Public Radio...Public Anthropology
Dr. Lisa Markowitz contributes to food desert story.
Could local food and urban agriculture shrink food deserts?
"The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines food deserts as places characterized bothby a low-income population and a dearth of fresh food within a mile radius. And a large part of the Louisville Metro area falls under that definition: from most of the West End to Shively, Newburg and parts of Southern Indiana. Some non-profits and entrepreneurs are experimenting with using local food and urban agriculture to correct inequalities in Louisville’s food landscape..."
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