America is an outlier in food insecurity. One in 6
Americans report running out of food at least once a year, whereas in European countries this number is closer to one in 20
. The rate of growth in food insecurity is far greater than many other developed nations. In the late 1960s, America had 9.6 million food insecure people — by 2012, this number had grown 5x to 48 million.