Food Desert Solution: New York's Green Carts Food Desert Solution: New York's Green Carts
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Food Desert Solution: New York's Green Carts

by Peter Smith

June 10, 2011

In 2008, New York City introduced Green Carts, the centerpiece of its effort to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to the city's food deserts. The hope was that produce-poor neighborhoods would welcome the invasion of green umbrellas. Vendors would sell more bananas, apples, grapes, and leafy greens. In the long run, increased access could mean more consumption, and more consumption could help reverse the alarming rise in obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

Top photo: Will Steacy; bottom photo: Gabriele Stabile, via Aperature Foundation.
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Food Desert Solution: New York's Green Carts