Thirteen million American families go hungry for part of the year, at the same time that food prices are rising while donations to food banks are on the decline. Will increases to federal programs bridge the gap? What's the impact of new subsidies for corn-based ethanol? Has the era of cheap food come to an end? Also, the Bush EPA blocks California bid to limit car emissions, and the Democrats were full of promises when they took over Congress this year. Which ones were kept? Which ones were broken?
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