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5.9 Million Individuals Off Food Stamps Under Trump

5.9 Million Individuals Off Food Stamps Under Trump

More than 5.9 million individuals dropped off food stamps since President Donald Trump assumed office in February 2017, according to the latest data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture
Elizabeth Warren Calls for Blue New Deal: 'The World’s Oceans Are in Crisis'

Elizabeth Warren Calls for Blue New Deal: 'The World’s Oceans Are in Crisis'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Tuesday called for a "Blue New Deal" – news that follows Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) dubbing his campaign as "the climate campaign."
Mexico’s avocado growers increasingly face cartel violence

Mexico’s avocado growers increasingly face cartel violence

Mexico is the dominant supplier of avocados, meeting some 43% of world demand.
Ocasio-Cortez: Family 'Might’ve Just Starved' Under Trump Food Stamp Work Requirements

Ocasio-Cortez: Family 'Might’ve Just Starved' Under Trump Food Stamp Work Requirements

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Thursday claimed that her family "might've just starved" had the Trump administration's revamped food stamp work requirements taken effect years ago.
A 'War on the Poor': Amid Avalanche of Criticism, Trump Administration Restricts Food Stamps for Hundreds of Thousands

A 'War on the Poor': Amid Avalanche of Criticism, Trump Administration Restricts Food Stamps for Hundreds of Thousands

A controversial new Trump administration rule finalized Wednesday would cut nearly 700,000 people from Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. The decision, part of a larger-scale
Team Trump finalizing new rule ending food assistance for 3 million Americans

Team Trump finalizing new rule ending food assistance for 3 million Americans

Republicans have been defending impeachable offenses by Donald Trump from the beginning of his administration, when he refused to divest from his business interests and instead began a campaign of
USDA Set to Finalize SNAP Proposal to Promote Work

USDA Set to Finalize SNAP Proposal to Promote Work

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is set to finalize a proposal to reform the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by encouraging those receiving benefits to work.
Over 75K Pounds of Salad Recalled Due to E. Coli Outbreak

Over 75K Pounds of Salad Recalled Due to E. Coli Outbreak

More than 75,000 pounds of salad have been recalled due to a possible E. coli contamination, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
5.8 Million Individuals Off Food Stamps Under Trump

5.8 Million Individuals Off Food Stamps Under Trump

More than 5.8 million individuals dropped off food stamps since President Donald Trump completed his first full month in office, according to the latest data released by the U.S. Department of
The USDA is turning spinach red to boost veggie consumption

The USDA is turning spinach red to boost veggie consumption

Beiquan Mou is the USDA research geneticist behind a new type of red spinach.

Super Bees Are Here to Save the World

In a time of climate crisis, an average bee can sadly no longer do the job.
Over 6,000 Pounds of Frozen Meat Recalled Following Salmonella Concerns

Over 6,000 Pounds of Frozen Meat Recalled Following Salmonella Concerns

Over 6,000 pounds of Walmart's Great Value brand frozen meat have been recalled due to possible salmonella contamination.
USDA gives chicken industry the go-ahead to amputate more workers' fingers

USDA gives chicken industry the go-ahead to amputate more workers' fingers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture tried to increase line speeds in chicken processing plants during the Obama administration, but the Occupational Safety and Health Administration objected, because
6.2 Million Individuals Off Food Stamps Under Trump

6.2 Million Individuals Off Food Stamps Under Trump

More than 6.2 million individuals dropped off food stamps since President Donald Trump completed his first full month in office, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture
Trump moves to allow logging in the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest

Trump moves to allow logging in the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest

As Brazil’s Amazon burns, President Donald Trump is taking aim at one of the largest expanses of temperate rainforest in Alaska. On Tuesday, the president instructed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue
A new nutrition group aims to erase the link between value and massive portions

A new nutrition group aims to erase the link between value and massive portions

Overconsumption of nutrient-poor calories is believed to have contributed to the rise of several deadly health diseases.
Animals suffer as Trump administration slashes inspections and enforcement at breeders and labs

Animals suffer as Trump administration slashes inspections and enforcement at breeders and labs

The Trump administration is slashing regulations and abandoning enforcement throughout the government, and at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, that can mean suffering for animals. The Washington
USDA Slashes Buyouts For Experts Leaving Agency Over Kansas City Relocation

USDA Slashes Buyouts For Experts Leaving Agency Over Kansas City Relocation

The USDA is slashing buyout payments for economists and researchers at two small agencies who are leaving their jobs after...

Mississippi ICE Raids Punished Workers While Koch Foods Got Pass On Discrimination

This morning, Joy Reid highlighted the record of that company, Koch Foods. The name is pronounced “cook” and the company is not part of the Koch brothers’ empire. Reid hosted ProPublica’s Isaac
Trump Administration Authorizes 'Cyanide Bombs' to Kill Feral Hogs. Seriously.

Trump Administration Authorizes 'Cyanide Bombs' to Kill Feral Hogs. Seriously.

On Thursday the Trump administration authorized another weapon in America’s war on the hoards of 30 to 50 feral hogs running through yards and terrorizing our nation’s children: “cyanide bombs.” Read