This week, the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) published a paper by Tom Freedman and me, "Ending Child Hunger in America" for their "Memos to the Next President" series. It presents a plan to enable President Obama to achieve his announced goal of ending child hunger in America by 2015.
Michael Pollan makes a number of important points about the failures of our global food system, but continues to gloss over the harsh realities faced by tens of millions of low-income, food insecure Americans.
The Obama/Biden campaign issued a detailed (two and a half page) statement this week on how they would end child hunger in the U.S. by 2015. Given that 35.5 million Americans – including more than 12 million children – live in homes that can’t afford enough food, this is a huge issue. The McCain campaign also issued a statement on domestic hunger.
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