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U.S. food insecurity reduced, but still affects millions: USDA

The percentage of U.S. households where adults sometimes go hungry or are unable to put enough food on the table declined last year, United States Department of Agriculture figures released on Wednesday showed. Full story

Food security key to global peace: FAO candidate

The world has to act against hunger, which affects 13 percent of the population, if it wants to strengthen global security, a candidate to run the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said on Tuesday. Full story

FDA on food supply: 'Consumers should not be worried'

   David Elder, from the FDA, talks about the U.S. food supply and the concerns about the Japanese nuclear crisis.

Smoke ousts workers from crippled nukes plant

   The remaining workers inside the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant were evacuated after smoke billowed out of one of the reactors. Meanwhile, radiation is starting to seep into Japan’s food supply NBC’s Robert Bazell reports from Tokyo.

Radiation found in food as Japan rushes to curb crisis

   The desperate effort to stop the radiation disaster is showing some encouraging signs, but as NBC’s Robert Bazell reports, there are new worries about the food supply.

Cow guts and energy: Seeking biofuel's holy grail

It may not be glamorous, but the holy grail for efficient biofuels — the kind that don't compete with our food supply — could end up being found inside the guts of cows. Full story

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  Food safety a casualty of Senate GOP games

Rachel Maddow notes that among the legislation lost when Republicans backed out of the omnibus spending bill they collaborated on writing is the food safety bill that would have updated the protection of America's food supply.

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