Pandemic Pushes 320M More into Food Insecurity

Pandemic Pushes 320M More into Food Insecurity

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought an estimated 320 million more people into a situation of food insecurity, according to the United Nations’ annual report, The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, published July 12. Food security is defined in the report...
Climate Change Mitigation Vital to End Global Hunger

Climate Change Mitigation Vital to End Global Hunger

Climate change is threatening three decades of progress in curbing global hunger, according to a report published Jan. 20 by Bread for the World. Global hunger has been reduced by half during the last 30 years, but that trend could reverse in the coming decades, the...
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,...