Hunger and Food Insecurity in the United StatesIf you look very closely, you'll see that the most remarkable thing about hunger in the United States is that no one is actually hungry.
One of the most disturbing and extraordinary aspects of life in this very wealthy country is the persistence of hunger. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported that in 2005:
* 35.1 million people lived in households considered to be food insecure.
* Of those 35.1 million, 22.7 million are adults (10.4 percent of all adults) and 12.4 million are children (16.9 percent of all children).
* The number of people in the worst-off households (previously called “food insecure with hunger” and now called “very low food security” households) rose in 2005, from 10.7 to 10.8 million.
14 June 2007
Today's meme is completely contrived crises. For the American entrant, I nominate (and it's a doozy) the problem of hunger in the United States:
Posted by David at 12:29 PM