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MEMBERS ONLY: Tax Cuts For Billionaires, Dog Food For The Poor

As part of the budget that Trump proposed on Monday that almost exclusively targets the poorest Americans, along with horrifying cuts to public health insurance and federal housing vouchers, the president is aiming to slash billions of dollars from food stamps by introducing one of the …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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What Happens to Public Health Agencies During a Government Shutdown

The government is back open for now, but another shutdown could happen in three weeks if negotiations in Congress don’t go well. During a shutdown, government employees and duties are divided according to how essential they are. Federal courts do not shut down, for example, but NASA’s Instagram does. So, what happens…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Why Butter Used to Have Its Own Food Group

Today’s kids have MyPlate. When I was growing up, we learned the Food Pyramid. My parents categorized grub into four food groups. But look back a bit farther, and dietary advice gets a little weirder: in the early 1950s, there were seven food groups, and one was just for butter.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Trump Expected to Pick Former Business Professor to Serve as the USDA’s ‘Chief Scientist’

The United States Department of Agriculture’s research division studies matters such as nutrition, food distribution, and climate change, and, according to the 2008 Farm Bill, is meant to be helmed by a “chief scientist” chosen “from among distinguished scientists.”Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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