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Access to Affordable, Nutritious Food Is Limited in “Food Deserts”

Michele Ver Ploeg

Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2010, 8

Abstract: A small percentage of U.S. households live in “food deserts,” where access to a supermarket or large grocery store is a problem. Low-income households often leave food deserts to shop where food prices are lower. Business costs, along with characteristics of potential customers, affect where stores locate.

Keywords: Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Food Security and Poverty (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.122142

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