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Food Security

An estimated 820 million-plus people are experiencing hunger. Around 2 billion, or 26 percent of the global population, are facing moderate to severe food insecurity. Those are the grim stats from a UN organization report. […] Read More

Ten nations face a high risk of food insecurity during the spring, a U.N. report found. Six of these nations are in Africa. […] Read More

For the third year in a row, global hunger rose again in 2017, increasing by 17 million to a total of 821 million people, a U.N. report says. Conflict and climate change are the two main drivers. […] Read More

U.S. food insecurity may have declined again in 2017, but millions of households still remain food insecure, a government report says, with 15 million food-insecure households. […] Read More

The number of people experiencing hunger rose for the first time in a decade, according to the United Nations annual report, “The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World.” Last year, 815 million people experienced hunger globally – an increase of 38 million from 2015, though still below a high of 900 million […] Read More

Food insecurity in the U.S. declined for the fifth straight year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) annual report released last week. Even so, more than 15 million households were food insecure in 2016. According to USDA definitions, “food-secure households have consistent access throughout the year to adequate food for active healthy living […] Read More

Johnny Cash once lamented in song, “You’re so heavenly minded you’re no earthly good.” Cash’s criticism may be on the mark for a few of the thousands of faith communities in our country. The vast majority of congregations, however, do a remarkable amount of good for the communities in which they reside precisely because they […] Read More

The Department of Agriculture has dropped the word “hunger” from its annual report. Now 35 million Americans suffer instead from “low food security.” Such a euphemism is almost Orwellian. There are still 10.8 million who suffer from very low food security, missing at least one meal a week. Some years ago, W. Stanley Mooneyham wrote […] Read More

Mad Cow and Food Security

A few weeks before the discovery of an animal with Mad Cow disease in the United States, I participated in an educational visit to an area cattle farm. The owner spoke to us at length concerning his operation. His practice is to buy about 150 recently weaned calves at sale barns. He rotates them through […] Read More