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Food Farming/Growing. Food and Water. Food and Water Access- the Growing World Crisis. Website Directory. Finnigann Life And Times Of A Gentle Giant. Book Publishers. Food Inflation Reaches "Quite Concerning" Levels In Houston. Childhood malnutrition has long lasting effects. Deborah Feyerick is a CNN correspondent.
See part one of this series Witnesses to Hunger: A portrait of food insecurity in America and read producer Sheila Steffen's $30 grocery challenge Six-year-old Juvens Lewis jumps on the scale, his tiny body lost in a flowing hospital gown. He weighs in at 37.2 pounds, the size of an average 4-year-old. Giggling, he heads back to his examining room as sounds of children filter into the busy hallway. All are getting check-ups at Boston Medical Center’s Grow Clinic, which treats underweight and malnourished kids. “People think about acute malnutrition and they may look at Somalia. And the problem is getting worse. “I’m shaking my head like crazy,” she says wondering, “How am I going to buy food for my kid?” Emergency rooms in Boston are seeing a spike in underweight children 5 and younger. “Some kids it’s obvious. Frank moves rapidly from room to room, picking up charts, weighing, measuring and closely examining each small patient. Despite Economic Slowdown, Food Prices Rise In New York - City Limits Magazine.
Ninety percent of the more than 200 Brooklyn food pantries and soup kitchens surveyed by the New York City Campaign Against Hunger reported increased demand over the last year.
The survey said two out of every three agencies were unable to meet this spike in requests for assistance. Experts blame the increased demand at food pantries and soup kitchens on a number of factors, including rising unemployment amid the nation's continuing economies woes and rising food prices. In Brooklyn, the unemployment rate is 9.7 percent, compared to the citywide rate of 8.8 percent. From August 2010 to August 2011 the average price of food in the New York metropolitan area increased by nearly 5 percent, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In recent weeks, food supplies also have been affected by damage from Tropical Storm Irene. The increased need for food cuts across age groups. Bushwick: 'There are kids out there who are hungry besides us.' Nestle chief warns of new food riots. By Agence France-PresseFriday, October 7, 2011 8:48 EDT The head of the world’s biggest food company Nestle said on Friday that rising food prices have created conditions “similar” to 2008 when hunger riots took place in many countries.
“The situation is similar (to 2008). This has become the new reality,” the Swiss giant’s chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe told the Salzburger Nachrichten daily in his native Austria in an interview. “We have reached a level of food prices that is substantially higher than before. It will likely settle down at this level. “If you live in a developing country and spend 80 percent of your income on food then of course you are going to feel it more than here (in Europe) where it is maybe eight percent.”
In 2008, the price of cereals reached historic levels, provoking a food crisis and riots in a number of African countries, as well as in Haiti and the Philippines. Agence France-Presse. Hungry for change. Just as the sun is rising, they slowly shuffle up the steps, waiting for the red doors to open.
The unseasonably warm weather helps. The aches in their bones aren't so bad as they try to shake off the stiffness and pain of another night on the streets. Many have a favourite spot to sleep in, and this is where they choose to go for breakfast.