Hunger in the News: This Week’s Must-Read Articles | August 9, 2019August 9, 2019 | 10:21 am |
A weekly round-up of the stories that caught our eye this week, with an emphasis on hunger, food waste, and poverty in the United States.
“The world’s land and water resources are being exploited at ‘unprecedented rates,’ a new United Nations report warns, which combined with climate change is putting dire pressure on the ability of humanity to feed itself.” (The New York Times)
Under the Trump Administration’s proposed overhaul to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more than 500,000 children would no longer be automatically eligible for free school meals. (NBC News)
Last week, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-Washington) introduced The Food Date Labeling Act, a bill that would, “establish a uniform national date labeling system on food products.” (The New Food Economy)
A study found that more than half the people in Cleveland who are living in poverty are working and many have had to choose between food and other necessities in the past year. (News 5 Cleveland)
St. Louis is one of the most segregated cities in the United States, and African Americans living in the metro area are 3.23 times more likely than whites to live in poverty. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)