Food Deserts

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We Don't Know Nearly As Much About the Link Between Public Health and Urban Planning As We Think We Do

Car culture may not be making us sick. Cities aren't necessarily healthier than suburbs.

Langley Erickson

One Small Solution for Food Deserts: The Bus-Mounted Grocery Bin

Connecting underserved people to grocery stores may be easier than building new ones. But what's a shopper to do with groceries on a crowded bus?

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What Food Desert Maps Get Wrong About How People Eat

Our understanding of food access seldom takes into account a key factor: mobility.

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Living in Some Parts of Chicago Can Take More Than a Decade Off Your Life

Invariably, the impact falls the hardest on low-income minorities.

Matthew Benson

Debating the Local Food Movement

A new book argues that locavores are terrible for the environment, the economy and global food security.

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An Illegal Curbside Garden Flourishes in L.A.

Growing food and community in the narrow strip between the sidewalk and the street.

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The Problem With Blaming Food Deserts

With less concentrated poverty, food access issues get more complex

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In Los Angeles, Front Yard Farmers' Markets

A new law will allow local farmers to sell their goods from their homes