Major U.S. Foodborne Illnesses: The Economic Burden
May 12, 2015
Each year, 1 in 6 people in the United States is sickened by a foodborne illness acquired in the States. ERS provides an overview of recent estimates of the economic burden imposed annually by 15 leading foodborne pathogens.
Household Food Security in the United States in 2013
April 23, 2015
USDA annual food security statistics indicate that an estimated 14.3 percent of U.S. households were food insecure in 2013 – i.e., lacking consistent access to adequate, healthful food for household members.
Cotton Policy in China and Global Market Implications
March 31, 2015
Managing China's unprecedented volume of cotton stockpiles will require difficult choices by Chinese authorities. China’s large role in world cotton markets means its recent policy changes could reduce world cotton prices significantly.
Where Do Americans Shop for Food and How Do They Get There?
March 23, 2015
A new survey collected information from a national sample of households about where they shop for food, what they purchase, and the prices they pay. It samples SNAP participants, as well as nonparticipants in several income levels.
The Food Access Research Atlas
March 11, 2015
Updated online mapping tool measures access to affordable, nutritious food by census tract, using indicators such as distance to grocery stores and vehicle availability; updates previous estimates of food desert census tracts.
March 11, 2015
U.S. farmers in the 21st Century use diverse methods to produce crops, including conventional, organic, and genetically engineered (GE) production. ERS is conducting research and providing data and analysis on these production methods.