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French food is now racist, according to professor who studies 'food whiteness' and 'food privileges'
 
07/03/2021 6:09:43 AM PDT · by Twotone · 91 replies
The Blaze ^ | July 2, 2021 | Dave Urbanski
Turns out French food — all those crunchy baguettes, tasty pastries, scrumptious cheeses, and fine wines — is racist, according to a law professor who studies "food whiteness" and "food privileges." What are the details? The Times U.K. reported that a video of Mathilde Cohen discussing the issue for a seminar outside Paris is upsetting folks in France, as the paper noted that the country's cuisine is "seen as a cornerstone of the national identity." Cohen, who hails from the University of Connecticut School of Law, suggested that French eating habits reinforce the "dominance" of white people over ethnic minorities,...
 

From Food Inflation to Food Shortages to Food Crisis to — Famine?
 
05/07/2022 2:24:24 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
The New American ^ | May 3, 2022 | William F. Jasper
Is famine in our future? Could that possibly happen here in America, the land of prosperity and plenty?And, if the answer is “yes,” then how near might that awful future be? And what might be done to prevent or mitigate it? Right now, tens of millions of people in the world’s poorest countries are facing starvation. The blame for much of that human desolation can be laid squarely on the shoulders of the World Health Organization, the United Nations, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the national “health” bureaucracies that have used politicized “science” to force deadly lockdowns on...
 

California food waste law proves heavy lift in small towns as fuel costs spike [Politicians said the new law would help food banks. But the people who actually run some food banks say it's hurting them.]
 
04/08/2022 2:39:11 PM PDT · by grundle · 16 replies
Reuters ^ | April 8, 2022 | wNathan Frandino and Christopher Walljasper
CHICO, Calif., April 8 (Reuters) - A California law requiring grocery stores and restaurants to donate leftover food has been hard for local food banks and small towns to implement due to climbing fuel costs and uncertainty over who pays for food recovery. While other states restrict food going into landfills, California is the first to require food be donated for human consumption. Food waste makes up a fifth of climate warming gas emissions in California dumps, according to the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecyle). Implementing the new rules has been especially challenging in rural California. As...
 

Food export restrictions by a few countries could skyrocket global food crop prices
 
02/06/2021 11:58:52 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 30 replies
https://phys.org/ ^ | JANUARY 28, 2021 | by Aalto University
Recent events such as the Covid-19 pandemic, locust infestations, drought and labor shortages have disrupted food supply chains, endangering food security in the process. A recent study published in Nature Food shows that trade restrictions and stockpiling of supplies by a few key countries could create global food price spikes and severe local food shortages during times of threat. "We quantified the potential effects of these co-occurring global and local shocks globally with their impacts on food security," explains Aalto University Associate Professor Matti Kummu. The results of this research have critical implications on how we should prepare for future...
 

Food Is Freedom: How Washington’s Food Subsidies Have Helped Make Americans Fat and Sick
 
05/14/2021 7:06:21 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 26 replies
Ammo.com ^ | 5/14/2021 | Sam Jacobs
Farm subsidies are perhaps the ultimate, but secret, third rail of American politics. While entitlements are discussed out in the open, farm subsidies are rarely talked about – even though they are the most expensive subsidy Washington doles out. All told, the U.S. government spends $20 billion annually on farm subsidies, with approximately 39 percent of all farms receiving some sort of subsidy. For comparison, the oil industry gets about $4.6 billion annually and annual housing subsidies total another $15 billion. A significant portion of this $20 billion goes not to your local family farm, but to Big Aggie. (Note...
 

Biden’s Soaring Food Costs Strike the Hungry at Local Food Banks
 
11/10/2021 11:49:43 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
Breitbart ^ | 11/10/2021 | Wendell Husebo
President Joe Biden’s soaring food costs are impacting the hungry at local food banks across the nation. Food banks, which run off the generosity of American workers in local communities, are having difficulty feeding the hungry due to increased food prices since Biden became president and took over the levers of the supply chain. Breitbart News reported Tuesday that food costs increased almost one percent last month and 5.3 percent in the last year.
 

Global Food Crisis: IMF Warns Of Unrest Amid Food Supply Shortages
 
04/20/2022 7:21:18 AM PDT · by blam · 22 replies
Breitbart ^ | 4-230-2022 | Peter Caddle
The IMF has become the most recent global body to release a warning regarding potentially forthcoming global food shortages, saying that vulnerable nations are at risk of civil unrest amid supply issues. Civil unrest linked to sky-high food prices is on the cards for poorer countries, the IMF has warned amid fears that the world could be heading into a global food crisis as a result of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. Amid past warnings of starvation and “Hell on Earth” migrant crises over a lack of food, the international finance body has predicted that growth across the world will...
 

MN Muslims Demand Pork-Free Food Products From Welfare Food Bank
 
09/22/2014 3:25:08 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 96 replies
The Gateway Pundit ^ | September 22, 2014 | Jim Hoft
Minnesota Somali-Americans protested last week demanding pork-free food products from their welfare food bank. “It’s about human rights also, basic human rights to get the proper food and also healthy food,” said Imam Hassan Mohamud. “Some food shelves are trying to meet the need, but some of them already got canned beans that have already been mixed with pork — and there is a literacy issue here,” said community activist Fartun Weli. With signs in hand, they marched to the Hennepin County commissioners’ office to ask Peter McLaughlin for help. Most live in his district and feel he can help...
 

Cruz: Favorite Food is Cheese, Not Pandering WI. But in Iowa: Fav. Food is Beef Enchiladas
 
03/30/2016 5:54:21 AM PDT · by wrrock · 29 replies
YouTube ^ | 3/29/2016 | YouTube
Last night Ted Cruz said his favorite food is cheese and he's not saying it to pander in Wisconsin, watch clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMFrKwjm in an interview with the Des Moines Register, she said his favorite food is beef enchiladas and Guinness stout. http://news.yahoo.com
 

Food Is Freedom: How Washington’s Food Subsidies Have Helped Make Americans Fat and Sick
 
08/31/2020 2:49:56 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 21 replies
Ammo.com ^ | 8/31/2020 | Sam Jacobs
Farm subsidies are perhaps the ultimate, but secret, third rail of American politics. While entitlements are discussed out in the open, farm subsidies are rarely talked about – even though they are the most expensive subsidy Washington doles out. All told, the U.S. government spends $20 billion annually on farm subsidies, with approximately 39 percent of all farms receiving some sort of subsidy. For comparison, the oil industry gets about $4.6 billion annually and annual housing subsidies total another $15 billion. A significant portion of this $20 billion goes not to your local family farm, but to Big Aggie.
 

Sheriff: Deputies taunted, served tampered food at fast food restaurant
 
07/11/2016 5:58:00 PM PDT · by blueyon · 119 replies
WBTV.com ^ | 07/11/16 | WBTV Web Staff
CLEVELAND COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - The sheriff of Cleveland County says his deputies were taunted by employees and served tampered food at a fast food restaurant while taking a lunch break in their uniforms. Sheriff Alan Norman confirmed the accusations to WBTV after a post was made online by the wife of a deputy. "As they walked up to place their orders, the boys in the back cooking the food started yelling at them and calling them names," she wrote about her husband's trip to the Zaxby's restaurant in Shelby. She said her husband and his partner, who were both...
 

Food Replicator: Researchers Create Ingredients to Produce Food by 3D Printing
 
12/08/2020 5:45:15 AM PST · by Red Badger · 22 replies
https://scitechdaily.com ^ | December 6, 2020 | By FAPESP
Food engineers in Brazil and France developed gels based on modified starch for use as “ink” to make foods and novel materials by additive manufacturing. Credit: Bianca C. Maniglia / USP ======================================== Food engineers in Brazil and France developed gels based on modified starch for use as “ink” to make foods and novel materials by additive manufacturing. It is already possible to produce food with a 3D printer, potentially delivering products that suit consumer preferences regarding taste, texture, cost, convenience, and nutrition. In the near future, it will be possible to produce food with personalized shapes, textures, flavors, and colors...
 

Muslims Using Food Stamps Demand Food Meets Islamic Requirements
 
01/31/2015 8:46:29 AM PST · by Baynative · 52 replies
Viral Buzz ^ | 1/30/15 | Clark Holmes
Muslim imports in Minneapolis are now demanding a tax-funded “halal” non-pork food shelf at a free food pantry for the poor. As if it’s not bad enough that nearly all the “American” Muslims who have joined ISIS have been Somalis from Minneapolis, their relatives here are demanding that Americans adhere to the same Sharia Laws the Islamic State fighters are trying to impose throughout the Middle East.
 

Trump’s new food-stamps plan: A basket of U.S. food, direct to your doorstep
 
02/12/2018 3:26:49 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 108 replies
MarketWatch ^ | Feb 12, 2018 3:01 p.m. ET
The White House says the changes could save $214 billion over a decade. “The Budget proposes to combine the traditional retail-based SNAP electronic benefit with the direct provision of nutritious and 100 percent American-grown USDA Foods to participating households. This cost-effective proposal maintains our commitment to helping needy families avoid hunger while generating substantial savings,” the budget said. Households receiving $90 per month or more would get a portion in shelf-stable milk, ready to eat cereals, pasta, peanut butter, beans and canned fruit, vegetables, and meat, poultry or fish. The remainder of the benefit would go onto the debit card...
 

Food stamp fraud and the opioid epidemic: More reasons to go to food boxes
 
02/16/2018 8:16:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
American Thinker ^ | 02/16/2018 | Monica Showalter
A couple years ago, someone who stole $3.5 million from the government food stamps program was sentenced to...one year in jail. WORCESTER – A federal judge Monday sentenced a local woman to a year in jail and ordered her to forfeit $3.5 million and pay restitution in what lawyers said was the largest food stamp fraud case in Massachusetts history. Vida Ofori Causey, 46, owner of J&W Aseda Plaza at 753 Main St., pleaded guilty in December to charges of conspiracy to commit Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits fraud, SNAP fraud, and money laundering in a $3.6 million cash-for-benefits scheme. The...
 

Facing a food crisis, Cuba calls on citizens to grow more of their own food
 
07/05/2020 7:46:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
Reuters ^ | 07/05/2020 | Sarah Marsh
HAVANA (Reuters) - In the courtyard of a temple belonging to the Abakua Afro-Cuban religious brotherhood in Havana, Nelson Piloto is pulling up the lawn to plant bell peppers and cassava in the face of Cuba’s looming food crisis. Piloto, 40, says he is responding to the Communist government’s call for citizens to produce more of their own food, including in big cities, in whatever spaces they can find, from backyards to balconies. Standing across from two giant ceiba trees that are considered sacred by many in Cuba, the temple usually resounds with ceremonies involving drumming, animal sacrifices and dance....
 

Three Fast Food Workers Arrested For Allegedly Spitting Into Deputies’ Food
 
05/02/2019 2:12:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
cbs2la ^ | 05/02/2019
Three Florida teens who allegedly spit in food ordered by sheriff’s deputies are out of a job and under arrest, authorities said. Two uniformed, on-duty deputies stopped at Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries for dinner last Saturday, according to the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office. The owners viewed surveillance video that confirmed the accusations, the sheriff’s office said. The three employees were immediately fired and the Okeechobee City Police Department was contacted. The three employees, aged between 16 and 17 years old and are all high school students, were each charged with Florida’s food anti-tampering act, a first-degree felony, and...
 

Wisconsin Bill Would Limit Types of Food That Could Be Purchased With Food Stamps
 
05/20/2015 4:17:11 PM PDT · by upchuck · 117 replies
daily signal ^ | May 20, 2015 | Kate Scanlon
Wisconsin’s State Assembly approved legislation last week that puts in place new rules about what recipients of food stamps may purchase with the benefits. Assembly Bill 177 would limit the types of food that could be purchased with Wisconsin’s food stamp program, FoodShare.In addition to banning the purchase of foods such as lobster with the publicly-funded program, the legislation would also require that just over two-thirds of the benefits be used to purchase healthy foods:“Under this bill, DHS [Department of Health Services] must require that not less than 67 percent of the SNAP benefits used by a recipient in a...
 

Leaked Audio: Trump Cares About Food Safety But Only If the Food Is Foreign
 
02/27/2017 11:37:24 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 14 replies
Gizmodo ^ | February 27, 2017 | Brendan O'Connor
President Donald Trump intends to intensify enforcement of food safety regulations as a cudgel in international trade negotiations, according to leaked recordings of a what appears to be a phone conversation between Trump and Wilbur Ross, his nominee for Commerce Secretary. During the conversation, which was recorded in December, the then-president-elect also advocated a 10 percent across-the-board tariff on all foreign imports, an issue on which his administration has adopted numerous different positions and which Speaker Paul Ryan has flatly rejected. The proposals came during an apparent phone conversation that was captured on video and provided to Gizmodo via SecureDrop,...
 

Many college students going hungry, need donated food groceries, food stamps.
 
11/24/2017 11:55:31 AM PST · by Az Joe · 96 replies
SF GATE ^ | 11/23/2017 | Nanette Asimov
I thought there was a work requirement in order to get food stamps.
 
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