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Michelle Obama's "Food Deserts," Aren't Actually Food Deserts

Petrus64 Wrote: Apr 19, 2012 3:52 PM
"If you are a true conservative American, you will avoid all fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meat, and dairy." Sorry Joe, but that ain't so... I am surrounded by such people that take responsibility for their lives (including me). It's been 25 years since I set foot in McDonalds. I have Reagan to thank for that by telling me it was MY responsibility to make choices... Off to the health food store for lunch, brb...

As part of her big-brother-knows-best "Let's Move!" campaign to combat childhood obesity, Michelle Obama has been arguing that certain inner-city urban neighborhoods and rural communities are "food deserts," where it's difficult for residents to find access to fresh, healthy, and nutritious food. Mrs. Obama's solution is for the federal government to funnel public money (or, as her esteemed husband might faultily term it, "make an investment") into bringing healthy food retailers into these neighborhoods. But, as with many centrally-planned nanny-state endeavors, the First Lady's taxpayer-funded project fails to attack the real core of the problem, ignores secondary effects,...