Tag Archives | food security


New York Post: Biden’s Food Handout Binge Will Defeat Anti-Obesity Effort

New York Post, September 29, 2022 Biden’s food-program funding binge will ensure anti-obesity programs fail By James Bovard “Jackie, are you here? Where’s Jackie? I thought she was going to be here,” President Joe Biden pleaded Wednesday from the podium as he launched the White House Summit on Hunger, Nutrition and Health. He was looking […]

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USA TODAY: College Students Aren’t Starving, They’re Fat

 USA TODAY, April 11, 2018  Starvation issues in universities? The real college problem is obesity. by James Bovard, Opinion columnist A new report claims college students are ‘food insecure’ and starving. But better research shows they’re overweight and lazy. Starvation might be stalking among college students, according to shocking headlines in Newsweek and elsewhere, and The Washington Post warns of […]

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Hunger Coalition Attacks my USA Today Hunger Piece

My USA Today oped on “Washington’s Latest Hunger Charade”  is being reprinted in newspapers around the nation. It popped up in a few places in New Jersey and spurred the response below from the director of the New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition. This anti-hunger activist laments that “USDA found that some 17 million people across the […]

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USA TODAY: Washington’s Latest Hunger Charade

USA TODAY, September 9, 2015 Washington’s latest hunger charade by James Bovard  USDA plays games with definitions to create fraudulent scare. ‘Food insecure’ is the new hungry. The Agriculture Department announced this morning that 48 million Americans lived in “food insecure” households in 2014.” Soon you’ll hear we’re suffering an epidemic of hunger. While the federal government […]

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My Fox Business News Interview on the Food Insecurity Charade

My interview with Fox Business News’ David Asman on USDA’s food insecurity charade. Click here to see the video at the Fox News site. Or here’s the video directly – The one certainty is that this interview spurred me to trim my beard. I still can’t understand why the makeup lady scoffed when I told her […]

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Wash. Times: The “Food Insecurity” Hoax

 Washington Times, September 10, 2014 The Food Security Hoax by James Bovard Promoting hunger scam is how federal bean counters keep their jobs According to the U.S. Agriculture Department, American households suffer far more “food insecurity” than do families in Angola, Mozambique and Pakistan. The USDA uses different standards to gauge domestic and foreign “food […]

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Wall St. Journal: How the Feds Distort “Food Insecurity” Numbers

Wall Street Journal  September 4, 2014  How the Feds Distort Their ‘Food Insecurity’ Numbers This isn’t about hunger. It’s about feeling that the ‘quality and variety’ of available food isn’t what you’d prefer by James Bovard On Wednesday the Agriculture Department released the results of its annual Household Food Security in the United States survey for […]

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