In areas that have few grocery stores, the only options around may be fast food and convenience stores that only sell high-fat, high-sugar snacks. The food justice movement seeks to make sure everyone has access to healthy foods and knows what goes into making a nutritious meal.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture states that 45 percent of food stamp benefits go to children under the age of 18. In February, President Barack Obama signed a bill into law that would cut almost $9 million from the food stamp program.
According to a new study, 67 percent of all U.S. fourth graders cannot read at grade level.
The United States is ranked the wealthiest nation in the world, yet almost half of all Americans are considered to be in poverty or low-income.
The United Nations (UN) reports that more than 11 million people in the Horn of Africa need food assistance due to the region’s worst drought in 50 years.
News briefs about U.S. aid to Haiti, children in poverty in the United States and a new U.S. Supreme Court ruling on how much money corporations can spend to influence elections.
A recent survey by the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that more people in the United States have trouble buying food.
Hungry people in more than 30 countries rioted in recent months.
The reasons behind the rise in the cost of food.
Price increases in rice lead to rationing at some stores.