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

wmou Wrote: Apr 19, 2012 1:52 PM
If there was a demand for fresh fruits and veggies in those areas, a capitalist would fill it. If the feds get involved, dumpsters will be full of rotting fruits and vegitables, paid for with tax dollars.
Mickey45 Wrote: Apr 19, 2012 2:08 PM
Just as the dumpsters at public schools are filled with "free" lunches.....
bachcole Wrote: Apr 19, 2012 2:33 PM
I was a sub for 3 years. Mickey45, you are absolutely right. It does not matter who pays for it or who prepares it. School children throw food away so much that the contents of the trash barrels should be used for composting. Homeless people could have a field day with such trash barrels. It is astonishing.

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,...