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City Not Immune When It Comes to Food Deserts

May 5th, 2011 by jake · 4 Comments

Do you live in or near a food desert?

Check this tool out from the USDA:


While not 100% accurate, it’s still somewhat useful for getting a visual image of where the food problems are in Louisville.

Tags: Maps · Possibility City · West End

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bill // May 5, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I don’t understand the context…is this lack of restaurants? Grocery stores? Mini-marts? The website doesn’t go into much detail when clicked through either.

  • 2 jake // May 5, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    You work where you work and don’t know what a food desert is?

    Google is your friend.

  • 3 Amy R. // May 5, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    A food desert is any area in the industrialised world where healthy, affordable food is difficult to obtain. It is prevalent in rural as well as urban areas and is most prevalent in low-socioeconomic minority communities, and is associated with a variety of diet-related health problems [1](Story, Kaphingst, Robinson-O’Brien, & Glanz, 2008). Food deserts are also linked with supermarket shortage.

  • 4 Charlie // May 6, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Link is inoperable.