US Food Insecurity Dropped Below 2007 Levels in 2019

US Food Insecurity Dropped Below 2007 Levels in 2019

U.S. food insecurity declined again in 2019, bringing the total below 2007 levels, according to an annual report released in early September by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Last year, 10.5% of U.S. households (13.7 million) experienced low or very low...
Report: Pandemic Expands US Inequality

Report: Pandemic Expands US Inequality

Inequality in the U.S. has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ (CBPP) report published Sept. 4. In late July, 12.1% of all U.S. families said they didn’t have enough to eat at some point in the past week....
Global Food Insecurity Could Hike by 11%

Global Food Insecurity Could Hike by 11%

Global food insecurity is expected to rise by 11% in 2020 due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report published in August. An additional 83.5 million people worldwide will face challenges in obtaining sufficient,...
Slaves, Masters Still Exist in US Today

Slaves, Masters Still Exist in US Today

Some of the everyday words we use have racist connotations. That was the focus of a July 7 article published by CNN, which asked readers to consider changing their vocabulary. I don’t disagree, except for one problem: Masters and slaves still exist. We still need the...