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Veteran food policy journalist Christopher Cook offers context on "food deserts" and how to identify and report on them in your community.

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Malaika Edwards is the founder and a board member of the People's Grocery, a community-based organization working to find creative solutions to the food needs of west Oakland residents by building a local food system and local economy. The organization seeks to uphold the human right to healthy and affordable food and to build community self-reliance by increasing neighborhood access to locally produced fruits and vegetables and by promoting social enterprise, youth entrepreneurship, sustainable agriculture and grassroots organizing.


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