is a condition related to
the supply of food, and individuals' access to it.
Increased Food Assistance Benefits could result in Fewer ER Visits
Feeding the Hungry
As of 2012 a record 46 million
are now on
. An increase of 20 million more people since
The Great Recession
in 2007. About 45.4 million Americans, roughly one-seventh of the population,
received nutrition aid last October 2016. According to the
U.S. Department of Agriculture
, 41 percent
of food stamp recipients live in
someone does earn a paycheck, the so-called "Working
." To be eligible for food stamps for a
of four, the
maximum income is $29,064. For a
$14,160. The food prices as they are now, as of 2011, a single person can feed
themselves on $200.00 a month food stamps, that's if you shop smart and eat
healthy. 23 million American households, 32 percent of all households who received SNAP in
the previous 30 days reported they had visited a
An estimated 87.3
percent of American households were food secure
throughout the entire
year in 2015, meaning that they had access at all times to enough food for
an active, healthy life for all household members. But just having access
does not mean people are eating
or eating enough.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
, which oversees food stamps,
reports that food stamp recipients scored 56.8 percent on a healthy
eating index, compared with 60.3 percent for poor people who didn't get
benefits and 60.2 percent for wealthier people. In other words, SNAP recipients'
diets are marginally worse than everyone else's diets, which are terrible to
begin with.Incentives to Eat Healthy
What Type of Food People Eat using Food Stamps
H.R.1567 - Global Food Security Act of 2016
This bill requires the President to develop and implement a Global Food
Security Strategy to promote global food security, resilience, and
nutrition. Accelerate inclusive, agricultural-led economic growth that
reduces global poverty, hunger, and malnutrition; increase the
productivity, incomes, and livelihoods of
; build resilience to food shocks among
vulnerable populations and households while reducing reliance upon
emergency food assistance; create an environment for agricultural growth
and investment; improve the nutritional status of women and children;
align with and leverage U.S. strategies and investments in trade, economic
growth, science and technology, agricultural research and extension,
maternal and child health, nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene;
strengthen partnerships between U.S. and foreign universities that build
agricultural capacity; and ensure the effective use of taxpayer dollars in
achieving these objectives.
Food Security Monitoring System
tracks changes in people's food
security situations. Aims to alert the humanitarian community when a
situation deteriorates and to ensure that assistance can be provided in a
timely and appropriate way. FSMS collects information on individual
households' food consumption, their output, and the strategies they
develop to cope with difficult situations. It also monitors market prices
and rainfall patterns. FSMS can trigger an Emergency Food Security
Assessment, when the deterioration of a situation is detected.
leads or facilitates
around 20 Food Security Monitoring Systems in areas most at risk of
vulnerability, in support of governments' early warning and disaster risk
is a widespread scarcity of food, caused by several factors
including crop failure, population imbalance, or government policies. This
phenomenon is usually accompanied or followed by regional malnutrition,
starvation, epidemic, and increased mortality. Nearly every continent in
the world has experienced a period of famine throughout history. Some
countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, continue to have extreme
cases of famine. It remains to be the most affected area in the world. And
due to climate change, the conditions only fluctuate more and more.
Predicting the seasons, as well as when to expect rain to help plant more
crops seems to be a challenge. Most programmes direct their aid, and most
increased efforts towards this continent.
Global stocks of corn,
wheat, rice and soybeans combined will hit a record 671.1 million tonnes
going into the next harvest -
the third straight year of historically high surplus
, according to the
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). That's enough to cover demand from
China for about a year.
India's Mega Kitchen feeds 50,000 people a
Report reveals a big dependence on freshwater fish for global food
Farmers Market Incentive Provider
An estimated 7.9 million kids in the U.S. live in "food-insecure" households
Food Assistance Programs
is the idea of breeding crops to increase their
nutritional value. This can be done either through conventional selective
breeding, or through genetic engineering. Biofortification differs from
ordinary fortification because it focuses on making plant foods more
nutritious as the plants are growing, rather than having nutrients added
to the foods when they are being processed.
Food Prices Index
Food Time Line
Compare Grocery Prices
There's no such thing as a Free Lunch
The danger is that social services
can end your food stamps anytime without
just cause, so please be aware because these attacks on the poor are a
is affecting 50 million, 1 in every 6 Americans.
Institute for Global Food Security
Characteristics and Influential Factors of Food Deserts
Feeding the Hungry
are defined as urban neighborhoods and rural towns without
ready access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food. Instead of supermarkets and
grocery stores, these communities may have no food access or are served only by
fast food restaurants and convenience stores that offer few healthy, affordable
food options. The lack of access contributes to a poor diet and can lead to
higher levels of obesity
and other diet-related diseases, such as diabetes
and heart disease.
is when food is difficult to obtain due to availability, affordability,
distance, or number of procurement points – typically operationalized as
supermarkets – in a given area, urban or rural.
Food Access Research Atlas
concerns the nature of a socially just
allocation of goods in a society. A society in which incidental
inequalities in outcome do not arise would be considered a society guided
by the principles of distributive justice. The concept includes the
available quantities of goods, the process by which goods are to be
distributed, and the resulting allocation of the goods to the members of
I'm not worried so much about the
interruptions of services
and supplies, I'm just disappointed in the missed
opportunity to educate people about food and nutrition. If you are going to help
the hungry you should give them incentives to eat healthy and at the same time
educate them about the ways they can make their situation better.
different things with two different results.
should not be
Enabling People in the Negative Sense
Assistance needs to include the necessary
Information and Knowledge
so that people can become
better prepared to face
to Grow your own Food
Another problem with Food Stamps is the
. So the price of food and your diet preference will dictate how much food you get, which
is totally wrong.
This is one idea how it should be......
Once everyone understands
what foods are needed for Optimum Health and Energy, which is based on their
personal physical and mental needs from either a physical examination, blood
testing, or just from their experience that correctly identifies what foods are
good for them. Then those common food items should be massed produced to
lower the price and also to lower the waste of time, people and resources. Those
massed produced items will be made organically and without waste, abuse or
environmental damaging practices. (Awareness of Choice)
Incentives to Eat Healthy
Farmers Market Incentive Provider
up Food BucksFair Food Network
Double Value Coupon Program
Announces up to $31 Million to Empower People to Make Healthy Eating Choices
encourage people to Learn and become more knowledgeableWhat
food types People buy using Food Stamps
Comparison of what food people buy who are not on Food Stamps
Farmers Markets Locations
The USDA also
announced $52 million in grants to support organic farming and local and
benefits are accepted at about 46 of the approximately 125 farmers’ markets in
, including locations in Bridgeport, Danbury and Seymour. Some
markets will even double the face value of SNAP benefits.
Veggies, Fruits, Herbs, Spices, Seeds, Nuts, Tea, Coffee, Cocoa, to name a
Why does our government give subsidies
to foods that are unhealthy
while giving no subsidies to food growers that
produce healthier foods? (Corruption)
Overhaul Farm Subsidies
is a governmental subsidy paid to farmers and
agribusinesses to supplement their income, manage the supply of
agricultural commodities, and influence the cost and supply of such
commodities. Examples of such commodities include: wheat, feed grains
(grain used as fodder, such as maize or corn, sorghum, barley, and oats),
cotton, milk, rice, peanuts, sugar, tobacco, oilseeds such as soybeans,
and meat products such as beef, pork, and lamb and mutton.
Absurd Farm Subsidies
Our Government incentivizes Overproduction of Junk food
Agriculture Subsidies Increase Obesity
Farm Subsidies and Obesity Connection
Should the Government Tax Unhealthy Food and Subsidize Healthy Food
Processed Food Dangers
Care and Education Provided in Grocery Stores
offers thorough food ratings, analyzes trends in food marketing and retail, and
features health advice, unique recipes, nutrition analysis, allergy alerts and
many other resources to help consumers understand their food, health, lifestyle
and shopping options.
national nonprofit organization that supports food businesses.
Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative
Coops - Buyers Clubs
is a club organized to pool members'
buying power, enabling
them to make purchases at lower prices than are generally available, or purchase
goods that might otherwise be difficult to obtain.
Subscription Business Model
is a business model where a customer must pay a subscription price to have
access to the product/service. The model was pioneered by magazines and
newspapers, but is now used by many businesses and websites.
an association of two or more
by a common interest or goal.
is being a member of a body of members of an organization or group.
Cooperative is an autonomous
association of people united voluntarily
to meet their common
economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly
owned and democratically controlled business.
Collaboration Tools and Info
is an organization that distributes food to those who have
difficulty purchasing enough food to avoid hunger.
Organic Food Co-op
is a collective community in Israel that was traditionally based on
Community ShopFarmers Coop
Northeast Organic Farming
Association of Vermont
is a cooperative where farmers pool their resources
in certain areas of activity.
National Council of Farmer
Fare and Square Non-Profit
Organic Gift Fruit
Ct. Food Alliance
From Farm to Fridge
you want it fresh and organic.Local
Organic Produce Delivery
Deliver Locally Grown
Door to Door
OrganicsFarm Fresh to You
Camps Road Farm
Fresh from Amazon
Complete meals with Pre-Portioned ingredients and
Easy to follow Recipes. Blue
Fresh City Farming
Farm fresh local + organic food delivered right to your
Ingredients. Simple Recipes. Convenient Deliveries.
Food Delivery Services
Reduce Traffic and Save Time.
is a person in India, most commonly in
Mumbai, who is part of a delivery system that collects hot food in
from the residences of workers in the
late morning, delivers the lunches to the workplace, predominantly using
bicycles and the railway trains, and returns the empty boxes to the
worker's residence that afternoon. They are also used by meal suppliers in
Mumbai, where they ferry ready, cooked meals from central kitchens to the
customers and back.
The Internet Grocer
AUL Super Store
& Gourmet Food Delivery
The Vermont Country Store
- MA, NY, CT, RI, DC, VA, MD, WI, IL.
Gourmet Grocery Online
Gourmet @ Home
AZ, CA, MD, OR, VA, WA & D.C.
Smartphones to order Food
For people to make Group Orders, take advantage of Surpluses, Sales and
Farm Stand App
Avoid Genetically Modified Ingredients Have someone shop for you
Dorothy Lane Market
Amigofoods Nationwide Latino Imports
Photos of what People Eat around the World
School Lunches in other Countries
Green Truck on the Go
The Grilled Cheese Truck
A food truck that is also a Wi-Fi hot
spot. Has a large LED computer touch screen outside the truck
that shows the menu, ingredients of food, and what farms the
food and ingredients come from. The outside computer touch
screen can also use to search for all kinds of information
because it's connected to the internet. The truck will be
powered by solar, wind and biofuel.
So the truck can also be used to help charge electronics during
power outages, and
help deliver food and water in emergencies
is a Transformed City Bus into a Mobile
Farmers Market Grocery Store on Wheels.
Food Truck Festivals
Home cooked meals
from your neighbors.
connects you to friends and neighbors making home cooked meals.
Join our community, order online, and pick your food up directly
from loving cooks near you.
Cargo Bike System (Food Bike)
Trikes and Scooters
Worlds Greenest Cafe, The Weelys Green Warrior
Meals By Mail: Which Meal Kit Delivery Service Is Right for You
Meals Ready to Eat
Prepd Pack - The Lunchbox Reimagined
Salad Vending Machine
is a machine that dispenses items such as snacks,
beverages, alcohol, cigarettes, lottery tickets to customers
automatically, after the customer inserts currency or credit into the
machine. The first modern vending machines were developed in England in
the early 19th century and dispensed postcards.
Salad Dressing Recipes
Intelligent Dispensing Solutions
Grocery Food Delivery
Coops and Group Buying
Food Stores of the Future
Grow food on
premises, Fresh grinds, Fresh squeezed, Fresh picked, Fresh prepared, Made
to order, Delivered, People bring their own bags and food containers, every
product will have time stamp, it's origin, a
QR code for complete information
and the full cost of the product from seed
to mouth. No food will go to waste.Fare
fresh healthy foods.Use your own
Food Containers for Food Shopping
The Zero Market
Zero Waste Food Market in Denver
Clean Bin Project
Reusable Grocery Bags
Klean kanteen Food Canisters
customers walk in and grab a to-go container of pre-made, healthful meals
prepared by chefs who've previously
worked in some of the finest
restaurants in LA and New York. They can heat up the meals in microwaves
at the restaurant, or take them home. And everything is priced affordably
— though the price changes, depending on the neighborhood. The goal is to
make nutritious food more available to everyone. When
customers return reusable containers they get a discount on the next meal.
are convenient, but farms
should have a regular customer base. Farms need electronic means like a
website, emails or a phone, to notify regular buyers. Farms could have a once
week delivery from farm to fridg
e. So farms should have a way for buyers to sign
up. Farms need marketing and social networking. Farms could also send their
customers a menu of this years harvest. Farms could also offer exchange work for
food programs. A farm could also be a school.
Vermont is the most locavore-friendly state in
the country that makes it easiest to eat locally grown food
2. Maine (2)
3. Oregon (4)
4. Montana (7)
6. Hawaii (8)
7. Massachusetts (5)
8. Wisconsin (6)
9. Rhode Island (9)
10. District of Columbia (18)
aims to connect food producers and food consumers in the same
geographic region, in order to develop more self-reliant and resilient
food networks; improve local economies; or to have an impact on the
health, environment, community, or society of a particular place.
of the Heifers
Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food
Ideas for Improving
On request but not on the Menu...List Calories,
Ingredients and Nutritional information for conscience eaters and for people who
are on Calorie Restrictive Diets. Some menus just have a healthy heart symbol
for low fat.
Dining Etiquette Info-Graph
Tell your patrons that you use only
Certified Sustainable Seafood.
Tell your patrons that you use foods that are produce using
Sustainable Farming Methods.
Have a section on the Menu for
Organic Locally Grown Food.
Michelin Guide is the oldest European hotel and restaurant reference guide.
The Story of HK Soya
Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle: (video of the world's first Michelin starred
dong is cooked-food stalls is a type of open-air food stall in Hong Kong.
Tell your patrons that you use no
GMO food ingredients. (Genetically
No GMO Project and get certified
is not to say that GMO is all bad, this is just saying that people have the
right to know, and also, people have the right to be part of the decisions that
may effect their lives and their health.
patrons that you use no foods from
Tell your patrons that you use foods from farms that treat
Farm Workers with respect.
Tell your patrons that you use foods that use
Fair Trade Practices.
Have a Food
Donation Program: Restaurants throw out roughly 1.5 million tons of perfectly
Food Waste Minimizing System
Eat Slow and take some food home.
Make sure take out orders are in a recyclable biodegradable
boxes, or even better, encourage patrons to bring
Reusable Containers to bring food home, just like when you
bring your own grocery bag to the
BYOB (Bring Your
Bring Your Own
How One Chicago Restaurant
Went Totally Trash-Free (youtube)
Sandwich Me In Chicago
Without the Trash and the Waste.
Reusable Food to Go Containers
Eco Take Outs
Reusable Takeout Containers
Eliminate Food Takeout Containers Reduce Waste
Open a Restaurant
Night Kachka How a Restaurant Operates
is a Danish chef and co-owner of the two-Michelin
star restaurant Noma in the Christianshavn neighborhood of Copenhagen, Denmark.
His restaurant was voted the best restaurant in the world in 2010 San Pellegrino
Awards, 2011, 2012 and 2014. Redzepi is noted for his work for the reinvention
and refinement of a new Nordic cuisine and food that is characterized by
inventiveness and clean flavours.
Restaurants are mostly unhealthy
because they are more interested in money instead of peoples health, which is
just another example why money education is important,
and why our corrupted system needs to be fixed and improved, because this
ignorance is killing us.