The Wallet and the Food Desert
An Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) research project to North Carolina State University found that money, not access, is the biggest factor determining food purchases for people who live in areas far from supermarkets, also known as "food deserts."
Researchers found that, while supermarkets had a wide range of fruits and vegetables, neighborhood stores offered little or no fresh produce. What’s more, staple foods and healthier options in neighborhood stores cost 25 percent more on average.
Read more about the food desert study.
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