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Fresh Food and Cities

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....

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.

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.