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Released: October 30, 2013

Nearly 15 percent of U.S. households were “food insecure” in 2011 – hungry, or uncertain about their food supply.

Released: October 29, 2013

While Americans toss tons of good food into the trash, there are hungry households that don’t get enough.

Released: October 28, 2013

Improvements in food handling and safety have reduced the threat of once-devastating food-borne illnesses.

Released: September 26, 2013

One in seven Americans rely on food stamps, costing taxpayers $78 billion in 2011.

Released: September 23, 2013

Background checks on gun purchasers find only a tiny fraction with enough of a mental illness record to deny the sale.

Released: September 19, 2013

Americans who don’t purchase health care insurance will start paying fines in 2014.

Released: September 16, 2013

The five biggest U.S. banks hold 52 percent of the market, triple what they held in 1970. Small banks are disappearing.