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Are GMOs Really Bad? Neil deGrasse Tyson Weighs In. — Food News

You've probably heard of GMOs, and you might even know what it stands for: genetically modified organisms. But understanding what GMOs actually are is a whole other ball game, and there's a lot of misinformation floating around. Fortunately, Neil deGrasse Tyson and his StarTalk on Mashable podcast is here to set the record straight and start the dialogue on what it really means and how it impacts our health.

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Our 2020 Climate Goals Can Be Met with One Dietary Swap — Food News

Back in 2003, a global movement called Meatless Monday called on people to abstain from eating meat once a week. An initiative created between The Monday Campaigns and the Center for a Livable Future (CLF) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the goal was two-fold: to better our health and improve our environment.

Critics and skeptics have often questioned how effective Meatless Monday is in the big picture, but a new report from The Atlantic manages to provide some perspective about how what we choose to eat can influence the planet.

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Trump’s Proposed Budget Cut Will Reduce SNAP Funding by $190 Billion — Food News

President Trump unveiled his first major budget proposal on Tuesday, called "The New Foundation for American Greatness," which included massive cuts to government programs that benefit low-income Americans. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — also known as SNAP and more commonly recognized as food stamps — has come under the commander-in-chief's chopping block.

As per the proposal, the budget will reduce SNAP funding by $190 billion over the next decade. SNAP currently serves 42 million Americans.

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Obama Talks Food, Sustainability, and Climate Change at Summit — Food News

In his first public appearance since leaving office, former President Barack Obama discussed the connection between food and global warming at a summit focused on climate change and food availability in Milan, Italy on Tuesday.

Obama, who shared the stage at the Global Food Innovation Summit with his former chef Sam Kass after delivering opening remarks, discussed food from an environmental, policy, and tech angle. He gave his two cents on an array of topics: food and climate change, food and refugees, food waste and how technology can offer solutions.

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The Trump Administration Takes on Two Obama-Era Food Regulations — Food News

The Trump administration is directly aiming at food policy for the next area to loosen regulations. Last week, the federal government separately pinpointed two areas where they plan to make changes for consumers: school lunches and calorie labels on menus. The former will see looser rules, while implementation of the latter has been delayed. Here's what you need to know about both.

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What the International Women’s Day Protest Means for the Food Industry — Food News

When President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations, Yemeni-American bodega owners organized a peaceful strike in New York City that closed the doors of grocery stores and bodegas throughout the city. The shutdown served as a symbolic move to show the city how pivotal the role of immigrants are, as New Yorkers were unable to hop into their neighborhood shop to grab a coffee or food essentials.

Now the organizers behind the Women's March on Washington have coordinated a similar protest for International Women's Day called A Day Without a Woman.

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