Food Gap History

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Closing the Food Gap Intro City vs Suburban stores – Hartford, Conn City stores were unsanitary and food was not fresh, nor was it maintained well. Suburban stores were farther away, more difficult to reach through public transit, but they were better overall than the city stores. This “supermarket abandonment” is the gap of the poor paying more in the city. Downtown was filled with corporate buildings. African Americans and Puerto Ricans started to move into and take precedence over the North and South sides of Hartford. The white middle class would eventually migrate to the suburbs. They had nicer schools, lower home prices and crime rates. The Food Gap includes being food insecure (ie don’t know when/where food will come from) and the overconsumption of unhealthy foods.…show more content…
-Because of pesticides scares in the 70s and 80s there is a boom in the growth of organic and local Farming and food consumption. It has been growing exponentially, And even lower's income shoppers are becoming educated on the importance of organic foods. Chapter 8 Community supported agriculture -Community supported agriculture or CSA's are a marketing system that sells each member a subscription or share, of the seasons projected harvests usually well in advance of the first harvest. CSA's tend to be certified organic and are sustainable agriculture developed. -CSA's were sensually an extension of farmers markets – in which you knew who was growing your food and where it was coming from in the care that went into it. Additionally, they allowed for everyone regardless of race or class to contribute money and receive part of a wholesome crop of organic and local
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