food deserts

Do “Food Deserts” Really Matter?

Do “Food Deserts” Really Matter?

Advocates for improved public health and nutrition have argued that obesity and other food-related public health problems are exacerbated by the existence of  “food deserts,” stretches of cities and regions where there are few if any outlets selling fresh, unprocessed food. The L.A. Times reports that a new study finds that the link between the […]

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Food Deserts?  What Food Deserts?

Food Deserts? What Food Deserts?

The New York Times reports on two new studies that call into question the importance of so-called “food deserts” in the US: It has become an article of faith among some policy makers and advocates, including Michelle Obama, that poor urban neighborhoods are food deserts, bereft of fresh fruits and vegetables. But two new studies […]

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