The term “food deserts” usually brings to mind images of a gritty inner-city urban landscape punctuated by gas stations and liquor stores with little in the way of fresh-food-bearing supermarkets. There are, in fact, many neighborhoods in large cities like Detroit, Chicago, New York and Baltimore that fall into the food desert category, separated by more than one mile from a supermarket or large grocery store, as defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But these are not the only ...

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