Tuesday, November 20, 2007


We are used to reading statistics about world hunger, but what is not generally known is the hunger suffered by worker's children in the most advanced capitalist nation in the world.
"One of every four children in New Mexico and Texas and one of every five in a dozen other states, live in households that struggle to provide enough food at some point during the year, a report released Thursday says. The report is the first to give a state-by-state look at child hunger based on annual Census Bureau data, says Ross Frazer, spokesman for America's Second Harvest, the nation's largest hunger-relief group, which released the study. It analyzes data from 2003 to 2005, giving a three-year average. (USA Today, 15 November) RD

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