Food for Thought?
In today's San Francisco Chronicle there's an opinion piece on hunger. Apparently, the USDA has eliminated the word "hunger" from a new report on food security. The report's author, USDA sociologist Mark Nord says that "hungry" is "not a scientifically accurate term for the specific phenomenon being measured in the food security survey. We don't have a measure of that comdition." The USDA will use the term "very low food security" to describe people who were once "food insecure with hunger." The writer of the editorial, Paul Ash director of the SF Food Bank), says, "Statistically speaking, hunger will no longer exist in America."
I have a story published, here: http://www.commonties.com/blog/2006/11/17/empty-tattoo/