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‘Food Deserts’ Identified By New Research Approach
2013-02-15 18:53:51

An accurate representation of how many US citizens might be affected by living in food deserts has been inconclusive until this most recent study. In fact, the definition of what constitutes a food desert is, as yet, undefined.

2011-12-12 23:15:00

HUMAN Healthy Vending launches world’s first line of vending machines to vend healthful hot foods, cold drinks and snacks simultaneously from the same machine.

2010-06-02 15:01:00

SKOKIE, Ill., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Peapod, the country's leading Internet grocer, will host its first community forum as part of an ongoing campaign to improve healthy food choices in food deserts, communities where healthy food is hard to come by due to a lack of mainstream grocery stores. Thursday, June 10, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tarkington Elementary School...

2010-06-02 07:00:00

ST. LOUIS, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Mari Gallagher Research & Consulting Group and Save-A-Lot Food Stores have joined forces to raise awareness of the plight of millions of families in the United States who live in food deserts -- large geographic areas with very few, if any, grocery stores.

2010-03-09 07:00:00

SKOKIE, Ill., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Peapod, the country's leading Internet grocer, has teamed up with sustainable communities group Neighbor Capital and food desert researcher Mari Gallagher to examine ways to expand delivery to communities where fresh, quality food is hard to come by due to lack of reputable grocery stores.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.