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Food insecurity news and analysis from The Nation
June 22, 2016
How Severe Is Venezuela’s Crisis?
It’s deep but not cataclysmic, and mainstream US media have consistently exaggerated the extent of it.
March 9, 2016
Congress Is About to Take Food Away From the Poorest People in America
Between 500,000 and 1 million people nationwide, most of them living in extreme poverty, will soon lose their SNAP benefits.
November 23, 2015
Thanksgiving Is Almost Here, and Over a Million New Yorkers Might Go Hungry
The latest statistics on hunger in the city tells the proverbial Tale of Two Cities as a Tale of Two Pantries.
July 20, 2015
Can Living With Long-Term Drought Cause Trauma?
While climate scientists warn about the dangers droughts pose to the natural world, Dr. Irwin Redlener worries about its effects on minds and bodies.
February 18, 2015
Why Do Americans Feel Entitled to Tell Poor People What to Eat?
We don’t tell students with subsidized loans what to major in, but we like to tell people on food stamps what they should buy.
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February 17, 2015
Is Welfare Reform Causing Earlier Deaths?
We’ve reformed the social safety net at the cost of human lives.
September 11, 2014
The Central African Republic’s Forgotten Crisis
Though it scarcely makes headlines, the Central African Republic’s vicious civil war has created a sickening humanitarian crisis.
Foreign Policy In Focus
August 22, 2014
620,000 Military Families Rely on Food Pantries to Meet Basic Needs
The stunning figure represents roughly a quarter of households of military members on active duty, the Reserves or the National Guard.