August 2, 2013

DEADLINE: IRP Reporting Trip on Poverty, Hunger and Food Security in Tanzania

The International Reporting Project is accepting applications until August 2nd for a ten-day new media reporting trip to Tanzania, Sep 29-Oct 9. The trip will focus on stunting and undernutrition, environmental sustainability, agriculture markets, agricultural and health policy, technology and innovation in agriculture, and other closely related themes.


"Critical Week for Farm Bill, Direction of Congress"

"This week could be pivotal not only for the future of the farm bill, but also the direction for the rest of this Congress."

Source: Progressive Farmer, 07/08/2013

"U.S. Weighing Increase in Herbicide Levels in Food Supply"

"WASHINGTON -- Environmental safety groups are stepping up efforts to prevent a reportedly dangerous yet widely used herbicide from being sold in the United States, even as the country’s primary environmental regulator is considering increasing the amount of the herbicide allowed in the U.S. food supply."

Source: IPS, 07/02/2013


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