The Latest Food Crisis: “Food Insecurity”
Karen De Coster, Contributor
Monday, April 30, 2012
Here is a paragraph from a story in the Columbus Dispatch:
A little more than 17 percent of Franklin County residents met the government’s definition of “food insecure” in 2010, which means they didn’t always know whether they could put a decent meal on the table.
…The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the national food-insecurity rate remained relatively unchanged in 2010 at 16.1 percent — or nearly 49 million people.
The notion of food insecurity is a creation of government. ’Tis the same old story – obese Americans are “hungry,” and they need more food. The story is that children are hungry, rural people are hungry, the seniors are hungry (I thought they ate dog food?), and thus, more public assistance programs are needed. Here is a photo the organization uses to display “hungry Americans.” These people, like a majority of the poster children for “hunger,” are fat and undernourished on processed foods and fast foods that are scarcely fit for human consumption.
Government is always in the business of creating and exacerbating crisis, and so governments partner with phony charity fronts and corporate state powers to distort the facts with sham statistics and spread the fear mongering. These food insecurity stats are being used to show how people need additional food subsidies to “nudge” them out of that category. This article is based on a report released by an organization, Feeding America, which sounded might suspicious and very quasi-governmental. I wondered who the sponsors or partners of this organization would be, and it took me a whole sixty seconds to turn up all of the usual suspects: ConAgra Foods, Kellogg’s, Kraft Foods, Nestle’s, PepsiCo, and General Mills.CONTINUE: [link to www.activistpost.com]