The United States needs to address the issue of hunger for it to succeed as a nation.
On the Newsstand:Food
In a nation of turkey sandwich delinquents and Coca-Cola felons, at what point can we admit that healthier choices are no longer choices at all?
How America's multifaceted food culture affects health and the environment
At the HPR, we believe that politics, broadly construed, touches and shapes every human endeavor. And, of course, few are more basic than eating.
Though we often treat eating as a joyless obstacle, being social during meals is especially important to our college experience and the development of good relationships.
With few healthy options for reasonable prices, it is no wonder that those with low incomes find it difficult to avoid sugary foods and the risks associated, explains Beatrice Walton for the Harvard Political Review. The main issue is availability, a particular problem in Boston, which “ranks third from the bottom nationally in terms of having enough supermarkets with adequate ... Read More
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In a bold step intended to reduce poverty, the European Union will soon be providing some of the Continent’s poorest citizens with subsidized plane tickets and hotel rooms. The Toronto-based National Post reported on Monday that the European Union has declared traveling for tourism a human right, and is launching a scheme to subsidize vacations with taxpayer money for those ... Read More
This is a response to Max and Cathy, which got a little long for the comments section in the original post. Max, I agree with you that government subsidies for corn and sugar are bad. However, whereas you say that “the food industry” is “majorly dysfunctional,” I would argue that federal food policy is majorly dysfunctional. Moreover, I can agree ... Read More
Consider yourself enlightened. In The Times this week: Buried deep in the health care legislation that President Obama signed on Tuesday is a new requirement that will affect any American who walks into a McDonald’s, Starbucks or Burger King. Every big restaurant chain in the nation will now be required to put calorie information on their menus and drive-through signs. Now ... Read More