In a city where the water system is contaminated with lead and other toxins, the availability of nutritious foods is, of course, critical. Public health officials in Flint are encouraging residents to consume more fruits and vegetables to help reduce lead absorption. But the city is what’s known as a “food desert,” a place where very few grocers exist.

And now, a new study finds that when the Flint Farmers’ Market moved out of the hard to access industrial area in the north of the city and closer to public transportation, more and more low-income customers started shopping there—illustrating, of course, that we can only eat as healthfully as our neighborhoods and resources allow.

Read more at NPR


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