Kein Hunger mehr in den USA

Auch so kann man den Hunger bekämpfen, jedenfalls wenn man die US Landwirtschaftsbehörde ist und im jährlichen Bericht über Hunger in der Bevölkerung einfach mal die Begrifflichkeiten ändert.

Mark Nord, the lead author of the report, said “hungry” is “not a scientifically accurate term for the specific phenomenon being measured in the food security survey.”

Nord, an Agriculture Department sociologist, said, “We don’t have a measure of that condition.”

The department said 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. Beginning this year, the Agriculture Department has determined “very low food security” to be a more scientifically palatable description for that group.

Klar, das wird die Leute, die kein Geld für ausreichend Essen haben total begeistern, dass sie kein Hunger mehr haben, sondern einfach nur “very low food security”. Wunderwelt des Euphemismus.

[ via: USDA drops ‘hungry’ from annual report / Lack of food will be labeled as ‘very low food security’ ]