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ERIC Number: ED036566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 96
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Hunger, U.S.A.: A Report by the Citizens' Board of Inquiry into Hunger and Malnutrition in the United States.
The findings of the Citizen's Board of Inquiry are that: (1) hunger and malnutrition affect millions of Americans and are increasing in severity each year; (2) infant deaths, organic brain damage, retarded growth and learning rates, increased vulnerability to disease, withdrawal, apathy, alienation, frustration, and violence result from hunger and malnutrition; (3) Federal programs to alleviate the problem have by and large failed; and, (4) the policies of the agricultural committees of Congress and the Department of Agriculture have discriminated against the needs of the poor and the hungry in the interests of the agricultural producers. Topics covered in the report are bureaucratic non-response in Mississippi, the extent of hunger and malnutrition, analysis of food and welfare programs (comprising commodity distribution program, food stamp programs, consumer education programs, and public assistance program), and agricultural policy. The report includes recommendations proposed by the Board of Inquiry. (KG)
Beacon Press, Boston 02108 (BP 310, $1.95)
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Identifiers: Department of Agriculture; Food Stamp Program; Mississippi; School Lunch Program