“What chemicals are in your mac and cheese?”


CNN

“Food Stamps Are Holding Up The Republican Agenda”


HUFFINGTON POST

The GOP is having a nasty family feud over the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

“Why are Republicans so cruel to the poor? Paul Ryan’s profound hypocrisy stands for a deeper problem”


SALON

“Ketchup sandwiches and other things stupid poor people eat”


THINK PROGRESS

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“Mutant Superbug Has Been Discovered In The U.S.”


HUFFINGTON POST

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“Pretty Celebrities Who Are Ugly Eaters”


LYFE FOODIE

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“The Future Of Our Food Depends On Honeybees, And The USDA Is Spending Millions To Save Them”


THINK PROGRESS

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“Report on kids’ poverty in U.S. raises eyebrows”


CBS NEWS

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A new report on child welfare that found more U.S. children living in poverty than before the Great Recession belies the fanfare of the nation’s economic turnaround.

Twenty-two percent of American children were living in poverty in 2013 compared with 18 percent in 2008, according to the latest Kids Count Data Book, with poverty rates nearly double among African-Americans and American Indians and problems most severe in South and Southwest.

The report, released Tuesday from the child advocacy group the Annie E. Casey Foundation showed some signs of slight improvement, including high school graduation rates at an all-time high and a dipping percentage of uninsured children. But the bright spots weren’t enough to offset a picture showing many children left behind amid the nation’s economic recovery. MORE

“Hot mess: The grossest health concerns of summer”


CNN

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“There’s a Place That’s Nearly Perfect for Growing Food. It’s Not California.”


MOTHER JONES

Despite the ever-worsening drought, California still grows more than half the produce in the United States. But not without a cost: Groundwater supplies are low, and soil is eroding and getting saltier.

Maybe it’s time to “de-Californify” the nation’s supply of fruits and vegetables. But how? Well, I have an idea. To find out what it is, click here.