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Old 11-29-2012, 07:01 PM   #1
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Default Cheaper Fruits And Vegetables Alone Can't Save Food Deserts

Cheaper Fruits And Vegetables Alone Can't Save Food Deserts
by Eliza Barclay, National Public Radio
November 15, 2012

Cheaper Fruits And Vegetables Alone Can't Save Food Deserts | Minnesota Public Radio News
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Tens of millions of Americans can't follow the government's guidelines for healthful eating because they can't afford or access enough fresh fruits and vegetables. Sometimes it's because they live in what's known as a "food desert," places devoid of markets with a good variety of quality fresh foods.

Increasingly, researchers want to understand just how the "food environment" where people buy food, what food is available, food prices, and how food is marketed to the consumer has become the problem. And even as cities from Philadelphia to Chicago to Detroit mobilize to hydrate the food deserts, it's becoming clear that...
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Interesting.... this paralells this other thread, Urban Farms Destroyed by Hurricane Sandy Will Hurt Food Supply. I really don't get what they're not understanding though. You can't herd humans into crime riddled big cities where junk and fast food is on every block because the cost of everything is through the ceiling what with real estate prices and taxes so high then ponder outloud why there's a shortage of grocery stores offering healthy and affordable food.
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