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Is Food Becoming a Platform of Citizen Cooperation?

Touch the Soil News #303 Recently Richmond Magazine (Richmond, Virginia) published a story on the growing localization and urbanization of food in the city. Richmond, Virginia is a city of about 220,000 people and is considered to have large food-deserts within its borders. A food desert is an area lacking in grocery stores and adequate access to affordable food. In 2012, Richmond was identified as the largest food desert for a city of its size in the United States by the Community Development Financial Institution Fund. Last year (2015) a study found that 22.8 percent of Richmond’s residents have some food insecurity. New food activities in Richmond are about people…

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