Friday, November 17, 2006

The hunger very low food security in America

posted by The Vidiot @ 6:27 PM Permalink

Some Americans Lack Food, but USDA Won't Call Them Hungry

The U.S. government has vowed that Americans will never be hungry again. But they may experience "very low food security."

Every year, the Agriculture Department issues a report that measures Americans' access to food, and it has consistently used the word "hunger" to describe those who can least afford to put food on the table. But not this year.
The USDA said that 12 percent of Americans -- 35 million people -- could not put food on the table at least part of last year. Eleven million of them reported going hungry at times. Beginning this year, the USDA has determined "very low food security" to be a more scientifically palatable description for that group.
The number of hungriest Americans has risen over the past five years. Last year, the total share of food-insecure households stood at 11 percent.
Gee, I wonder what happened 5 years ago? [/snark]

Snark aside, this isn't funny. I've been hungry, and all I had to do was put food in myself, not on my family.

What the hell is wrong with Bush that he can ask for $127 Billion more for Iraq, but all he can do about Americans going hungry is redefine the term!? [/rhetorical question]


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