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Nov 24 2022
Food banks are struggling this holiday season as inflation creates 'perfect storm'
Food banks across the country will enter this holiday season with their resources strained as inflation continues to pummel the economy.
Soaring food prices and a drop in donations mean many food bank warehouses are more thinly stocked than in recent years, said Katie Fitzgerald, chief operating officer at Feeding America, a nonprofit overseeing a network of more than 200 food banksUSA TODAY
Dec 15 2022
A new study of high US food prices says the culprit is consumer behavior, not inflation
The covid-19 pandemic pushed food prices to record highs. Only since September has the rate of change in food prices started to decrease, but prices are still up a lot—10.6% year-over-year in the US in November, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). That, in part, reflects a decline in commodity prices such as wheat and corn finally reaching the supermarket.
Nov 04 2022
Top Democrat Downplays Impact of Cost of Gas, Food on Midterms
House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn said in a recent interview that voters' economic concerns are not as important as protecting democracy.
The South Carolina Democrat told Fox News on Thursday that Americans should ponder whether they want to live in a democracy or autocracy, conjuring past comments made by former President Donald Trump in which he called the press "the enemy of the peopleNewsweek
Mar 19 2023
California enters a contract to make its own affordable insulin
California enters a contract to make its own affordable insulin California Gov. Gavin Newsom has announced a new contract with nonprofit drugmaker Civica Rx, a move that brings the state one step closer to creating its own line of insulin to bring down the cost of the drug. Once the medicines are approved by the Food and Drug Administration, Newsom said at a press conference on Saturday,NPR Fact Check
Mar 19 2023
Abortion pill made illegal in first state
Wyoming became the first state to ban the use of abortion pills, adding momentum Friday to a growing push by conservative states and anti-abortion groups to target medication abortion, the method now used in a majority of pregnancy terminations in the United States. Wyoming's new law comes as a preliminary ruling is expected soon by a Texas judge that could order the U.S. Food and DrugArkansas Democrat-Gazette
Mar 19 2023
Egypt's Sisi Meets Russian Envoy In Cairo, Vowing Closer Ties
A senior Russian delegation met on Sunday with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo, his spokesman said, with the parties committing to "continuing to strengthen bilateral relations". Despite calls by Western powers to isolate Russia over its invasion of Ukraine last year, Cairo has maintained relations with Moscow, in part to mitigate the blow to its economy and to Egyptians' foodBarron's
Mar 13 2023
Union: Glen Allen Tyson plant closing
The union representing workers at the Glen Allen Tysons Foods Inc. plant said the company told employees that the plant would be closing in May and 700 positions would be eliminated. "It is with deep disappointment that we learned today of the imminent closure of the Tyson Foods facility in Glen Allen, Virginia," said Mark Federici, president of the United Food & Commercial Workers LocalRichmond Times Dispatch
Mar 17 2023
Celebrating St. Patrick
With all the loud and crowded parades, green beer, leprechauns, and kelly-colored costumes, it can be easy to forget that St. Patrick’s Day commemorates a real man, and that the feast of St. Patrick — March 17 — marks the day of his death. In order to fully celebrate Patrick — the saint, the man, and the festivities — with food and crafts, it’s important to know a little about him.
Mar 18 2023
Asian households in Portland asked to be vigilant following recent burglaries
Leaders in the Asian community are asking those who live in Portland to use extra caution in the wake of recent burglaries. On Friday the Portland Police Department warned that a small group of Hispanic men appear to be targeting and burglarizing the homes of Asian families. Police said the men made contact a day or two before the crime, posing as food deliveries to get inside and look at thePortland Press Herald
Mar 18 2023
Newsom: State will slash insulin costs, manufacture Narcan generic
SACRAMENTO -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Saturday that the state will cut insulin costs by 90% and that it will start manufacturing naloxone, a nasal spray used to reverse opioid overdoses. The lower insulin cost results from a collaboration between CalRx, a California Department of Health Care Services program and the non-profit drug manufacturer Civica Rx, according to a newsCBS News (Online)