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These Images Show How Inflation Has Made Basic, Everyday Products In Venezuela Ridiculously Expensive

The Venezuelan government calls the country’s minimum wage of Bs 4,252 per month the highest in the region. This converts to $675 per month, using the official exchange rate. But the black market rate — the real price you’ll pay — is Bs 100 to $1. Read More at Business Insider

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46,496,145: Food Stamp Recipients Can Fill Yankee Stadium 925 Times

  In June 2014, there were 46,496,145 recipients of the food stamp program, which is enough to fill the Yankee Stadium 925 times, according to data fromthe Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Yankee Stadium is equipped to hold 50,291 persons, meaning that the 46,496,145 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients in June 2014 could fill…

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MAPS: The Obesity Epidemic Has Only Just Begun

Adult obesity rates remained high overall, increased in six states (Alaska, Delaware, Idaho, New Jersey, Tennessee and Wyoming) in the past year, and did not decrease in any. According to a new report, despite the plunge in McDonalds’ Sales, rates of obesity now exceed 35% for the first time in two states, are at or…

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Here’s The Burger-Flipping Robot That Could Put Fast-Food Workers Out Of A Job

A company called Momentum Machines has built a robot that could radically change the fast-food industry and have some line cooks looking for new jobs. The company’s robot can “slice toppings like tomatoes and pickles immediately before it places the slice onto your burger, giving you the freshest burger possible.” The robot is “more consistent, more sanitary,…

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China Halts U.S. Grain Imports Due to GMO Concerns, Impacting U.S. Grain Sector

China has somewhat of a history when it comes to refusing GMOs from the United States. Now, due to fears that genetically modified grains will find their way in, China recently put the brakes on some U.S. grain imports, imports that amount to hundreds of thousands of tons per month. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, the move by…

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Monsanto Ordered to Pay $93 Million to Small Town for Poisoning Citizens

Big wins can happen in small places. The West Virginia State Supreme Court finalized a big blow to the biotech giant Monsanto this month, finishing a settlement causing Monsanto to pay $93 million to the tiny town of Nitro, West Virginia for poisoning citizens with Agent Orange chemicals. The settlement was approved last year, but details were…

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SHOCK REPORT: 70 MILLION PEOPLE WOULD BE STARVING IN THE STREETS WITHOUT GOVERNMENT WELFARE PROGRAMS

Amid all the talk of recovery by politicians, economic officials and big business leaders, the fundamental numbers behind all the propaganda tell a starkly different story. Home sales have dropped to record lows, more people are out of the workforce than anytime in the last 50 years, and cash-strapped consumers have run out of money…

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