While millions of people in America and around the world go hungry, we waste a lot of food in the US. In fact, the average family throws away about 40% of its food. Not only that, farms grow far more food than is needed, and only sell the best crops. Grocery stores stock more food than is sold, and end up throwing away the majority of it. This video from comedian John Oliver explains why.
Poverty is an extremely complex issue that’s difficult to grasp, yet so easy to oversimplify. There are tons of theories to try and explain why poverty still exists with all our advancements and aid. It’s easy to place blame on one single thing, when there are so many factors that come into play. Maybe it’s a bit overwhelming to even think about. Here are 5 great books on poverty to help you understand it.