Detroit’s ‘food deserts’ are a burden for many

by Slone Terranella

Photo: A grocery store near Detroit’s Wayne State University campus [Omar Abdel-Baqui]

Detroit’s growing restaurant scene has sparked dialogue about the lack of grocery stores within the city. The Michigan Department of Agriculture has labeled 19 Detroit neighborhoods as a “food desert,” which is a term used to describe an urban area that lacks accessibility to quality and affordable food.

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