Food

November 3, 2019 to November 7, 2019

World Environmental Education Congress

The theme of the 10th WEEC, taking place in Bangkok, Thailand, is Local Knowledge, Communication and Global Connectivity. In addition, various other arguments relevant to environmental education, divided into eight thematic niches, will be addressed.

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E. Coli Outbreak Traced To Calif. Farm; Some Romaine Safe To Eat

"The strain of E. coli causing the current outbreak in romaine lettuce has been found in a reservoir on a farm in Santa Barbara County, California, the US Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday."

Source: CNN, 12/14/2018

Farm Bill Sails Through Senate. Now It’s Up To Wavering House GOPers

"Rural Republicans in the U.S. House now face a stark political choice: Either saying no to a bill farmers in their districts desperately need or saying yes and surrendering in their battle to crack down on the federal food stamp program."

Source: McClatchy, 12/12/2018

"Clean Water Act: EPA Falsely Claims 'No Data' On Waters In WOTUS Rule"

"The Trump administration says it doesn't know how many streams it is proposing to exclude from Clean Water Act jurisdiction today. But a 2017 slideshow prepared by EPA and Army Corps of Engineers staff shows that at least 18 percent of streams and 51 percent of wetlands nationwide would not be protected under the new definition of "waters of the United States," or WOTUS, announced today."

Source: Greenwire, 12/12/2018

"U.S. Lawmakers Agree On Farm Bill, Aiming For Vote This Week"

"U.S. lawmakers have reached an agreement on the Farm Bill that drops a proposal to tighten food stamps restrictions backed by President Donald Trump, and are looking to vote on it this week, according to congressional staffers."

Source: Reuters, 12/11/2018

“Diet for a Changing Climate: Food for Thought”

As our BookShelf column moves to a monthly schedule, we take a look at an imaginative take on how to deal with the spread of invasive species — eating them! A pair of children’s book authors offers insight into the problem for young adult readers (and the rest of us), along with recipes. Read our review.

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"Lawmakers Reach Tentative Farm Bill Deal After Months-Long Impasse"

"Key lawmakers said Wednesday they have reached a tentative deal on a massive farm bill, breaking a months-long impasse over legislation that doles out more than $400 billion in federal funds for farm subsidies, food stamps and conservation efforts."

Source: Washington Post, 11/29/2018

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