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December 10, 2014

 

Onions displayed at a farmer's market

Louisville To Turn Food Desert Into Food Hub

Planners are hammering out the details of an ambitious food hub in Louisville, Kentucky aimed at fertilizing a budding local food system.

April 3, 2014

 

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Indianapolis Ranks Lowest In Country For Food Access

A recent report ranks Indianapolis as the worst city in the country for food access options.

December 12, 2012

Baby Steps 

Row of school buses

Finally, Kids Are Losing Weight

For the first time in thirty years, studies are showing declines in childhood obesity rates.

February 1, 2012

Healthy Challenges 

beans

Availability Or Price: Bigger Hurdle To Healthy Meals?

A new report finds low-income families are likely to cook at home -- meaning the real quest for healthier meals is more complicated than one might think.

October 6, 2011

shopping options 

Inside a 1950

History Of The Supermarket: A Piggly Wiggly Past

Supermarkets (or the lack thereof) define food deserts, but they're a relatively new development in American food shopping. How did we get here?

September 3, 2011

Too Much Of A Good Thing? 

A farmers market stall selling melons, peaches, onions, and many other kinds of produce. People are lined up around the stall to make purchases.

Growth Or Glut? A Thousand New Farmers Markets in 2011

In 2011, 7175 farmers markets operated in the U.S., up from 6139 in 2010. Locavores love it, but some farmers call it too much of a good thing.

July 30, 2011

The Foodie Bookshelf 

Daniel Tucker And His Book Farm Together Now

Daniel Tucker’s “Farm Together Now” – Fixing The Food System

"Farm Together Now" profiles the people who are experimenting with solutions to the broken American food system.

July 22, 2011

Eating On The Streets 

Eric Sjaaheim Of Happy Pig Food Cart

Food Trucks: High-Class Eats For The Streets

We’re taking it to the streets and exploring food trucks in Columbus, Ohio with Bethia Woolf. And, Happy Pig serves high class, local food from a two-man cart.

July 6, 2011

Eating In The City 

Colourful produce section of Honeybee La Colmena, a local grocer in Detroit.

Urbanites Cry Foul On USDA Definition Of Food Deserts

City dwellers are arguing that the USDA's definition of urban food deserts undervalues locally-owned corner stores as viable alternatives to supermarkets.

July 1, 2011

Food Aid 

farmers market

USDA To Award $10 Million In Grants To Farmers Markets

The USDA hopes that providing funding to producer-to-consumer organizations will bring fresh food options to food deserts.

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