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I fully understand that food security concerns are much more serious and unfortunately more generalized in many developing regions, in some regions of Africa for example, compare to in more developed countries, OECD or the United States for example, on a collective basis. And yes, a great emphasis should be directed toward the collective problems of these developing regions.

But on an individual basis, food security is also sadly very present in places like the USA. I would recommend you to visit the website of the Food and Nutrition Service www.fns.usda.gov , for a presentation of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, that helps low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health.

In the actual economic context, over 35 million people use this help each month. In the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009, more than $ 65 billion have been put aside to help fund that important program. 35 million people that need help, even in a rich country, are worth being considered.

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Comment by John D. Boyden on March 17, 2010 at 2:36am
Good job!
Comment by Ayala Sherbow on March 17, 2010 at 3:08am
thanks for this. i've read a couple of posts claiming that their US community has no food security problems at all. which i know is not true.
Comment by Nick Heyming on March 17, 2010 at 3:29am
Yeah, I think there are so many issues with industrial food production its almost impossible to know where to start. The famines in the rest of the world are in a large part due to shortsightedness on the part of the founders of the 'Green Revolution'...
Comment by Dean Shankle on March 17, 2010 at 3:45am
Certainly way too many children go to bed hungry in every country in the world. Food security is not just about structural problems but also problems of distribution and education. My LEARN2 blog has a short video that addresses some of these issues.
Comment by Danijela Scepanovic on March 17, 2010 at 12:34pm
After watching the global Hunger Map I didn’t think about people in rich countries. Thanks for sharing this info. It makes the problem of food safety more complex then I thought.
Comment by Shakwei Mbindyo on March 17, 2010 at 12:42pm
Clearly shows that there are no "general people" so we cannot generalize. +1 Knowlege Share
Comment by ninmah on March 17, 2010 at 4:35pm
Thanks for the information, Sylvain. It's too easy sometimes to look around and assume that everything nearby is represented by what you see, when really much of it is hidden.
Comment by Gilda Lorena Arias on March 17, 2010 at 4:55pm
Great Job!! + Local Insight


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