01 Jun '11, 3pm

This is a very sound argument: Big box stores will not help solve underserved communities a/k/a "deserts":

This is a very sound argument: Big box stores will not help solve underserved communities a/k/a "deserts":

A locally owned grocery in Pleasantville, Iowa. Photo: Ashton B Crew, wikimedia commons A few weeks ago, when the Obama administration released its Food Desert Locator , many of us realized that a once-good idea has spoiled like a bag of old bread. If you go online and find that your family lives in a food desert, don't worry: You have plenty of company. One of every 10 census tracts in the lower 48 has been awarded that status. Two years ago, when one of us (Gary) moved to the village of Patagonia, Ariz., he inadvertently chose to reside in what the USDA deems to be on the edge of a food desert. Its maps show that Gary now lives more than 15 miles away from a full-service supermarket or chain grocery store that has 50 or more employees and grosses $2 million or more in food sales each year. Apparently, that's bad. Gary and his low-income neighbors are now being told that ...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/locavore/2011-06-01-community-owned-...

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