Food Insecurity Researchers Develop Model To Help Food Banks Distribute Food By Rebecca Martinez • Mar 1, 2018 Liz Schlemmer / WUNC More than 12 percent of Americans experience food insecurity and many depend on food banks to make it through a year. ‘Never Out Of Season’ Highlights Menace Of Monocultures By Laura Pellicer & Frank Stasio • Jun 8, 2017 Courtesy Rob Dunn The banana is always in season and always available at the grocery store. A new book explores how the prevalence of the popular fruit is a model for the dangers of a food system that is increasingly dependent on fewer food staples. “Never Out Of Season” (Little, Brown, and Company/2017) by biologist Rob Dunn, a professor in the department of applied ecology at North Carolina State University, walks readers through the precarious corporate food system and explains how diversity is crucial to crop survival. North Carolina Has More Trouble Than Most Putting Food On The Table By Rebecca Martinez • Jul 13, 2016 Food Research & Action Center North Carolina has more trouble putting food on the table than most other states, according to a nonprofit anti-hunger organization. A report from the Food Research and Action Center shows 17 percent of North Carolinians face food insecurity, making the state the 13th worst in the country.