open internet, will be used to bring the world’s attention to the under-reported story of  bad corporate citizen Monsanto, and the potential dangers of genetically modified foods.  Democracy … Continue reading

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How SNAP Hits Home in Iowa

Thanks once again to our friends at Iowa Fiscal Partnership where we are able to get some clear eyed analyses of what the true effects of policies will be. IFP BACKGROUNDER Farm Bill Debate Carries Implications for Many Thousands of … Continue reading

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On Earth Day You Can Help Heal The Planet

Please share this Earth Day Action Alert From Food Democracy Now.org Click here to stop the Keystone pipeline:  takeaction.fooddemocracynow.org/sign/save_the_planet_stop_keystone URGENT: Farmers tell President Obama: Stop Keystone to save the Planet! This Earth Day the stakes couldn’t be higher, Obama has … Continue reading

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Local Food Advocacy Groups Expose Monsanto’s Undue Influence

SF 194 /HF 463: “An Act requiring consumer labeling information for food, providing penalties, and including effective date provisions” Thank your Democratic representatives in the Iowa House and Senate  who introduced the bills, Bolkcom, Thede, Anderson, Steckman, Berry, Abdul-Samad, Mascher, … Continue reading

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