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Are Food and Economic Urgencies Unappreciated?

Touch the Soil News #1620 (Feature Photo – Rummaging Through Trash – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 International, RezviMasood)

Researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health found that poverty and related low levels of education and social support may be one of the largest causes of death in the U.S.  On the global front, the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) reports that as of year-end 2019, 135 million people faced acute food insecurity resulting in stunting over 75 million children.

Loss of jobs, decline in global economics and emerging compromises of the food chain are casting a fear that could eclipse virus fears.

The outcome of this global food insecurity could well be significant increases in urban food gardening and thinking outside the grocery-store box. You can read the Columbia report here:

https://www.mailman.columbia.edu/public-health-now/news/how-many-us-deaths-are-caused-poverty-lack-education-and-other-social-factors

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