Nearly 15 percent of U.S. households were food insecure in 2011 hungry, or uncertain about their food supply.
While Americans toss tons of good food into the trash, there are hungry households that dont get enough.
Improvements in food handling and safety have reduced the threat of once-devastating food-borne illnesses.
One in seven Americans rely on food stamps, costing taxpayers $78 billion in 2011.
Background checks on gun purchasers find only a tiny fraction with enough of a mental illness record to deny the sale.