TFTag: trending food news 2021
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Blinken says all of Gaza facing “acute food insecurity” as US pushes Netanyahu over his war plans

Tel Aviv — The entire population of the war-torn Gaza Strip — some 2.3 million people — is now living through “severe levels of acute food insecurity,” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Tuesday. He spoke amid increasing signs that the US government is losing patience with Israel over its handling of the war with Hamas.

“According to the most respected measure of these things, 100% of the population in Gaza is at severe levels of acute food insecurity. That’s the first time an entire population has been so classified,” said Blinken during an official visit to the Philippines. “We also see — again, according to, in this case the United Nations, 100% — the totality of the population — is in need of humanitarian assistance. Compare that to Sudan; about 80% of the population there is in need of humanitarian assistance; Afghanistan, about 70%.”

Palestinian woman Umm Mesbah Heji holds her malnourished daughter Israa, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip
Palestinian woman Umm Mesbah Heji holds her malnourished daughter Israa, who is quadriplegic and epileptic, at al-Awda health center in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, March 12, 2024.

Mohammed Salem/REUTERS

Blinken announced that he would return to the Middle East this week to continue with talks aimed at securing a new cease-fire agreement. It

Food News

Calvert County Farmers Markets Return with Local Food, Products – Southern Maryland News Net

Buying local is easy with an abundance of fresh food from Calvert County’s farmers, agri-businesses and watermen. Patrons can find local produce, meat, bedding plants (vegetables and herbs) and a bounty of other offerings.

The Calvert County Farmers Market Association is seeking vendors for its Prince Frederick, Dunkirk and Lusby markets.

These are “producers only” markets; all vegetables, fruits, herbs, tree nuts, meats, flowers, plants and other products sold at the market must be grown or produced by a local farmer or vendor. Applications can be submitted throughout the farmers market season.

For those interested in being a vendor at the markets, please visit For more information on Calvert County’s agricultural communities and other updates, visit or contact the Calvert County Department of Economic Development at 410-535-4583 or [email protected].

Markets will be held on the following schedule:

  • Tuesdays in Prince Frederick at CalvertHealth Medical Center back parking lot
    (130 Hospital Road) 2:30-6:30 pm, April 30 to Nov. 26, 2024
    Farmers Market Association market
  • Thursdays in Dunkirk at the entrance of Dunkirk District Park
    (10750 Southern Maryland Blvd.) 3:30-6:30 pm, May 9 to Sept. 5, 2024
    Farmers Market Association market
  • Saturdays in Lusby at the Sneade’s Ace