February 6th, 2012

What is the food situation in countries around the world? Click through to check out our new food statistic map, part of our Food for 9 Billion project with the PBS NewsHour, American Public Media’s Marketplace and Homelands Productions. 

To get you started, here are some facts about the United States:

- The U.S. is the world’s biggest economy and leading exporter of wheat, corn, beef and many other commodities.

- It has the most unequal wealth distribution of all major developed countries.

- Economic woes have led one in seven Americans to rely on food assistance.

- Nearly 15% of U.S. households were considered food insecure in 2010, compared to 12% in 1995.

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