Like Tom Philpott of Mother Jones, I believe that community projects like Brooklyn’s Added Value, Oakland’s People’s Grocery, and Boston’s Food Project, will have to play a role in countermanding the food industry’s $4.2 billion marketing effort to sell cheap, profitable food at the expense of people’s health. You have a role to play in Santa Fe. Our new Community Coop will enrich your life and help our community by building a locally owned grocery store with high quality, affordable food for everyone!
Supermarkets, Food Deserts, and School Lunch
Fri Apr. 20, 2012 4:00 AM PDT
My colleague Kevin Drum has a good post rounding up recent research on the problem of food deserts—neighborhoods that lack access to large supermarkets and are instead served largely by corner stores.
Food deserts have come under scrutiny as a possible cause of obesity and other diet-related health problems in low-income neighborhoods. But as Kevin shows in his post, there’s no evidence that adding a supermarket to a neighborhood automatically changes people’s diets or improves their health outcomes.