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Monday, November 16, 2009

Poverty in America

Hunger in U.S. at a 14-Year High
By BRIAN KNOWLTON

The number of Americans who lacked access to sufficient food shot up to its highest point since the government began surveying, the Agriculture Department reported.



The Future Church with John L. Allen Jr.
 

Calling hunger "the most cruel and concrete sign of poverty," Pope Benedict XVI today told a special summit of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization that "opulence and waste are no longer acceptable when the tragedy of hunger is assuming ever greater proportions."
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