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What social issues does food deserts produce around the country?

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Food Desert

What is a 'food desert'? Simply put, it is an area in a modern industrialized city, town or region wherein healthy, affordable and nourishing food is hard to obtain or access. Areas that have no access to affordable items like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat milk, etc. are considered 'food deserts'. Consider high-end downtown locations in Tokyo where only the richest live. Same in New York and London. Only high-end organic & 'gourmet' retailers can provide these products and a huge number of these products cannot be afforded by ordinary, working class families. ...

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The solution provides a short discussion on the topic of food deserts, specifically the kind of social issues it produces around the country. resources are listed for the further exploration of the topic.