Creating Oases in Food Deserts
Food deserts are the areas in cities and rural areas devoid of fresh food, leaving those who live there without cars few options for how to get their hands on nutritious things to eat. The term originated in the early 90s in England, but the problem isn’t isolated to Europe. Communities all over the world don’t have the access they need. In the U.S., the USDA puts the number at 10 percent of Americans—or 30 million people—who need to drive more than 15 minutes to find something fresh to eat. You can see how your community compares on this map.
For obvious reason, food deserts are considered a public health hazard. Without access to fresh vegetables, people have to turn