Americans Are Too Fat and Too Hungry

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President Obama has repeated his campaign pledge to reduce "the trend of rising hunger," which recent reports call worse than ever. They contend that 49 million people struggled to get enough food last year, and that 50% of American children will be on food stamps before they grow up. We hear what the Obama Administration is trying to do, and hear from a skeptic who says "food insecurity" is not as bad as it's made out to be. How can there be hunger and obesity at the same time? Can charities solve the problem? Is "food insecurity" about politics as well as economic necessity?

Credits

Guests:
Joel Berg - Executive Director, New York City Coalition Against Hunger, Robert Rector - Heritage Foundation - @Heritage, Kevin Concannon - Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, USDA, Peter Goodman - New York Times / International Business Times - @petersgoodman

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Karen Radziner