And as long as I’m at it, I also caught this article on urban food deserts, involving a study of London, Ontario Canada. Ok ok, so I’m not the most timely blogger (the study came out in mid-April). But it is fascinating stuff, and, I’m sure, still highly relevant. What especially catches my eye is that the question at play is NOT that the number of supermarkets substantially fewer. Rather, at issue is that suburban giant supermarkets make access to food difficult – it has everything to do with access questions: transportation issues and how neighborhoods incentivize development (for which people and businesses and where).
And, transit geeks, take note: walking and public transit determine access to grocery stores for the poor, not cars.