Invest in communities of color, or die! Part II: What is a food desert?

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Invest in communities of color, or die! Part II: What is a food desert?

Benjamin Harrison

Food deserts (sacrifice zones) are microeconomies, from which wealth is extracted faster than it can be replaced by wages. That’s why there’s no grocery store: the community simply doesn’t have the buying power to keep one open. 

Invest in communities of color, or die! [Part I: The Problem]

Benjamin Harrison

The greatest obstacle in growing the local food movement is wealth inequality. That’s why health food is a fringe area of the supermarket and why grocery stores and farmers markets fall along racial and economic borderlines in our towns, cities, and states.

Local food tips for pet wellness

Benjamin Harrison1 comment

Our pet food is sourced from Bradford Valley Farms in Damascus, Arkansas, where the Bradfords move their chickens daily to ensure their birds get plenty of fresh grass and insects. That way all the necessary nutrients are available with absolutely no funny stuff.

Local food & the next pandemic

Benjamin Harrison6 comments

TAKE $15 OFF YOUR FIRST ORDER OF $50 OR MORE WITH CODE FARE_WELL Local food & the next pandemic Posted by Jack Rollins, 04-18-20 “May you live in interesting times.”—ancient Chinese curse In the last fifty years, disease outbreaks like COVID, Ebola, and Swine Flu have occurred at an increasing...