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Connect Blog

Welcome to the Connect Tumblr page, a former project of WhyHunger’s Grassroots Action Network.

Don’t’ worry – we aren’t gone, you can still keep up with the latest on our Connect Blog http://blog.whyhunger.org

While this account is not currently active, browse our previous posts to discover stories of grassroots organizations who are building the movement to end hunger and poverty, as well as photos, videos, infographics and links that we love.

Jun 21 '13
The fact is, Monsanto’s seeds produce very little actual food. Its genetically altered corn is grown primarily for animal feed, ethanol, and food additives such as high-fructose corn syrup. Monsanto has increased the amount of raw agricultural material, but it has done little to decrease hunger or improve the world’s food supply. Even with more than 420 million acres of genetically engineered crops planted to date, the number of those going hungry worldwide has increased–to the unconscionable total of one billion today. Read more.

The fact is, Monsanto’s seeds produce very little actual food. Its genetically altered corn is grown primarily for animal feed, ethanol, and food additives such as high-fructose corn syrup. Monsanto has increased the amount of raw agricultural material, but it has done little to decrease hunger or improve the world’s food supply. Even with more than 420 million acres of genetically engineered crops planted to date, the number of those going hungry worldwide has increased–to the unconscionable total of one billion today. Read more.

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Jun 20 '13

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May 22 '13
ecowatchorg:

Confused About the Farm Bill? Let’s Clarify
…and don’t miss the details about Rep. Steve King’s (R-IA) amendment to kill State GE Labeling Initiatives. Not to mention the House version also cuts $20 billion in Food Assistance.
Farm Bill Heads to Senate and House FloorsThere are some significant differences between the House and the Senate versions, in both what their bills actually contain and in the process used to get them through the committee.http://ecowatch.com/2013/farm-bill-heads-to-senate-and-house-floors/

ecowatchorg:

Confused About the Farm Bill? Let’s Clarify

…and don’t miss the details about Rep. Steve King’s (R-IA) amendment to kill State GE Labeling Initiatives. Not to mention the House version also cuts $20 billion in Food Assistance.

Farm Bill Heads to Senate and House Floors

There are some significant differences between the House and the Senate versions, in both what their bills actually contain and in the process used to get them through the committee.

http://ecowatch.com/2013/farm-bill-heads-to-senate-and-house-floors/

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May 22 '13

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May 14 '13
TAKE ACTION!
This is the future of our food that Congress is talking about. Don’t let them do it in secret–we have to let them know we’re paying attention!!

TAKE ACTION!

This is the future of our food that Congress is talking about. Don’t let them do it in secret–we have to let them know we’re paying attention!!

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May 1 '13
primroseprints:

Poem for May Day -  James Connolly 1907
 Some, faint-hearted, ever seek Our programme to retouch, And will insist, whene’er they speak That we demand too much. ’Tis passing strange, yet I declare Such statements give me mirth, For our demands most moderate are: We only want the earth.
via Coalition of Resistance

primroseprints:

Poem for May Day -  James Connolly 1907

Some, faint-hearted, ever seek
Our programme to retouch,
And will insist, whene’er they speak
That we demand too much.
’Tis passing strange, yet I declare
Such statements give me mirth,
For our demands most moderate are:
We only want the earth.

via Coalition of Resistance

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Apr 30 '13
Nominations are now open for the 2013 Food Sovereignty Prize!
In honoring those who are taking back their food systems, the Food Sovereignty Prize champions solutions coming from those most impacted by the injustices of the global food system. Spread the word and nominate an amazing organization today: Visit www.foodsovereigntyprize.org for more information.

Nominations are now open for the 2013 Food Sovereignty Prize!

In honoring those who are taking back their food systems, the Food Sovereignty Prize champions solutions coming from those most impacted by the injustices of the global food system. Spread the word and nominate an amazing organization today: Visit www.foodsovereigntyprize.org for more information.

(Source: blog.whyhunger.org)

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Apr 30 '13
lensblr-network:

Peppers in the National Arboretum. Color and heat.
by Ed Finn  (edfinnphotos.tumblr.com)

What are YOU growing this season?

lensblr-network:

Peppers in the National Arboretum. Color and heat.

What are YOU growing this season?

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Apr 26 '13

WhyHunger Chapin Awards Dinner invitations are hitting mailboxes across the country! Join us in celebrating legendary artist and activist Yoko Ono Lennon, Patrick Sullivan and RightsFlow by Google and the amazing grassroots winners of the Harry Chapin Self-Reliance Awards. For info, sponsorships and tickets, visit www.whyhunger.org/events. See you there!

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Apr 25 '13

youaremyscenicworld:

Abigail Stauffer “We are Never Ever Eating Bad Together” Taylor Swift Remix (by RapForFoodJustice)

Now THIS is great!

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