Friday, September 08, 2017

Full Plate Nation

America is less hungry now:
The USDA report says much of the drop is attributed to a decreasing unemployment rate and less inflation of food prices, meaning people can afford to buy more food.

“Food insecurity increased substantially with the recession,” Alisha Coleman-Jensen, the report’s lead author, told Bloomberg. “Along with falling unemployment, low levels of food inflation have also eased hunger in the U.S., she said. ‘We’re continuing the downward trend.'”

U.S. unemployment hit 4.4 percent in August, a 0.5 percent decrease from 2016. In May, the Department of Labor said that unemployment numbers fell to a 28-year low just months after President Donald Trump took office.
Prosperity breeds a full stomach...

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