Food Deserts

2 Jan

Terrifying map by Slate Labs on the frequency of food deserts in the US:

A 2009 study by the Department of Agriculture found that 2.3 million households do not have access to a car and live more than a mile from a supermarket. Much of the public health debate over rising obesity rates has turned to these “food deserts,” where convenience store fare is more accessible—and more expensive—than healthier options farther away.

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