Hunger in the News: Trump and poverty, papal envoy, minimum wage, and SDGs

Hunger in the News

Why Poverty May Be More Relevant Than Race For Childhood Obesity,” by Vanessa Rancano, NPR. “As researchers have searched for ways to explain the childhood obesity epidemic in the U.S., many have posited that a child’s race or ethnicity alone can put them at greater risk of becoming overweight or obese.”

How Donald Trump is forcing Republicans to rethink poverty,” by Gail Russell Chaddock, Yahoo! News. “Well before Donald Trump ever became a political phenomenon, Rep. Paul Ryan told his fellow Republicans that poverty should be a Republican issue.”

Papal envoy opens eucharistic congress by declaring war on poverty,” by Simone Orendain, Catholic News Service. “The 51st International Eucharistic Congress kicked off with Pope Francis’ representative, Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon, Myanmar, declaring war on poverty.”

We Must Deal With LGBT Poverty,” by Adam Heintz, (Commentary) The Advocate. “Advocacy organizations need to address the troubling disadvantages faced by low-income individuals.”

Watch a Woman Tell Bernie Sanders Her Tearful Story of Living in Poverty,” by Daniel White, Time. “A woman gave an emotional account of trying to get by on minimum wage to a crowd at a Bernie Sanders event in Iowa on Monday.”

CAR: Half of the population faces hunger,” by Radina Gigova, CNN. “Nearly half of the population of the Central African Republic is facing hunger, the United Nations warned after completing an emergency food security assessment.”

Fresno City College Fights Student Hunger,” by Jessica Peres, KFSN-TV. “Fresno City College is trying to combat student hunger with hopes it will spur student success.”

Extreme poverty: Can it become a thing of the past?,” by Mike Wooldridge, BBC News. “Amid the fanfare of the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals at the UN, the leaders pledged that by 2030 nobody anywhere in the world would live in extreme poverty – currently measured as living on less than $1.25 (88p) a day.”

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