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As many as 5.2 million American children are now undernourished and face the prospect of a grim future.

This is largely due to an increase in food insecurity and a lack of access to affordable, quality foods, according to a report released this week by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). 

The report, which was based on interviews with over 1,000 experts, highlights the urgent need for improved nutrition standards for American children, as well as to improve access to basic nutrition services. 

The FAO report, The Food and Nutrition Security Crisis in the United States: The Role of Food, Agriculture, and Climate Change, states that over the last 10 years, the food supply in the U.S. has been declining at a rate that is equivalent to the loss of one million factory jobs annually. 

Food insecurity, as defined by the report, refers to a range of conditions in which people are not able to afford adequate food or resources, which often include low wages, limited access to credit, or insufficient funds for basic supplies such as seeds, fertilizer, and pesticides. 

In addition, the report notes, “The food system is failing Americans of all ages, genders, and racial groups.” 

According to the report’s authors, many factors contribute to food insecurity, including rising rates of obesity and food insecurity as a result of increased exposure to toxic contaminants in food production, inadequate access to nutritious food, a lack or difficulty accessing adequate transportation to get food, lack of sufficient childcare and other support services, and food waste, which is also a factor.

“The lack of affordable, healthy food is a serious problem,” said Nadine Strossen, FAO food security expert.

“We are seeing an increasing number of children living in food insecure households, including food insecure adults. 

These children are living in poverty. 

While the FAO has found that the food system in the US is failing American children and adults, it is not an inevitable problem. 

There are several key steps the country can take to address food insecurity in the coming years,” Strossan said.

Food insecurity is not only a health and economic issue for children, but also a social and political issue, as it affects families, and people who are vulnerable, including people of color, the elderly, and those with disabilities.

The FAo report highlights how the food shortage impacts communities, communities of color in particular, as they struggle with issues like access to clean water, nutrition, and shelter. 

“While food insecurity is a real issue in many countries, it is especially acute in the food-producing countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, where the population is disproportionately affected by food insecurity,” the report states. 

Additionally, the FAo study notes that food insecurity has long been a problem for families with young children, which can affect the health of children and their families, and exacerbate the impact of poverty.

The report notes that, in addition to children, older adults, and people with disabilities, food insecurity impacts the health and well-being of all of society.

It is not just the poor that are affected by the food insecurity crisis, but many of the poorest countries are also facing food insecurity.

According to the FA. report, food insecurity affects both individuals and communities.

The FAO recommends that the US focus on improving access to health and nutrition services for all, as the food security crisis is a global problem, with consequences that impact on the health, education, and economic wellbeing of all people. 

Strossen said, “There are ways that the U,S.

can improve access, such as increased access to free, quality nutrition and foodstuffs, and increased access and support for food banks, but more importantly, better access to food. 

As a country, the United State should be working to ensure that all citizens have access to the health care and nutrition care they need and deserve.”

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