Poverty levels rise along with food prices

The number of Americans living in poverty climbed to 15.1 per cent in 2010, the highest level in 52 years according to a report released by the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s 46.2 million Americans. The poverty line is marked as a family of four living at US$24,314 or less. Meanwhile, the Consumer Price Index in the United States rose 5.4 per cent in July of this year compared to July 2010, with the price of meats, poultry, eggs and fish rising 7.4 per cent.

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