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!