food desert

A strip of businesses including chain restaurants like McDonalds in Kayenta, AZ

A strip of businesses including chain restaurants like McDonalds in Kayenta, Arizona, a census-designated place on the Navajo Nation in February 2011. (Martin Pulido/Creative Commons)

George Washington University
The Navajo Nation reservation in the southwest United States has only 13 grocery stores for more than 300,000 people. With so few full-service grocery stores, the reservation is a food desert on a massive scale.

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SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Communities are fighting back against the dollar store invasion of low-income rural and urban areas. In this story, my hometown deals with new norms as food access shifts. New ideas are introduced that may help my small neighborhood relinquish their... Read More
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Food for Thought is a podcast discussing the food that ends up at your table, and in this episode we talk about the potential solution of mobile farmer's markets for the issue of food deserts.

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Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
The transition to plant-based diets has been gaining ground recently — for many reasons. These diets are more sustainable, and can be easy for those with means, but can be hard to come by for others.
The George Washington University
Pesquera Diamante, one of the leading companies in the fishing industry in Peru, saw an opportunity to help a community facing anemia and malnutrition. 
George Washington University
I have always known that zero hunger is one of the 17 sustainability goals but I have never really known what that truly meant until now, having worked this semester with Martha's Table.
Middlebury College
Students at Middlebury College run Middlebury Foods, a nonprofit grocery delivery service working to create a low-cost, sustainable and community-based food system in their county.
SUNY ESF
The evolution of a program designed to provide fresh food to those facing food insecurities.
Leafy Green Machine greens

The Leafy Green Machine is optimized for the growth of a wide variety of lettuces, herbs and hearty greens. (Photo courtesy Freight Farms)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Georgetown University
The triple bottom line solution to our food system.
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The George Washington University
D.C. organizations partnered to raise awareness about the food injustice that is happening in the nation’s capital with the D.C. Grocery Walk.

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