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The Reference Shelf: Food Insecurity & Hunger in the United States

Table of Contents

Feeding the Masses



1 Poverty, Unemployment, and Underemployment



The Economic Dimension of America’s Food Problems



Food Insecurity in the U.S. by the Numbers



U.S. Is a Land of Plenty, So Why Do Millions of Americans Still Go Hungry?



America’s Dirty Little Secret: 42 Million People Are Suffering from Hunger



World Hunger Is Still Not Going Down After Three Years and Obesity Is Still Growing



2 Supplementing Nutrition



Supplementing Food for Families and Children



Trump Fights in Court to Block Pandemic Food Aid for Lowest-Income Americans



Making SNAP Healthier with Food Incentives and Disincentives Could Improve Health and Save Costs



Why Are More Schools Going After Families for Lunch Debt?



Debt Collectors Over Kids’ School Lunch Bills? It’s Real



Schools Are Shaming Kids Who Can’t Afford Lunch, but There Are Ways to Stop It



3 Finding Food



Food Deserts and the Search for Nutrition



Everything You Need to Know About Food Deserts



Eliminating Food Deserts Won’t Help Poorer Americans Eat Healthier



The Fight to Eliminate Food Deserts in St. Louis



It’s Not the Food Deserts: It’s the Inequality



The COVID-19 Crisis Has Already Left Too Many Children Hungry in America



A Crisis Within a Crisis: Food Insecurity and COVID-19



Study: 29 Million American Adults Don’t Have Enough to Eat—Nearly a Threefold Increase from Two Years



Covid-19 Pandemic Is the First Time 40% of Americans Have Experienced Food Insecurity



4 The World’s Problem



Global Factors Contributing to Hunger



Climate Change and Global Hunger



World Hunger Has Risen for Three Straight Years, and Climate Change Is a Cause



Trump’s Trade Wars Have Made Bad Agriculture Policies Worse



Food Banks Win in a Trump Trade War



Tackling Hunger at Home and Abroad Because Our Food Policy Is Our Foreign Policy



5 Finding Solutions



Efforts to Combat Hunger and Food Insecurity in the United States



Why Community-Owned Grocery Stores Like Co-Ops Are the Best Recipe for Revitalizing Food Deserts



Neglected Crops Could Be Global Solution for Food Insecurity



The Solution to Food Insecurity Is Food Sovereignty



GMOs Are an Ally in a Changing Climate



Urban Farming Is the Future of Agriculture



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