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Baltimore: Turning from Food Insecurity Towards a Positive Example

By admin | December 5, 2011

Photo: Jeff Kubina

Photo: Jeff Kubina

By: Saira Malhotra

Food insecurity is a national crisis, but without a doubt, some areas are hit harder than others. A recent report on Grist.org shared some alarming figures on the current socio-economic conditions in Baltimore. For the past few decades, Baltimore has experienced an outflow of its population, leaving many parts of the city deserted and isolated.

The impact of this migration has been detrimental to Baltimore and left many communities in food deserts. Such isolation has resulted in 43% of people living in predominantly black neighborhoods being out of access to healthy foods compared to 4% of their white neighborhood counterparts. Statistics also reveal that two thirds of Baltimore’s adult population and just under half of the student population are overweight, if not obese.

The city of Baltimore is no longer willing to take this lying down. Read More

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