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The New Food Movement

October 9, 2010, 5:55 AM
"The strongest example of a food community I’ve seen was in Detroit, where a vibrant farming scene has sprung up literally from the ashes. In a neighborhood that is a true food desert—there are no national chain grocery stores within city limits; more than 90 percent of food providers are places like convenience and liquor stores—I watched young men and old women socialize while picking collard greens in abandoned lots brought back to life by the Urban Farming organization. There was no fence, no supervision, no charge."
 

The New Food Movement

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