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25 Percent of Americans Are Food Insecure
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Urban Institute Study Finds One in Six Adults Are Food Insecure
Call it a one-two punch of an ongoing pandemic and inflation, but a new study says that nearly 25 percent of adults in the United States are food insecure. The study by the Urban Institute surveyed nearly 8,000 adults in December 2022, with one in six saying they relied on food banks and other charitable organizations to receive groceries.
If you’re looking to stretch your food dollar, Ramsay Solutions has created a list of the least expensive grocers. At the top of the list? Aldi, the grocer that famously cuts expenses and passes the savings to consumers.
Scientists have long been working on how to help feed the world and help the food industry. But here’s a bit of science that’s all in fun. Smithsonian Magazine reports that a 3D printer just created a cheesecake. The printer basically used seven ingredients—graham cracker paste, peanut butter, strawberry jam, Nutella, banana puree, cherry drizzle, and frosting, to build the cake by squeezing each ingredient into lines to form the tasty experiment.
A new study published in BMC Medicine suggests that following the Mediterranean Diet — a diet rich in seafood, fruit, vegetables, and nuts, can lower the risk for dementia by up to 23 percent.
Padma Lakshmi Ate Hot Dog-Less Hot Dogs
On Jimmy Fallon Live, Padma Lakshmi recalled growing up in New York City and frequenting one of the city’s most iconic treasures: the hot dog cart. Problem was, she didn’t eat meat at the time. Her family’s solution? Get the bun and all the fixings — sans sausage. Lakshmi also chimes in on the ages-long debate on whether a hot dog is a sandwich: "I mean, it's a poor excuse for a sandwich, but it's technically a sandwich.”