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Food Insecurity

When Urban Planning Fails, Guerrilla Gardening Is the Only Solution

Food Politic | Posted 09.25.2013 | Green
Food Politic

Despite perhaps best intentions, urban planners in major cities have failed to deliver communities with easy and reliable access to food. Case in point -- Ron Finley and guerrilla gardening.

No Single Bullet

Guy Viner | Posted 09.11.2013 | Impact
Guy Viner

"Not enough business people even know that there's a business opportunity servicing the poor," he says, adding that bottom of the pyramid solutions to food insecurity are the "hottest space" in entrepreneurship.

The Electric Strawberry: Food Bank Partners With NOVI Energy to Produce Electricity From Food Waste

Kenneth Estelle | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Kenneth Estelle

A food bank's job is to save surplus food so it can be enjoyed by hungry families. But what happens to the food we can't save, the food that goes bad before it can be distributed?

Danielle Schlanger

School's Out -- Food's Out, Too? | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 07.01.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The nation's capital may be a boom town, but a shocking number of children around the city still struggle to find food, especially in th...

Why the Failure of the Farm Bill Was Good for Low-Income Families

Elizabeth Lower-Basch | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Lower-Basch

The Southerland amendment would have incentivized states to deny SNAP benefits to needy individuals and families by allowing the states to keep half the savings resulting from decreased SNAP payments, even though the federal government pays the full cost of SNAP benefits.

Time For 'Skip Lunch Feed A Bunch'

Posted 06.20.2013 | DC

By Kristen Farnam Street Sense It is Tuesday afternoon, about one o’clock, and you are headed for the closest sandwich shop, prepared to grab a ...

South Florida's Child Hunger Rate Is Horrifying

Posted 07.19.2013 | Miami

South Florida may be filled with massive waterfront mansions, flashy nightclubs, and luxury shopping, but nearly a million residents are struggling to...

Revisiting SNAP Rolls and the Economy

Jared Bernstein | Posted 08.18.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Contrary to conservative claims that the food stamp, or SNAP, program has run amok, participation is high for a reason: there are still a lot of folks struggling to provide their families with adequate nutrition.

While We Talk Reform, U.S. Food Assistance Is Under Attack

Katie Lee | Posted 08.14.2013 | Impact
Katie Lee

This year's federal budget and appropriations season has generated a lot of buzz and media around reforming U.S. food assistance programs. But while some of us have been talking about improving aid delivery, others have proposed alarming cuts to food assistance programs altogether.

When Elected Officials Assault the Poor It Damages Our Nation

Eva M. Clayton | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Eva M. Clayton

The American consumer-driven economy relies on having the largest possible population of consumers. Unfortunately, too many Americans who struggle to meet their basic necessities.

Food Insecurity, Food Security

Christina Weiss Lurie | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact
Christina Weiss Lurie

Veterinarians, business leaders, public decision-makers, public health officials, and city planners need to take a stand and find new ways for America to move towards food security.

This 1 Chart Should Shame The U.S. Into Solving Its Hunger Crisis

Posted 05.28.2013 | Business

Only in America. The U.S. is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, and yet nearly one-quarter of the nation’s residents recently said th...

WATCH: The Face Of America's Senior Poverty Crisis

Posted 05.24.2013 | Fifty

A new finding discovered that senior poverty affects more seniors than previously believed: one in seven seniors live in poverty as opposed to the Cen...

Arthur Delaney

Shrinking Deficit Doesn't Deter Republicans From Cutting Food Stamps | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans are seeking deeper cuts to nutrition programs this year even as the federal budget deficit is shrinking faster...

Tax Credit to Benefit Hungry Kentuckians

Tamara Sandberg | Posted 07.10.2013 | Impact
Tamara Sandberg

The enactment of this tax credit bill is a win for farmers who donate to food banks, it's a win for our neighbors who struggle to put food on the table, and it's a win for the Commonwealth in terms of reduced long-term costs associated with a healthy, well-fed population.

Foodies With Worries

Liz Neumark | Posted 06.26.2013 | Green
Liz Neumark

How safe is our food? How does the FDA monitor domestic food products (as well as what comes into the U.S. food system from other countries?)

Eating at The Ritz, on $1.50 a Day

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Morra Aarons-Mele

The extreme inequality of wealth and poverty in the world are rarely as stark as when it comes to one of our most basic needs: food. Could you live on just $1.50 per day? For the 1.4 billion people who live in the most extreme poverty this is reality.

Don't Judge a Fruit by Its Color: Produce Standards and Food Waste in America

Food Politic | Posted 06.18.2013 | Green
Food Politic

It's no secret that we're a wasteful nation. According to Dana Gunders, in her paper for the National Resources Defense Council, 40 percent of food produced in America is thrown away.

15 percent of Americans Receive Food Stamps

Evelyn J. Kim | Posted 06.08.2013 | Taste
Evelyn J. Kim

While war is an obvious condition for food insecurity, what we have now in the U.S. seems unfathomable. For many children, parents and so many others, hunger is an ever-present reality.

Let's Ask Marion Nestle: Who's Got The Power to End Hunger in America?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 06.08.2013 | Impact
Kerry Trueman

I check in with food politics pioneer and NYU nutrition professor Dr. Marion Nestle, whose most recent book is Why Calories Count, with Malden Nesheim.

Americans Don't Know How Bad U.S. Hunger Problem Is, Research Shows | Posted 03.15.2013 | Impact

Here’s something not to bring up while mooching free grub as a dinner guest. In the United States -- right now -- 50 million people are unsure wh...

Parents Unite Against Hunger

Tracey Stewart | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Tracey Stewart

The film shows that hunger, for children and people as a whole, is a problem that America has solved in the past and can solve again if average Americans demand it. A Place at the Table shows us that it's easier than we think.

WATCH: Tom Colicchio Discusses New Film On U.S. Hunger Problem

Posted 02.26.2013 | Impact

Fifty million people in the U.S. -- one in four American children -- don't know where their next meal will come from. The film, "A Place At The Table,...

Movie Review: A Place at the Table

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.27.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A Place At the Table, with talking heads ranging from Jeff Bridges to Tom Colicchio, all of them articulate and impassioned, is a film that should make you furious.

WATCH: Are Foods Like Scrapple A Cure For America's Food Insecurity Problem?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 02.12.2013 | Black Voices

On the spectrum of bizarre foods that the Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern has sampled in the more than 100 episodes of his show, scrapple isn't very b...