Will President Biden achieve something no other president has: an end to food insecurity?
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The United States has a robust food supply chain and a social safety net in place that could, if fully utilized, nearly eliminate hunger within its borders.
U.S. reliance on food assistance is rising during the coronavirus pandemic as more people grapple with economic hardship.
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A food policy researcher helps make sense of the lexicon of US food policy terms, and explains how they relate to racial justice.
Migrant agricultural workers kept out of the US by tough immigration laws are now being replaced by prison labor.
Since Reconstruction, states have leased prisoners to US industries. That diminished in the 20th century, but now it’s resurging, with prisoners leased to harvest food for American consumers.
More of these for personal and planetary health.
Environmental sustainability will not figure into this year’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans, but the process helped build evidence – and consumer support – for inclusion in future DGAs.
Any more cheese with that?
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released a report on the role of pizza in American diets. Researcher Donna Rhodes and colleagues in USDA’s agricultural research department found that an…