food desert


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food desert

A location that lack options for nutritious food. The phrase is often associated with urban areas with stores that mostly offer non-perishable food. Good luck finding fresh vegetables around here—this part of the city is a real food desert.
See also: desert, food
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While other climate research predicts drier climates and the emergence of food deserts, Hubbart's research indicates quite the opposite.
Department of Agriculture defines a "food desert" as an area where at least 20 percent of the population is low-income and at least 33 percent of the population is more than 1 mile from a grocery store.
Use of this SDI allowed for comparison of food swamp locations, obtained in this analysis, to food desert (lack of grocery stores) and food mirage (accessible but not affordable) locations obtained the Wiebe et al.
and Perceptions Change with Supermarket Introduction in a Food Desert,
I first heard the term food desert in the early 2000s.I heard about a family, living in poverty and extreme circumstances, where the children would walk to the local Circle K and buy food with the family's SNAP/EBT card.
Chef Stephan Sundermeier describes Homebaked as "an oasis of fresh food in a fast food desert".
'Trying to put a dent in the industry when it comes to food deserts is really one of the driving factors behind our first farm, which was actually located in a food desert,' Haider said.
A new supermarket offering fresh food in downtown Paterson, NJ, long considered a "food desert," is now offering city residents healthy produce and creating 88 new jobs.
The ballpark has been a kosher food desert ever since its opening 103 years ago.
When residents of a community lack access to healthy, nutritious, and affordable food from full-service grocery stores, the area is considered a food desert (Wright, Donley, Gualtieri, & Strickhouser, 2016).
From significantly improving rice yields in India despite minimal water or fertilisers, to creating 'liquid air' as a source of low-carbon refrigeration, to turning derelict housing into urban farms in the 'food desert' of Detroit, it's a positive set of stories for anyone feeling particularly negative about humanity's prospects in the coming years.
Food Desert Pilot Program - SB 277: Creates a $2 million pilot grant program to assist entities that offer fresh or unprocessed foods to an underserved area.
In the past, if a city dweller had to journey a mile to a grocery store, it probably meant she lived in a "food desert." The term was coined by social scientists in the 1990s to describe places bereft of ingredients needed to make a healthy meal.
Transforming the local food desert in an impoverished section of Brockton is an object lesson in assisting the poor with a basic need.
"It's about community, connection, and a basic human right to food," says Renee Gunter (at left), owner of Daily Organics in South Los Angeles, an area considered an urban "food desert." Her shipping-container storefront selling farm-sourced fruits and vegetables is just a few blocks from her current home and a half-mile from where she spent part of her childhood.