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Friday, September 20, 2013

Weekly food news update: Republicans attack access to food stamps, the high cost of banana plantations & more!

This week's Friday food news roundup, sharing news, links and stories of interest to or from those of a lefty viewpoint.    

The terrible assault on those living in poverty continues in the United States as Republicans seek to cut food stamp access:

New research finds pesticides from banana plantations in spectacled caiman blood:
New Canadian research suggests gluten-free products are getting cheaper as gluten-free diets become more popular:

AwesTRUCK 2013 Toronto Food Truck Festival hits Toronto this weekend:

The Calgary Food Bank is seeing a big jump in demand this month and needs your help:

The Oromocto food bank is getting short on supplies and  needs your help:

Canadian website launches an Eat Local! food and sustainability challenge starting September 29th:

Ontario Government Launches New Local Food Fund:
Coffee shop workers in Halifax organizing through the Baristas Rise Up campaign:

Deadly E. coli outbreak linked to B.C. Gouda cheese:

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