Farm sector exports and profits are down sharply as escalating tariffs choke off international trade. Yet one group is benefitting from the tariff wars: over 40 million food insecure Americans who struggle to buy groceries.
“Hunger is an issue affecting too many Californians,” according to a resolution passed this week by the state Senate. Citrus Stride Day addresses this challenge by donating to food banks 1,000 pounds of citrus for every lawmaker who participates in the one-mile walk around the capitol.
Agricultural productivity growth in low-income countries is falling further behind the increase needed to feed their growing populations, and the output of rich nations is insufficient as well, according to the Global Harvest Initiative’s annual GAP report.
October 16 is World Food Day, a time to promote worldwide awareness and action on behalf of those who suffer from hunger – and acknowledge the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all.
Food insecurity in the United States fell last year from 12.3 percent to 11.8 percent of U.S. households, the sixth straight year of declines following the 2007 recession, USDA's Economic Research Service reported today.
DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 16, 2017 – Five former U.S. agriculture secretaries gathered to discuss a wide range of hunger-related issues today during the Iowa Hunger Summit, part of the World Food Prize events here this week.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2017 - Millions of children are still going hungry or are not eating properly in the U.S., but the overall number of people suffering what USDA calls food insecurity continues to creep lower, according to a report released today by the department’s Economic Research Service.