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USDA: Hunger Threatens 1 in 7 Americans

The number of Americans struggling to put food on the table remains stuck at historic highs, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). One in seven U.S. households — 14.3 percent — was food insecure last year. That figure is unchanged from 2012 and down just four-tenths of one percentage point since the recession ended in 2009. “It is the highest food insecurity rate that we’ve seen,” said report co-author Alisha Coleman-Jensen. “And it’s been...

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