If America Is So Rich, Why Are 40 Million People Hungry?

The U.S. is the only country in the world to top the global lists for both obesity and hunger. And most startlingly, it’s often the same groups of people experiencing both. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 88.2 percent of American households — more than 40 million people — experienced food insecurity in 2017, with another 4.5 percent of households classified as having…

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Amy Roost

Amy Roost

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