26 min

America's 'food apartheid‪'‬ The Food Chain

    • Food

Millions of Americans live in so-called ‘food deserts’ - areas where it’s hard to access fresh affordable food. For people who aren’t able to travel to other neighbourhoods to do their food shopping, this might mean microwave meals bought from the local gas station are the only way to feed themselves. Emily Thomas meets two people who live in areas where fresh food is hard to come by in Albany, NY State and St Louis, Missouri. They explain why they reject the term food desert in favour of ‘food apartheid’ - which they say addresses the food system in its entirety, including race.

(Picture: two shopping trollies with food, credit: Getty/BBC)

If you would like to get in touch with the show please email thefoodchain@bbc.co.uk


Contributors:
Tyrean Lewis, Founder and CEO of Heru Urban Farming
Roni Minter

Millions of Americans live in so-called ‘food deserts’ - areas where it’s hard to access fresh affordable food. For people who aren’t able to travel to other neighbourhoods to do their food shopping, this might mean microwave meals bought from the local gas station are the only way to feed themselves. Emily Thomas meets two people who live in areas where fresh food is hard to come by in Albany, NY State and St Louis, Missouri. They explain why they reject the term food desert in favour of ‘food apartheid’ - which they say addresses the food system in its entirety, including race.

(Picture: two shopping trollies with food, credit: Getty/BBC)

If you would like to get in touch with the show please email thefoodchain@bbc.co.uk


Contributors:
Tyrean Lewis, Founder and CEO of Heru Urban Farming
Roni Minter

26 min

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