Going Hungry In The USA

"All the Conditions Are Assembled for a New Food Crisis"

Herve Kempf and Clement Lacombe, Le Monde (Translation: Leslie Thatcher): "Hunger, still and always. And at levels never touched before: Under the impact of the economic crisis, the threshold of a billion people suffering from malnutrition was crossed in 2009. A situation to which the Global Summit on Food Security, taking place in Rome from Monday, November 16, to Wednesday, November 18, under the aegis of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), will - once again - attempt to bring elements of a response. United Nations Rapporteur for Food Rights since 2008, Belgian Olivier de Schutter, is alarmed by the situation."


Nearly One in Six Citizens Went Hungry in 2008

Jim Lobe, Inter Press Service: "As the World Food Security Summit got under way in Rome Monday, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) disclosed that nearly one in six US households went hungry at some time during 2008, the highest level since it began monitoring food security levels in 1995."



US Hunger Reaches A 14-Year High


By Joan Firstenberg

More Americans are going hungrier than they have in the past 14 years. The actual figure of those living in households without ...



Over 1.2 billion people suffering from hunger

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has declared that over 1.2 billion people across the globe are starving.


Sixteen Deaths Per Day

Sixteen workers are killed a day in the United States because of reckless negligence on the part of their employers. Under existing laws, these employers get a slap on the wrist, or walk away scot-free. Meanwhile, workers who blow the whistle face threats and retaliation at the workplace.


Protest targets Goldman's billions

A crowd of protesters have gathered outside the Washington DC headquarters of banking giant Goldman Sachs. The protesters were angry at the more than $20bn in bonuses paid to Goldman Sachs executives.


Going Hungry In The USA

America's Economic Pain Brings Hunger Pangs

By Amy Goldstein

The nation's economic crisis has catapulted the number of Americans who lack enough food to the highest level since the government has been keeping track, according to a new federal report, which shows that nearly 50 million people -- including almost one child in four -- struggled last year to get enough to eat.


Hungry America: food insecurity, state by state

A new report from the US Department of Agriculture highlights the millions of Americans suffering from food insecurity. Find out how they compare from state to state.


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