The Solution to Food Deserts: WalMart?
Non-profit and activist groups that are trying to assist neighborhoods with little access to healthy foods and produce often advocate for small, independently-owned groceries.
But as Stephanie Ogbert reports in Grist:
"Research and focus groups completed by Hesterman's Fair Food Network, the Oakland research group PolicyLink, and academics like sociologist Alkon, however, show that many residents of low-income neighborhoods do not yet use the alternative venues offered by food justice groups. These residents also say they want what most people already have easy access to -- a full-service grocery store in their neighborhood that would offer a wide range of products for one-stop shopping."