by Marion Nestle
Sep 14 2008

USDA discusses food deserts

One of the lesser known (to me, anyway) provisions of this year’s farm bill was to ask the USDA to do a study of food deserts –  parts of inner cities and rural areas that do not have access to fresh foods.  The Economic Research Service, a section of the USDA that performs major public service, is holding a conference on food deserts on October 9 in Washington.  Its agenda looks terrific. Check it out!

  • Daniel Ithaca, NY

    Sounds like a positive change for this Farm(Food)Bill!

    If people don’t have easy/reasonable access to healthy foods, they won’t be eating them. Some good things happening there!

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