The lucky citizens in the land of plenty will never again have to endure hunger. The US Department of Agriculture has replaced the condition of 'hunger' with that of 'very low food security'. Though I'd agree with Mark Nord, the lead author of the report, that 'hunger' is not a scientifically accurate term, I find the chosen alternative not so much better. I'd have said the majority of people in the so-called western civilization lives in a state of constant very low food security: one is never quite sure what it is one actually eats. Shockingly, the report finds: "[...] that 12 percent of Americans — 35 million people — could not put food on the table at least part of last year. Eleven million of them reported going hungry at times."
Political Gateway: USDA eliminates 'hunger' from reports
Seattle Times: U.S. agency changes "hunger" to "very low food security"
SF Chronicle: My stomach is touching my back