CHICAGO — With First Lady Michelle Obama scheduled to address the food-desert issue here Tuesday, a new report says that the number of people living in a food-desert community lacking nearby access to fresh foods has declined almost 40% in the last five years. The report, “The Chicago 2011 Food Desert Drilldown” by Mari Gallagher Research & Consulting Group here, tracks demographic changes in Chicago’s food deserts. According to the report, since 2006, when ...

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