I don't know what rock I've been living under, but while driving last night, I heard an interview on the radio about food insecurity. According to the CDC expert who was speaking with authority, 11 percent of United States households suffered from this affliction in the last year. I'm not surprised, especially with areas like mine that are struggling with 15% unemployment. This was bound to happen, but what does it mean?
I understand the terminology for having a secure source of food and thus food security in order to live a healthy life, but when food is taken away, I don't understand the use of insecurity to explain what will happen to me.
Who put lipstick on the word starvation? Does it look or sound better when we dress it up? Are at risk human beings less hungry when we tell them they aren't starving, they're just suffering from a little insecurity?