Why does the wealthiest country in the world still experience vast levels of hunger?

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Subjects in this documentary include:

  • The link between hunger and obesity in America
  • Processed foods
  • Psychological/mental effects of hunger
  • Farm subsidies
  • The USDA
  • Food deserts
  • The Child Nutrition Act
  • Special Interest Lobbying
  • Diabetes

Approximately 23.5 million Americans live in food deserts and 75% of food deserts are urban.

“Charity is great thing, but its not the way to end hunger. We don’t fund our defense department on charity… we shouldn’t see that our kids are heathy through charity either. In the richest country in the world, we should take care of our kids.”

A Place at the Table (2012) Documentary | 84min | 1 March 2013 (USA) 6.8
Director: Kristi Jacobson, Lori SilverbushStars: Jeff Bridges, Tom Colicchio, Ken CookSummary: A documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem.

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