OK , I have the latest scoop on the whole obesity prevention movement. So there is this website called http://www.ers.usda.gov/data/fooddesert/fooddesert.html and its purpose is too show the average American, who of course has to own a computer (very sarcastic voice) , where there are food deserts. A food desert is any area in the industrialized world where healthy, affordable food is difficult to obtain.
The objectives of the Food Desert Locator are:
- to present a spatial overview of where food-desert census tracts are located;
- to provide selected population characteristics of food-desert census tracts; and
- to offer data on food-desert census tracts that can be downloaded for community planning or research purposes.
This website does everything but feed people.