Thursday, April 24, 2014

designing food

food deserts: 2.3 million americans live more than one mile from a supermarket and do not have access to a vehicle. the report also notes that minorities and lower-income communities are often affected, as “urban core areas with limited food access are characterized by higher levels of racial segregation and greater income inequality.” it is not uncommon to go into these communities and the only food outlets found are fast food restaurants and convenience stores stocked with products that are highly processed and genetically modified – both characteristics that contribute to poor health and environmental degradation. food deserts have been a major contributor to obesity and other related health problems in these communities.