U.S. Ranks 23rd Out of 30 Developed Countries for Inequality
– The Atlantic
The United States is one of the richest countries in the world. It is also one of the most unequal. As a report released today shows, the U.S. ranks 23 out of 30 developed nations in a measure known as the “inclusive development index,” which factors in data on income, health, poverty, and sustainability.
7 States Will Test Online Shopping for Food Stamp Users
The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to launch a two-year pilot program this summer with seven retailers to allow food stamp recipients the ability to purchase their groceries online.
Research Zeroing in On Fresno, Shows $15 California Minimum Wage Has Big Impact on Pay, None on Jobs
– Berkeley News
Economists at the University of California, Berkeley have measured the likely pay and job impacts of California’s scheduled statewide $15 minimum wage increase by 2023.
The Rise of Pesticide Giants and Other Food Stories to Watch Next Year
– Mother Jones
The left-leaning Mother Jones outlines the most important food-related issues to watch in 2017.