Food Security/Deserts News

Things have been quite busy around here, to say the least!  I was able to visit Michele on Wednesday, on my way down to SF, and it was so lovely to see the cherry orchards that she works at!  I learned a lot about the cherry growing process, and have an even greater appreciation for those who work on cherry orchards!  It’s so easy to think that food just appears at the store/farmer’s market, and to forget that the food needed to be tended by someone and grown.

I’ll just leave you with a couple articles about food deserts/food insecurity today:

Foundation offers $200 million to help California ‘food deserts:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/07/21/BU6E1KDCQE.DTL

Food security academy for youth in the Lower Ninth Ward by Our School at Blair Grocery:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/riooo/food-security-academy-for-youth-in-the-lower-ninth

Retailers pledge to open stores in ‘food deserts’:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/21/us/21food.html?_r=2&scp=1&sq=Food%20deserts%20&st=cse

What are your thoughts on these articles/news items?

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