Combatting the Food Desert of Detroit

Grist's food editor visits Detroit, where the lack of grocery stores has inspired a number of innovative, locally-grown food projects.

"And in the fashion of a city truly after my own heart, food has emerged as the key motivating force of Detroiters' efforts to re-imagine their town as a thriving, livable place. I was struck by the cooperation on display -- the way new-wave restaurateurs, market farmers, food-justice activists, and nonprofit advocates work together toward the goal of a healthy, inclusive food system where a food desert once stood. And while plenty of work remains to be done before that vision can be achieved, my week in Detroit left me with little doubt that it would be."

This piece looks at three projects trying to bring locally grown food back to Detroiters and improve access the fresh foods.

Full Story: Three projects that are watering Detroit’s ‘food desert’

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