21 Nov '11, 12pm

Baltimore’s can-do approach to food justice

Baltimore’s can-do approach to food justice

A bee hive from Five Seed Farm and Apiary, one of the farms expected to begin production on Baltimore city land in 2012. Photo: Courtesy of Five Seed Farm and Apiary Cities all over the country are addressing the lack of access to fresh and healthy food on the part of their residents, but few are in as much of a bind as Baltimore. Like Detroit, and other cities known for their class and race disparity, Baltimore has been losing population and gaining vacant land at a fast pace in recent decades. The result is vast swaths of neighborhoods located far from grocery stores. Baltimore gave itself a D on its own 2010 Health Disparities Report Card, which found that 43% of the residents in the city's predominantly black neighborhoods had little access to healthy foods compared to 4% in predominantly white neighborhoods. Meanwhile, more than two thirds of the city's adults and alm...

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