Welcome to the Hungry ’20s: Food Insecurity Plagues Capitalist America

A recent Census Bureau survey revealed that for tens of millions of US households there is “sometimes or often not enough to eat.”

2.3 Billion Going Hungry Despite Global Overproduction of Food

A new study by War On Want finds, even though the global food system produces more than 2.6 times the average person’s caloric needs, 2.3 billion people lack secure access to healthy and nutritious food.

The World Is Starving—But There Is Plenty of Food to Go Around

Under capitalism, hundreds of millions starve, while there is more than enough food to go around. Only a planned economy can provide for all.

Food Scarcity and the “Efficiency of the Market”

Faced with the sudden surge in demand, grocery stores across the country were completely overwhelmed. Not just shelves but entire stores were cleared out, so “one-per-customer” rules were established on select items.

Capitalism Pushes Food Supply Toward Tipping Point

The climate crisis continues to disrupt life as we know it. Humanity’s food supply is under threat, but capitalism won’t undertake climate repair if it is not profitable.

Is Capitalism Poisoning Your Food?

Annually, hundreds of thousands of people in the United States are hospitalized due to food-borne illness and thousands are killed by the food they eat.

GMOs: For Human Need or Corporate Greed?

Under capitalism, GMOs are being abused by large agribusinesses to maximize shareholders’ profits. What is a working-class approach to confronting the problems of GMOs and food security?

Food and the Socialist Revolution

Editorial for Socialist Appeal 81 – Americans’ dysfunctional relationship with food is regularly lamented or mocked in the media and in academia. What is never explained is the root cause of this dysfunction. Marxism explains […]

“Let Them Eat Insects”: Food and the Future of Capitalism

Recently the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) released a report that came up with a novel idea: convince the world population to eat insects to avert mass hunger. In reality it is already possible to […]