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Food Deserts

From Up on High: A Movie Review of A Place at the Table

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

The ironies abound in this lean 84-minute documentary. Obesity in this country is shown to be often a sign of hunger and poverty, unlike in very poor, developing countries, where hunger and poverty leave people all skin and bones.

Soul Food Junkies: Finally a Food Film That Doesn't Preach!

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 04.09.2013 | Food
Eric Holt Gimenez

Mr. Hurt's nuanced documentary, Soul Food Junkies, woven into his personal narrative, reveals not only the impact of black cuisine on African Americans, but also its impact on Southern cooking and on the way many of us relate to food.

A Delicious Recipe for Successful Latina-Owned Small Businesses

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 12.28.2012 | Latino Voices
Jose Antonio Tijerino

Amelia Gonzalez and Arcelia Gallardo figured out how to combine the legacies of their Mesoamerican ancestors with a passion for Latino culture, arts and business.

Rebuilding Sandy-Afflicted Neighborhoods... With Healthy Food Options

Karen Karp | Posted 02.20.2013 | Food
Karen Karp

As efforts progress to rebuild New York City neighborhoods significantly broken by Hurricane Sandy, we would be wise to address a lingering problem afflicting these and other communities: access to healthy food.

What Impacts Your Health in the District?

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 02.04.2013 | DC
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

I bet you didn't realize that if you are a D.C. resident, your gender, your race, and what metro stop you live by actually helps determine how long you live and what you might die of.

How Walmart Is Devouring Our Food System (Infographic)

Stacy Mitchell | Posted 02.03.2013 | Food
Stacy Mitchell

Here's a look at how Walmart has dramatically altered the food system -- triggering massive consolidation, driving down prices to farmers, and leaving more families struggling to afford healthy food.

Settling The 'Food Desert' Debate With A Trip To All 111 Detroit Grocery Stores

Posted 11.09.2012 | Detroit

Detroit photographer Noah Stephens has aimed to show a different side of the city from what frequently makes it into national press, highlighting its ...

A Big Change May Come To San Francisco's Corner Stores

Aaron Sankin | Posted 09.26.2012 | San Francisco

Your neighborhood corner store isn't the first place you'd probably think of going for healthy food options. Hot Cheetos and Takis? Yes. Fresh ingredi...

PHOTOS: Crazy Ice Cream Flavors From Around The World

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 09.30.2012 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Frozen treats are way more than just chocolate and vanilla in these far-flung countries.

Fresh Food Solutions Usually Spring Up From the Grassroots Level

Patrick Geans-Ali | Posted 08.20.2012 | Detroit
Patrick Geans-Ali

Fresh Corner Cafe is a start up business that is actively working to address the long-standing problem of providing more access to healthy food choices in Detroit neighborhoods.

When Food Guides Design

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 06.08.2012 | Home

By Vanessa Quirk click here for original article A community in Treasure Hill, in Taiwan, originally slated for demolition, but then preserved a...

City Council OKs Outdoor Fruit, Vegetable Stands

Posted 06.07.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to legalize roadside, outdoor produce stands. The Mayor Rahm Emanuel-introduced ordinance wil...

Joseph Erbentraut

WATCH: Mobile Farm Aims To Kickstart Second Annual Tour

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 05.14.2012 | Chicago

Last year, Truck Farm Chicago was born. A mobile farm that travels to schools, festivals and farmers markets, Truck Farm Chicago brings urban agric...

When I Was Fat: A Story Of Poverty

Ann Bauer | Posted 07.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Ann Bauer

My turn at poverty was sudden and relatively brief. But I do know something about how living that way increases body mass and how seemingly impossible it is to turn the weight around.

How to Address the Obesity Epidemic: Start Young

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 07.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Access to fresh groceries changed everything for Elijah and his mom. For many families in Los Angeles and other metro areas across the country, things are not as easy -- but they are getting better.

Hunger in America

Christina Weiss Lurie | Posted 07.04.2012 | Impact
Christina Weiss Lurie

I should have been prepared for the notion that hunger was prevalent here in the United States, but I wasn't. I was shocked to hear that a First World country had such an ignominious reality prevalent across all 50 states.

No Simple Answers for a Complex Problem

Mike Curtin | Posted 06.23.2012 | DC
Mike Curtin

Food access is a complicated issue. While this web is as vexing as it is complex, it will not become less troublesome, tragic, or costly if we do nothing.

Is There Really A Link Between Food Deserts And Obesity?

New York Times | Posted 04.18.2012 | Food

It has become an article of faith among some policy makers and advocates, including Michelle Obama, that poor urban neighborhoods are food deserts, be...

Jason Cherkis

Democratic Convention's Host City Boasts Anti-Union Rules, Packed Shelters, Food Deserts

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- If Whole Foods were to sell a city, the proposal might look like how local booster Dan Murrey pitches Charlotte. In Murrey's tellin...

Growing Opportunity in New Orleans

Johanna Gilligan | Posted 06.03.2012 | College
Johanna Gilligan

At Grow Dat, we are in the business of giving young adults a chance: a chance to be employees at a job that supports their personal growth, and a chance to grow and eat food many of them can't even find in their neighborhood.

Eco Etiquette: Being Black In The Green World

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.14.2012 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. Hope you don't take offen...

Public-private Partnership in California Tackles Obesity, Hunger Epidemics

Araceli Ruano | Posted 04.22.2012 | Impact
Araceli Ruano

California's Freshworks Fund serves as a model for an innovative public-private partnership loan fund with the potential to increase access to healthy and affordable food throughout the state.

Want to Reduce Food Access While Killing Jobs? Open a Walmart

Michele Simon | Posted 03.19.2012 | Food
Michele Simon

I shudder to think of the consequences to America's already suffering urban populations if Walmart succeeds in duplicating its rural retail takeover.

Alice Hines

Dollar Stores' Cheap Food Expansion Hits Not-In-My-Backyard Neighbors

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice Hines | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business

With food prices rising and incomes going nowhere, dollar stores are thriving, luring squeezed customers -- many from the middle class -- with discoun...

Wal-Mart's Coming to Town

Nick Wiseman | Posted 02.01.2012 | DC
Nick Wiseman

For Wal-Mart to grow, it has to turn to urban areas. Not because of some moral epiphany, but because of the bottom line. The "food deserts" Wal-Mart wants to occupy lie on top of deep reserves of customers.