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By Ashraf Khalil, Jacquelyn Martin, Associated Press
In many urban areas across the country, the lack of access to fresh fruits and vegetables is a common problem. As part of the PBS NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs, Kevin Broome reports that a cooperative of high school students in…
Mobile markets are often used in food deserts to supplant a lack of supermarkets in a particular area, most often in low-income neighborhoods.
By Michael D. Regan
WASHINGTON – Lelia Parker grew up on a farm in rural Virginia and moved to the U.S. capital 30 years ago for a more urban environment. But she still gets the gardening itch.
By Larisa Epatko
The U.S. government wants to steer the 46 million Americans who receive food stamps toward healthier food choices. The USDA plans to require retailers that accept those benefits to stock more fresh foods. But would healthier options change behavior? Gwen…
By PBS NewsHour
In Philadelphia, a fourth-generation supermarket owner has gone where others have feared to tread: food deserts, low-income neighborhoods that have no direct access to a real grocery store. The small chain has given these communities a place to get nutritious…
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