Food Insecurity Impacts on the U.S. Poor as the World Warms
28 Natural Resource & Environment 1 (Fall 2013)
4 Pages Posted: 8 Jul 2014
Date Written: October 1, 2013
Despite the looming food crisis in the world, the impact of this crisis on vulnerable populations in the United States has not been given the attention due. Just as other aspects of the climate change crisis are important to study, so too is food access by the poor and other vulnerable groups in the warming world. Only then can we protect them, who are already too numerous in the richest nation in the world. Governments must plan now to ensure that we properly allocate funds to protect food nutrition programs and prepare other adaptation strategies to meet the enormous challenge of feeding our large population adequately and consistently.
Keywords: food insecurity, poverty, SNAP, climate change, food price, food price volatility
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