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by Tracey Deutsch Trump’s proposal for a “harvest box” for SNAP recipients would be a massive shift in federal food assistance.  For starters, these boxes would dramatically reduce individuals’ ability to buy food: households would receive just over half the cash of what they are entitled to.  They’d receive the remainder in the form of “shelf-stable” …
By Sharon Perrone   Last semester, I had the fortune of attending part of a two-day symposium entitled “Exploring African Agriculture Futures” co-sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change, the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance, and the UMN Extension Global Initiatives here at the University of Minnesota.  Such sponsorship meant that I was …
By Dr. Tracey Deutsch That was the question asked during an orientation at Simpson Overnight Shelter a local homeless shelter that also offers breakfasts and dinners.  I was there with my son’s religious school class on a service project. It was 5:30 am on a cold October Sunday morning—just before daylight savings kicked in. So it …
by Megan Red Shirt-Shaw and John Little When envisioning “traditional Native American food,” the conclusion for many, who may not understand that different communities celebrate different traditional staples, is frybread and the “Indian Taco.” Whether it’s Thomas Builds the Fire describing his mother ceremoniously making and ripping it apart to feed over “100 hungry Indians” in …
Nicholas Williams “My body is a record of the life I’ve lived, the relationships I’ve formed, the love I’ve been given, the lessons I’ve learned.” I stood there, looking out onto the audience, not seeing a thing. The room was quiet except for my voice, rising and falling in excitement and fear, carrying me away at …