Food Landscape – Lecture 5

Food Landscape – Lecture 5 - Food Landscape...

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Food Landscape – Lecture 5 Where and how your food is from How your consumer gets your food Where and how the ingredients become food Where and how and with whom we eat Where the waste goes Where does all that corn go? 12,000,000 acres of field corn in 2009 o Illinois second in country in corn production Field corn for processing, not eating off the cob Local Access to Food Accessing healthy food is a challenge for many Americans- particularly those living in low-income neighborhoods, communities of color, and rural areas A 2009 USDA study found that 23.5 million people lack access to a supermarket within a mile of their home A recent multistate study found that low-income census tracts had half as many supermarkets as wealthy tracts Another multistate study found that 8% of African Americans live in a tract with a supermarket, compared to 31% of whites Quality of Food In Detroit and New Haven, produce quality is lower in low-income communities
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