Food Insecurity

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As Congress debates a new coronavirus stimulus bill, more people in Utah are facing food insecurity as the economy struggles with the effects of the pandemic. Groups that offer social services say some families who were previously able to provide healthy meals will see a double whammy at the end of this week.

Utah Lawmakers To Repeal Tax Reform Bill

Jan 23, 2020
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U.S. Department of Agriculture

To the surprise of many Utahns, Governor Gary Herbert announced Thursday morning that state lawmakers would be repealing the controversial tax modernization bill in the upcoming legislative session. The bill was passed during a special session last month.

USU Department of Plants, Soils, and Climate

From Utah State Magazine, "In the parched black desert of northeast Jordan, archaeologists recently unearthed a stone hearth containing loaves of flatbread more than 14,000 years old.

The Ohio State University

Gabriele Ciciurkaite studies the impact of food insecurity on mental health. Melissa Wrzesien investigates new ways to measure snowpacks. Together, we talk about how decision-making impacts resource allocation.

Utah Joins Battle Against Seniors' Food Insecurity

Apr 11, 2017
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More than 10 million Americans age 60 and older are at risk of hunger every day, according to the National Council on Aging.

Ginette Bott, chief development officer with the Utah Food Bank, said there are simple steps anyone can take to help people living on fixed incomes or with limited transportation options.

She notes it's important to put a spotlight on food insecurity among seniors.