31 Oct '11, 3pm

Food insecurity rose from 10.1% to 14.7% between 1999 & 2009. @GOOD #infographic explains this troubling trend

Food insecurity rose from 10.1% to 14.7% between 1999 & 2009. @GOOD #infographic explains this troubling trend

Food insecurity rose from 10.1% to 14.7% between 1999 and 2009. This means that the number of households that had trouble getting enough food for the family rose by 4.6%. While that took a slight dip to 14.5% in 2010, it is still far too high. So who is going hungry, and where? An infographic from GOOD spills the details. © GOOD The reasons behind food insecurity include worry that food would run out, having to skip meals or eat less that one should, going hungry and losing weight, and eating unbalanced meals, among others. Food insecurity has many causes -- poverty and distribution of food are two of them. Other causes that we cover routinely on TreeHugger include the lack of access to diverse and locally grown crops and the sheer amount of food wasted every year for no good reason. In fact, the impact of food waste in the US equates to 1/4 of all freshwater consumption a...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/10/food-insecurity-r...

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