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Top Hunger News: Eating Leaves and Lizards to Survive in Niger

Eating Leaves and Lizards to Survive in Niger. Aid organizations are warning that millions of people are facing starvation from drought and crop failure in the West African country of Niger, and some people are turning to desperate measures to survive. [BBC]

Historic Step Toward New World Balance. Against significant odds, the Group of 20 is moving closer to its goal of rebalancing the global economy. [The Globe and Mail]

Selling Scrap Metal to Scrape By. Gugulethu Mkhwananzi is another one of the many unemployed women who have become features of everyday life in Bulawayo’s poor working class suburbs as she moves from house to house, looking for "rusted gold," or scrap metal. [IPS]

End Hunger With One Quarter, One Click at a Time. With modern technology and some pocket change, Hatua International allows everyday people to join the fight against hunger. [Tonic]

Panera Co. to Open More Pay-What-You-Wish Eateries. Panera's nonprofit plan is the largest example yet of a concept called community kitchens, where businesses operate partly as charities. Customers who need a discount, or even free food, can get it with no questions asked. [AP]

Food Stamps Applications Soar. Applications for food stamps in Panhandle counties have soared since oil began gushing from the broken BP pipe leak. [Capitol News Service]

USDA Releases Farmers Market Guide to SNAP. The handbook provides farmers market managers with step-by-step directions on how to install Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) machines and accept SNAP benefits. [Food Safety News]

Climate Change/Environment
Climate Change Scientists Turn Up Arctic Heat. Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are planning a large-scale, long-term ecosystem experiment to test the effects of global warming on the icy layers of arctic permafrost. [Laboratory Equipment]


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