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Feb 28 2023
China's communists don't have food, so now they want to control ours
Home to 20 percent of the global population, but only 7 to 9 percent of the world’s arable land, China is an extreme food shortage. To combat the crisis, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) devised a decades-long strategy of purchasing millions of acres of American farmland, livestock, seeds and food supply lines from the United States.
In fact, in ten years, Chinese ownership of U.S.Fox News (Opinion)
Feb 20 2023
Food Stamp Program in Political Crosshairs as Pandemic-Era Changes End
The ending of the Covid-19 public-health emergency means a reset for the country’s food stamps program, which aids more than 41 million Americans, as lawmakers weigh whether to make more far-reaching changes as part of the next farm bill.
An extra boost in the food assistance for low-income households that Congress authorized at the start of the pandemic will wind down this month, andWall Street Journal (News)
Feb 23 2023
'Stubborn' food inflation leaves U.S. shoppers with slim appetite for other goods
As American shoppers stomach soaring food prices, they are cutting back on purchases of other goods, such as toys, clothing and housewares, in a challenging trend for retailers.
Commentary this week from executives at Walmart (WMT.N) and other retailers shows how Americans are shifting their shopping habits and hunting for bargains in the face of the highest inflation in a generation.Reuters
Feb 15 2023
1 Killed, 3 Wounded in Shooting at Texas Mall Food Court, Police Say
Police in El Paso, Texas, say one person was killed and three other people were wounded in a shooting Wednesday in a shopping mall. One person has been taken into custody, El Paso police spokesperson Sgt. Robert Gomez said. No immediate information was given about that person. “It’s too early to speculate on motive,” Gomez said. The three who were wounded were hospitalized, Gomez said. TheirNBC Bay Area
Jan 25 2023
Californians put fast-food law on 2024 ballot
A California law aimed at raising wages and improving working conditions for fast-food workers will be put in voters' hands.
The initiative could overturn a first-in-the-nation law passed last year.
The law affects more than a half-million fast food workers.
The referendum raised more than 623,000 valid voter signatures to be placed on the Nov. 5, 2024, election ballot,Fox Business
Feb 17 2023
El Paso food court mall shooting began as a confrontation between two groups
A shooting at a Texas mall that left one person dead and three others wounded began as a confrontation between two groups in the food court, police said Thursday. The ages of those involved in the fight Wednesday at Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso ranged from late teens to early 20s, interim El Paso police Chief Peter Pacillas said. "This is a random incident that occurred between two groups atFox News (Online News)
Feb 16 2023
Gov. Noem's Blueprint for Protecting America's Food Supply From Chinese Communist Party
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem spoke at the America First Policy Institute in Washington on Feb. 15, 2023. (Madalina Vasiliu/The Epoch Times) South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem spoke at the America First Policy Institute in Washington on Feb. 15, 2023. (Madalina Vasiliu/The Epoch Times) MORE HIDE WASHINGTON—South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem spoke on Feb. 15 at the America First Policy InstituteThe Epoch Times
Mar 02 2023
From food stamps to rental aid: Pandemic-era funding is ending, and Mass. wants to build an off-ramp - The Boston Globe
Those decisions are taking place as lawmakers begin to craft spending plans for the coming fiscal year. Governor Maura Healey is seeking at least $800 million in state funds — split between two separate spending proposals — to either plug funding shortfalls or extend programs that relied on federal pandemic-era aid. But that federal aid is drying up and temporary policies are expiring, leavingThe Boston Globe
Feb 17 2023
Wisconsin food sanitation company pays $1.5 million fine over child labor violations
In 2022, a U.S. Department of Labor investigation determined Kieler-based Packers Sanitation Services Inc. employed more than 100 children in "hazardous" conditions. Example video title will go here for this video KIELER, Wis. — One of the largest food safety sanitation service providers in the country has paid more than $1.5 million in fines after a U.S. Department of Labor investigationKARE11
Feb 20 2023
NBA legend Magic Johnson makes stop at Morgan State to tour campus, food service operation
BALTIMORE -- NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson stopped in Baltimore on Monday to visit and tour Morgan State University. The former Los Angeles Lakers legend was at the HBCU campus, which uses the food service operation SodexoMAGIC, a company chaired by Johnson. "The business here, the Sodexo magic, it means a great deal to me to be here on the Morgan State campus to feed the young people andCBS News (Online)