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America’s Hunger Super Hero Honored

Photo courtesy of Texas Agricultural Experiment Station
UPDATE Borlaug died September 12, 2009

“Borlaug is believed to have saved more lives than any other person who has ever lived —more than a billion — through his work in agriculture. Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, Founder of the World Food Prize and “Father of the Green Revolution,” received the Congressional Gold Medal, America’s highest civilian honor on July 17 in a ceremony the U.S. Capitol.
Borlaug, 93, became one of only five people in all of history to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. The other four are Nelson Mandela, Elie Wiesel, Mother Teresa and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”

– Lancaster Farming Weekly, Ephrata,Pennsylvania

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And Hunger is Growing in Maine

Photo by Jim Evans

This week congress is debating the Farm Bill.

“Check out this great series of articles on hunger in America written by the staff of Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel. ” – Hungrr
“We don’t talk about hunger because solving it is so big and complex. Its solutions entail making a college education more affordable and accessible; revamping our national farm policy to favor production of nutritious foods; promoting economic development to raise wages that currently cannot support families. We will need to reform a federal public assistance program that is insufficient and, paradoxically, creates dependency by penalizing recipients for trying to get ahead. Each of those is a serious challenge that will take years to accomplish.”
– Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel, Maine

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Hunger In The Land of Shining Mountains

Photo of Charles M. Russell and Hungrr

“Demand for food stamps is on the rise in Montana. Last year one out of every 12 Montanans, used food stamps to buy groceries each month. That’s more than one-third higher than who received food stamps in 2000.
‘It’s basically because our jobs on average don’t pay a lot. The goal clearly is to get people off food stamps. We’re trying to get more good-paying jobs.’ U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont.
‘We need to lend a helping hand to Montanans in need. Our goal must be developing a plan that will improve access to the food stamp program, particularly for children, the elderly, the working poor and our veterans. I think we can do that.’ – Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont. ”

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– CHARLES S. JOHNSON – The Missoulian, Helena, Montana

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