I remember reading an article about Michele Obama wanting to create more places in inner cities where healthy food is available, but the article never once stated anything about making it more affordable.
I have a lot to say here as I sit literally on the line drawn here. I live in an incredibly impoverished neighborhood which ISN'T a food desert. We have a Kroger AND one of the countries oldest "farmer's markets".
And we have the typical liberal / organic folks trying to grow food to support people.
People have a lot of stuff backwards in this country when it comes to health, particularly how to deliver health foods to people.
We just need more freezers and shelf for frozen and canned vegetables. That's it. You have to keep in mind that most people pushing this anti-GMO or "organic" food nonsense have a lot of bizarre notions about food:
Oh well, we can discuss this in a more nuanced manner here or elsewhere.
Really the problem with most of the more liberal attempts to redress food issues in America are bourgeois and reactionary. Growing your own food. Why do we work?
Again, most of this talk, outside highlighting how Monsanto and other corporations kill human for profits, is nothing more than a politically correct way to discuss your class. Growing your own food or shopping at these ridiculous places means you have:
Which means you engaged in class rhetoric.
Beans, rice, frozen brussel sprouts, etc. What else do you need? And yeah, I literally have lived pretty much off that combo at times which some spinach tossed in.
I bought precooked beans. Cheap. Quick rice. Frozen veggies. With a microwave and a single pot, I am eating for almost nothing. If I wanted to cook my beans myself I could save a few more cents.
Really, I getting sick of the food politics.
Capitalism has offered effective methods of centralized food distribution. Let's not shuck that for the classist notions of "health" or the reactionary notions of "home cooked meals" and "growing your own food".