Thursday, September 25, 2014

Hungry Americans.

One in six Americans, compared to one in twenty Europeans, go hungry now, everyday. Thats about 48 million children, women and men who can't afford to feed themselves properly. A fivefold increase since the 1990s. In the 1980s the US had a couple of hundred privately run emergency food programs, now there are 50,000.

The hungry are unemployed or in receipt of third world wages. Generally they haven't got access to cheap nutritious food or the knowledge of how to use it. They eat, when they can, junk food. The junk food is just that. Dosed up with additives, sugars, salts and saturated fats it is directly responsible for an obesity epidemic amongst the hungry poor.

It seems incredible that this is tolerated by the planet's richest and greatest food exporting nation. Someone needs to mount class actions against the US government for allowing this horror and against the health crippling food industries that profit from it.