Thursday, November 16, 2006
Stay hungry
The Agriculture Department has decided that the word "hunger" is too vague to be used in its research. In its annual report on that topic, it includes a range of terms for that condition, with people with "very low food security" at the bottom. Says Mark Nord, the lead author of the report this year:
Lacking a widespread consensus on what the word 'hunger' should refer to, it's difficult for research to shed meaningful light on it.
The shifting language earned Nord the coveted title of "Worst Person in the World" on "Countdown" on Thursday.
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