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American Hispanics' Access to Healthy Foods

The Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 called for a request for the Economic Research Service to do a study on the prevalence of food deserts in the United States. 362 more words

Gardens Fighting Deserts

The dilemma of improving nutrition in the United States is not answered by simply educating people on what to eat. Many people may already know what they should be eating.  686 more words

Poverty Costs Poor People a Lot

Results of a fairly recent Pew Research survey provoked a fair amount of comment. Seems that 54% of the most financially secure Americans believe that “poor people today have it easy because they can get government benefits without doing anything in return.” 1,042 more words

Poverty

Vegan Is Not The Answer

For several months, fully cognizant  of the fact that I have  long neglected this, my poor pet project, I have tried to write a new blog post. 1,974 more words

Every city should have a Department of Food

In the United States, we live in a nation where hunger and obesity go hand in hand. More than 17 million US households struggle to put food on the table, and when they do, it’s often high in fat and sugar because healthy options are scarce in low-income neighborhoods. 997 more words

Forget Gentrification - Try A Market Solution

I love Megan McArdle, the BloombergView writer who feeds my Libertarian beast. Megan wrote a comprehensive piece about the awful problems surrounding the awful-sounding, Gentrification, detailing the legal and social warlords who who summon forces against what some perceive as the holiest of grails in the forming of an egalitarian society, a housing policy that all can be happy with. 756 more words

Writing

Aquaponics, Aeroponics, and Other Concepts in Modern Vegetable Farming

Regarding my recent post on aeroponics and other aspects of sustainable agriculture, senior energy analyst Glenn Doty writes something that is both correct—and illustrative of a large point in clean tech investment: 678 more words

Sustainability