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2012-04-27 02:27:09

Rising Food Prices and High Unemployment Undermine the Food Security of Those in Need CHICAGO, April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, today released "Map the Meal Gap 2012," which provides estimates of food insecurity at the county and congressional district level. Food insecurity is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's measure of lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for all...

2011-10-05 19:17:58

Social and economic cost of hunger and food insecurity in US in 2010 was $167.5 billion The Great Recession and the currently tepid economic recovery swelled the ranks of American households confronting hunger and food insecurity by 30 percent. In 2010 48.8 million Americans lived in food insecure households, meaning they were hungry or faced food insecurity at some point during the year. That's 12 million more people than faced hunger in 2007, before the recession, and represents 16.1...

2011-09-09 13:15:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report issued this week by The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) found alarming rates of food insecurity among minorities. In the general population, 1 in 6 Americans, 49 million, are currently living in households that are identified as food insecure, but the rates are much higher for Latinos and African Americans. "The new USDA findings are disturbing. It is very upsetting that so many Americans struggle on a daily...

2011-05-04 14:37:12

A mountain of waste that grows by a million tons every three years from the sewage plants of Australia's major cities and towns is the target of an unusual mining venture. Scientists in the CRC for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE) are working on ways to turn one of the nation's major urban organic wastes into a safe source of fertility for the continent's depleted soils. In a 21st century quest to turn "Ëœmanure into gold' they are using one of...

2011-03-31 14:48:24

Researchers examine programs aimed at reducing food insecurity Food security is defined by access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life, according to the World Health Organization. In the United States and Canada, the number of households considered food insecure has increased more than 50 percent over the past four years, with one in three households in the United States experiencing very low food security. Young children and households headed by...

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2010-11-24 05:35:00

School lunch programs could help reverse the negative effects of food scarcity on the academic performance of teens, according to a new study published Monday. The researchers said the government food-assistance programs could help break the cycle of poverty in which poor children go hungry, receive poor grades, don't advance to college and fail to escape their socioeconomic status, which results in their children repeating the cycle. "Food insecurity is more problematic in the long term if...

2010-11-08 13:51:40

Telemedicine may be 1 answer to the problem, according to new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior The economic recession impacts many aspects of our lives including an increase incidence of food insecurity. This can have serious consequences for those suffering from chronic illnesses like diabetes. For diseases like diabetes, in which nutrition and menu planning play a key role in treatment, food insecurity can be devastating. A study in the November/December issue of the...

2010-11-08 08:14:12

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- Maintaining a job in these tough economic times is a challenge.  Maintaining proper nutrition is even harder, according to a new study.   The recession impacts many aspects our lives including an increase of food insecurity.  This can have serious consequences for those suffering from chronic illnesses like diabetes. For diseases like diabetes, in which nutrition and menu planning play a key role in treatment, food insecurity can be devastating. Food...

2010-09-28 17:54:11

The number of people suffering from chronic hunger reached a record one billion globally in 2009, with Asia accounting for approximately two-thirds of the world's hungry. In response, the Asia Society and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have released an action plan to address food insecurity in Asia, with an emphasis on rice, the region's staple. The Task Force's report, Never an Empty Bowl: Sustaining Food Security in Asia, outlines a strategy focused on three key areas:...

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2010-09-03 06:10:00

A report said Thursday that over 49 million people in the U.S. do not have regular access to nutritious meals, putting them at risk for a raft of physical, psychological and social problems. The report published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association says that about 15 percent of households in the U.S. experienced food insecurity sometime during 2008. The report warned that the number of Americans who have trouble getting a nutritious meal is likely to rise. Over a third of...