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Fri July 19, 2013

Finding Fresh Food Solutions Beyond The Food Deserts Of St. Louis

Despite offering fresh fruits and vegetables to customers, foot traffic is generally slow at the Old North Food Co-op.
Erin Williams St. Louis Public Radio

According to the Food and Drug Administration, the definition for the term "food desert" is  "urban neighborhoods and rural towns without ready access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food," meaning that, in a lower income community a grocery store is more than a mile away. Depending on where you live in St. Louis, it may seem that there's a grocery store on every corner.

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