Food Deserts

January 29, 2011, 9am PST
James Griffioen debunks the myth that his hometown is in want of grocery stores.
January 25, 2011, 5am PST
The rural Midwest produces much of our nation's food supply, and yet small towns in the heartland and around America are increasingly and ironically becoming food deserts - places where citizens have little access to fresh, healthy foods.
November 24, 2010, 7am PST
With new fast food restaurants temporarily banned in South L.A. and few new sources of food coming into the area, one local architecture professor set his students loose to work on ideas for a small urban farm.
Los Angeles Times
October 15, 2010, 1pm PDT
With suburban markets saturated, discount food chains are moving into urban food deserts. While this may be convenient for residents, some are concerned that such stores will do little for local economies.
Huffington Post
October 6, 2010, 1pm PDT
A new report from The Los Angeles Food Policy Task Force calls for the government to take steps to increase accessibility to local, healthy food in urban areas.
October 5, 2010, 11am PDT
Activists who want to solve the problem of "food deserts" in underserved areas push for co-ops and and independent grocery stores. But would large chains like WalMart be a better solution?
September 16, 2010, 8am PDT
Online tools designed to connect local farmers with consumers are helping sustain the local food and urban agriculture movements.
Next American City
September 16, 2010, 6am PDT
<em>Grist</em>'s food editor visits Detroit, where the lack of grocery stores has inspired a number of innovative, locally-grown food projects.
July 27, 2010, 12pm PDT
A proposed development on a vacant lot in ailing Cleveland could connect locals with a little-known asset of their community - a cluster of food wholesalers.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
May 20, 2010, 6am PDT
To survive, neighborhoods need to be commercially viable. A group called the Food Trust believes grocery stores are a good starting point for creating that economic climate.
The Atlantic
May 18, 2010, 7am PDT
A major grocer in Ohio is trying to keep some of its smaller stores open in areas that would otherwise be food deserts. But profits are hard to come by, and stores continue to move out of town.
The Cincinnati Enquirer
March 22, 2010, 12pm PDT
Jewish groups in Los Angeles are taking on the lack of healthy groceries in certain parts of the city, the so-called "food deserts" of LA.
The Los Angeles Times
March 19, 2010, 1pm PDT
In the Bronx, Brooklyn, and even the Upper East Side, rooftop farming is making inroads. The City Greens profiles a handful of these urban pioneers.
The City Greens
October 12, 2009, 12pm PDT
A coalition of community groups in L.A. has banded together to address the lack of access to healthy food in sections of East and South Central Los Angeles.
The Christian Science Monitor