Week Six

I enjoyed this week’s reading because I always find readings concerning food justice very interesting. I think the way the author looked at this issue by studying a smaller community within a larger area made it easier to conceptualize how issues such as this affect communities. I loved how the author explained the differences between “food deserts” “supermarket redlining” and “food apartheid” and how the most common used term “food deserts” is both harmful and does not accurately describe this phenomena. Another part I found interesting was the chapter that talked about the Safeway that is in Deanwood, because not only to these people not have the same access to good food as other D.C. residents, the food they do have access to is not fresh and not of decent quality. This reading reveals a lot about how access to food is not just about money, it is also about race.

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