This post from the New York Times’ “Fixes” column neatly wraps up much of the public discussion, debate and research about food deserts. Be sure to read to the end (or, if short on time, scroll down to it) and the outline of the cost of food: sweets and starchy foods are one-tenth the price — on a per calorie basis — of energy dense foods like fruits and vegetables. (Unfortunately, a glitch is preventing the first paragraph of the post from appearing below. You can click on the link to read the column).


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