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Food Deserts

Jewish Groups Work To Fight 'Food Deserts'

The Los Angeles Times | Teresa Watanabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"We want to transform the food deserts of Los Angeles into a promised land of access to healthy food," said Elissa Barrett, executive director of the ...

Potatoes, Not Just Pistons, Taking Root in Detroit

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

Although the idea of urban farming might be unknown to many people, or just assumed to be commonplace in coastal areas such as San Francisco and Brooklyn, Detroit is becoming more about potatoes than pistons.

Michelle Obama Takes On Food Deserts (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The White House blog just released a new video of Michelle Obama talking about her goal of eliminating "food deserts" which are usually low-income urb...

An Apple a Day to Combat Obesity

Laurie M. Tisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Laurie M. Tisch

In New York, a unique private-public partnership is deploying specially-permitted street vendors selling only fresh fruits and vegetables to neighborhoods with significant health problems

Go Bananas During National Food Desert Awareness Month

Mari Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mari Gallagher

Fast, cheap and easy is not a porn film; it's the new American diet.

In California's Central Valley: Rich Land, Poor Nutrition

npr.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

California's Central Valley produces many of the fruits and vegetables consumed in America. It is also one of the poorest areas of the country....

There's No Such Thing As "Convenience Food"

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Among all the responses to the new data showing we're getting sicker and fatter, I was most struck by Kerry Trueman's comment at Civil Eats that what ...

Pushing Produce into Urban Food Deserts

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wendy Gordon

New York City has approved 1,000 new mobile food carts for neighborhoods in the five boroughs that have long been isolated from traditional supermarkets, grocery stores and farmers' markets.

It's Not That Easy Being Green

Mari Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mari Gallagher

African Americans, on average, travel twice as far to reach a mainstream grocery store as they do a fast food restaurant and more are likely to suffer and die prematurely from diet-related diseases.

Bronzeville Getting New Supermarket, Relief For 'Food Desert'

Chi-Town Daily News | LINDSEY REISER AND LEAH WESTFALL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

{P]arts of the South Side, including Bronzeville, have been labeled "food deserts" because of the lack of supermarkets and other food sources. But t...

The Politician Who's Ready to Reclaim Our Food Chain Now

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

While Obama and Tom Vilsack have given lip service to the merits of Michael Pollan's proposals, our bold Manhattan borough president has been busy actively working to implement them.

Fast, Cheap and Easy: How Fringe Food Hurts Public Health When it's the Only Choice

Mari Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mari Gallagher

We consider a mainstream grocery store a place where you can support a healthy diet on a regular basis. A fringe food location is the opposite; it is not inherently bad, but when it's the primary food source, local diets and public health suffer.

The Hidden Treasure of Organic Food ... For Some of Us

Alden Loury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Alden Loury

Grocery stores are pretty sparse in Auburn Gresham, where I live, and many other predominantly black communities on Chicago's South Side.

Brother, Can You Spare an Apple?

Mari Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mari Gallagher

Can the market do well by doing some good? Why not? In Chicago alone we have identified a half-million-plus people who live in a Food Desert with no or distant grocery stores but nearby access to fast food.