This article disccusess the many hardships Philly residents face when searching for affordable fresh foods.
This scholarly article consists of multiple studies focusing on the role the local food environment and how it plays in residents’ ability to purchase affordable, healthy and nutritious foods. In a food desert, an area devoid of a supermarket, access to healthy food is limited. This study focuses on food access and food desert research in the United States.
This link is a summer of a study done related to food insecurity and childhood obesity.
This article is an exploration of the relationship between society and 'nature' is conceptualized, focusing on theories of social exclusion and difference. A comprehensive overview of feminist and environmental theories of society-environment relations, considering the range of theoretical and political influences on such theorizing such as socialist and Marxist theory amongst others and the turn to post structuralism and postmodernism within the social sciences.
VICELAND host Messiah Rhodes grew up in a food desert and ate tons of junk coated with food coloring. Food dye is in just about everything and they all can do weird things to your body but Blue #1 has its own unique problems. In this short video Messiah Rhodes discusses the effects of blue dyes as well as how it is made.
In Philadelphia, a fourth-generation supermarket owner has gone where others have feared to tread: food deserts, low-income neighborhoods that have no direct...
This study reports the effects of food insecurity and hunger in childhood development.
This article discusses Philadelphia's low ratings in healthiness as well as the problems that attribute to this low rating. The article states that the rankings were compiled based on lifespan and quality of life, poverty, crime, access to health, and access to healthy foods.