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Hunger costs US extra $160bn a year to treat chronic illnesses – study

Hunger and malnutrition cost the United States an extra $160bn a year in the treatment of chronic health conditions, according to a report released to coincide with Thanksgiving that exposes the consequences of “food insecurity” among poorer American families. The study, commissioned by Christian charity Bread for the World, is believed to be the first to apportion a share of…

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Singletary: Barely Living on $2 a Day

We are heading toward the holiday that encourages gluttony. Supermarkets are already overstocking their shelves with traditional Thanksgiving food items. But in many homes, there will be people who won’t have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner or a meal at all that day. How many of us stuff ourselves on Thanksgiving not fully appreciating that many people regularly go hungry, scraping by…

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