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Today on Context Florida: Food insecurity, misinformation on guns and shrinking Florida newspapers

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The United Nations had not yet been officially established when it formed the Food and Agriculture Organization, which Terri Susan Fine says suggest that ahead of individual human rights and world security, one of the most basic human rights is access to food and nutrition. The chronology of events speaks to food security as surpassing all other human rights. So what is the value of other human rights if the most basic goes unfulfilled?

Rights, even those guaranteed by the constitution, are never absolute, says Julie Delegal. However, no one is challenging the NRA for its abuse of the First Amendment: spreading misinformation about guns in America. The biggest deception that NRA-brainwashed America has swallowed completely is that having more guns around makes us safer. On Monday’s WJCT “First Coast Connect” radio show, Jacksonville lawyer and NRA spokesperson Cord Byrd spread that mendacity yet again. But science tells us the opposite of what Byrd and the NRA are saying.

Tom O’Hara believes that when struggling newspapers reduce staff, Floridians lose. The digital revolution has taken a terrible toll on newspapers, and those who care about how they are governed, whether they realize it or not, are among the victims.

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Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding HRNewsDaily.com. His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for Patch.com, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at phil@floridapolitics.com and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.

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