Monday, November 16, 2009
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.
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." Read More