07/21/2011 05:27:00 AMTom Karst
Retailers have made announcements about addressing food deserts in the past, and never followed through. Save the kudos until their doors open and the fruits and veg are on the shelf.
This program implicitly lays the blame for food deserts at the feet of retailers, who apparently have ignored consumers' desires for fresh foods in urban areas. Can this be so? Or is it more likely that residents in these food deserts do not make purchasing choices that support fresh fruit and vegetable businesses? Are you convinced that the federal government can and should try to engineer outcomes, as opposed to the free market approach?
so nice,thank you for sharing,
We are in a food desert.Our problems here are the local Govt. restrictions on produce business. This is citrus,and cattle country.A steer can go to the movies before a retail store can open up.