This paper illustrates the issue of food deserts faced by urban areas in three parts. Part one focuses on defining food deserts and what exactly the term denotes as well as who is affected by their present existence socially, physically, and economically. Part two presents research on some of the current policies and programs in place to address the issue of food deserts and discusses a few of the difficulties in implementing them. These approaches are then further analyzed for effectiveness in varying regions. Part three explores a handful of alternative methods to combat this urban issue in order to further the eradication of food deserts. Suggestions for establishing food security are discussed in the potential solution for food deserts in urban areas. The success of any of the proposed policies will be impossible to truly determine until implementation and effects begin to take place.
"Food Deserts in Urban Areas."
The Downtown Review.
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