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Flight shame gives way to the night train

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Bringing fresh food to an L.A. food desert, one produce box at a time

by Sasa Woodruff Jul 17, 2019
South Central resident Olympia Auset was sick of taking the bus two hours to buy fresh produce. So, she started selling fresh produce herself.
South LA resident Olympia Auset started a produce stand three years ago and now wants to expand into a physical store.
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In a food desert, Atlanta now has a "food forest"

by Stephannie Stokes Jun 17, 2019
Okra, eggplant and mulberries: Atlanta hopes a food forest will provide residents with fresh produce.
From the garden out front to the trees in the back, Atlanta’s new 7.1-acre food forest is full of fresh fruit and vegetables.
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Research says collaboration is needed to address Houston's "food deserts"

by Travis Bubenik May 1, 2019
In some cases, groups trying to solve the problem are competing for funding.
A small organic farm in the middle of Houston’s concrete sprawl. 
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In Dayton, taking fresh food to the bus stop

by Lewis Wallace Nov 3, 2015
New approach to fighting food deserts puts fresh produce in the middle of town
The Market at Wright Stop Plaza in Dayton, Ohio, is open three days a week inside the city's downtown transportation hub
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Fighting food deserts takes more than fresh produce

by David Weinberg Mar 27, 2014
A California survey finds more food shops sell beer than milk.

Supermarkets don't go to 'food deserts'

by Audrey Dilling Feb 27, 2014
Grocery chains look at the lack of neighborhood competition as a bad thing.
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Whole Foods CEO: Detroit is a long-term investment

by Kai Ryssdal Jun 5, 2013
Walter Robb, CEO of high-end grocer Whole Foods, talks to Marketplace about why his company is opening its latest store in the Midtown neighborhood of Detroit.

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What people in Midtown think about Whole Foods-Detroit

by John Ketchum Jun 5, 2013
Upscale grocer Whole Foods is opening a location in Detroit's Midtown neighborhood. The area is mostly poor, but many residents are excited to gain access to high-quality foods. Others aren't convinced that the store is catering to them.