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Macon Food Story, Chapter 1: What is the definition of poverty?

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Macon Food Story, Chapter 1: What is the definition of poverty?

From the culture of southern food, to food access and the health of the region, we’re exploring the food habits of the South hoping to answer the question: What does the food we eat say about the life we live?

To understand food insecurity, it’s important to define who lives in poverty.

For the federal government, it’s a mathematical equation.

The poverty thresholds are updated each year by the Census Bureau and adjusted for inflation using the Consumer Price Index.

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