THE URBAN FOOD GAP: Accessing Healthy Food in Cities

Back in December, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg following a recommendation from his Food Policy Task Force proposed an increase in the number of fruit and vegetable carts on the city's streets. Not only would there be 1,500 more Green Carts throughout the Big Apple, but they would be strategically placed in low-income neighborhoods lacking adequate access to fresh produce. This was a public

Back in December, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg — following a recommendation from his Food Policy Task Force — proposed an increase in the number of fruit and vegetable carts on the city's streets. Not only would there be 1,500 more “Green Carts” throughout the Big Apple, but they would be strategically placed in low-income neighborhoods lacking adequate access to fresh produce.

This was a public health move aimed at creating a more healthful city. It was also, in many respect

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