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Some progress on shrinking Chicago’s food desert

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where's the food?

Here’s a recent article on some surprising developments in Chicago inter-urban areas that have gone decades without ready access to fresh, healthy food. These are referred to as “food deserts,” and most large cities contain such areas. The report on Chicago is encouraging, and there seems to be a lot of activity going on in this area. I have recently become involved in helping start an urban farm for a newly emerging Montessori school in a South Chicago suburb . This self-sustaining farm will feed the kids high-quality, fresh food, but also be used as an outside classroom and laboratory.

Ideas such as this can help break the generations-long cycle of lousy eating habits and food ignorance prevalent in the inner city.

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