Monday, November 16, 2009


USDA: Number of Americans going hungry increases.

This report is just so much baloney.

First -
More than one in seven American households struggled to put enough food on the table in 2008, the highest number since the U.S. Department of Agriculture began tracking food security levels in 1995.
"Struggling" to put "enough" food on the table is NOT the same as truly going hungry.

Second -
That's 14.6 percent of U.S. households, or about 49 million people. The numbers are a significant increase from 2007, when 11.1 percent of U.S. households suffered from what USDA classifies as "food insecurity" — not having enough food for an active, healthy lifestyle.
(Emphasis mine)

Just who determines what an "active, healthy lifestyle" is and why not eating exactly according to the USDA guidelines - guidelines that are constantly changing I might add - makes you have "food insecurity".

This is the kind of junk science that makes me gag.

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