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What Does Access to Food Tell Us?

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Touch the Soil News #783 (Feature photo courtesy of the Trussell Trust) In the U.S. we have a habit of covering over and not acknowledging a problem. Take hunger for example. On the economic news front, it is all about how prosperity is returning to the nation. Economic statistics, however, are all about averages – not real circumstances. For example, if my neighbor makes $1 million a year, and three other neighbors only make $35,000 a year, the average for the four households is a robust $276,000 a year. It covers up the truth that three out of the four neighbors lived in poverty. In the small country of Wales…

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Emergency Food Preparedness – What Is the Best Approach?

Touch the Soil News #187 Have you ever been to a “Preparedness” conference? They are gaining in popularity and long-term food storage is always a primary theme. One of the hotspots for food storage is the state of Utah. Over 20 food storage companies operate in the state to offer things like one-year food storage kits for family members. One year family food storage packs – which tout to be as good 25 years from now as today – can range in price from $7,000 to $8,000. Depending upon quality and variety, one-year food storage packs for one person can range from $1,200 to $2,500. A few years ago, while…

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