More US households short of food

BBC

Almost 15% of US households experienced a food shortage at some point in 2009, a government report has found.   US authorities say that figure is the highest they have seen since they began collecting data in the 1990s, and a slight increase over 2008 levels. Single mothers are among the hardest hit: About 3.5 million said they were at times unable to put sufficient food on the table.  Hispanics and African Americans also suffer disproportionately. Continue reading More US households short of food

Hunger index shows one billion without enough food

BBC By Ania Lichtarowicz Health reporter,

One billion people in the world were undernourished in 2009, according to a new report.  The 2010 Global Hunger Index shows that child malnutrition is the biggest cause of hunger worldwide, accounting for almost half of those affected.

Countries in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia were shown to have the highest levels of hunger.  The report’s authors called on nations to tackle child malnutrition in order to reduce global hunger. Continue reading Hunger index shows one billion without enough food