This Neighborhood Without a Grocery Store for 40 Years Is Changing How It Gets Good Food
Without a large supermarket to feed local residents, a movement of nonprofits and other initiatives took its place to provide fresh and healthy produce.
How One LA Neighborhood Is Tackling Food Deserts
The solution starts once we tackle structural racism and systemic inequality.
Doctors Can Now Prescribe Fruits and Vegetables to Patients
For the millions of Americans living in food deserts, plucking a peach off of a tree isn’t really an option.
Putting Health Food in Food Deserts Doesn’t Change People's Buying Habits
A team of researchers from Drexel supplied two East Los Angeles corner stores with improved shelving, training, and social media marketing, as well as more fruits and vegetables. Sadly, they did not get the results they hoped for.
How Technology Could Solve the Food Desert Crisis
While food deserts—areas where access to healthy foods is absent or limited—have existed for a long time, we're now using technology to identify and solve the problem. Here's how.
This Mobile Grocery Store Wants to Eliminate Food Deserts in Kansas City
Rollin’ Grocer is the first mobile grocery store in Kansas City, Missouri, bringing fresh food to the city's urban core.
This Vegan Restaurant Is Feeding a Low-Income Food Desert
Babette Davis is the chef and co-owner of Stuff I Eat, a vegan restaurant in Inglewood. She’s 65 and has the body of a 40-year-old Pilates instructor, and she interrupts our interview at several points to demonstrate pushups and sing the “Star Spangled...
How Urban Gardening Can Save Black Communities
A new documentary shows how planting the seeds of social change begins with knowing where your food comes from.
Rich Kids Eat Tons of Fast Food, Too
New data shows that kids from well-to-do backgrounds eat just as many crappy tacos and cheap burgers as those from low-income families.