By The Numbers

The Numbers for August 15, 2013: Hungry for change

Shea Huffman Aug 15, 2013
$6.5 million

The funds raised by Bleacher Report co-founder Bryan Goldberg to launch Bustle.com, a new women’s publication that has drawn backlash from feminist bloggers, media pundits, and even investors in the website. The criticism was so bad that Goldberg backtracked with an apology for a fundraising announcement he admitted was oversimplified. (Marketplace)

18%

The percentage of U.S. households that have bought hummus. The chickpea/tahini blend maker Sabra Hummus wants to change that with a new partnership as the NFL’s official dips sponsor. The move ought to bring in a larger share of young male snackers, or so the company hopes. (Bloomberg Businessweek)

$6 billion

Revenues brought in last year just to California’s Kern County alone through agriculture, an industry activists argue is supported mostly on the backs of Latino immigrants. Thousands of farm workers from across California gathered in Bakersfield yesterday, part of a series of rallies being staged across the country that aim to influence House Republicans to support immigration reform. (Marketplace)

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