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Amber Heckelman, a doctoral student studying environmental science at WSUV Wednesday October 23, 2013.  Heckelman has won the 2013-14 Bullitt Foundation Environmental Fellowship worth $100,000 for her research on alleviating suffering of Filipino peasants by restoring food sovereignty and security. Heckelman, whose mother grew up in the Philippines, visited the Philippines as part of an educational program in 2007. On her journey, she saw extreme poverty, suffering, houses built on landfills, where displaced people--including landless farmers--scavenged for food in the garbage dump.(Natalie Behring/for the Columbian)
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