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What Is Food Apartheid?
We talk a lot about FOOD APARTHEID here at Crop Swap LA.
You also hear people talk about food deserts.
According to Science Daily, "a desert is a landscape form or region that receives very little precipitation." Meaning, a result of something from nature. Therefore a food desert would be an event that just occurred naturally, but for millions facing food insecurity in the US, this is not the case.
Celebrated food justice advocate, Karen Washington coined the term "food apartheid" years ago and says that it " looks at the whole food system, along with race, geography, faith, and economics. "
We invite you to continue investigating the subject, here is an excellent article from The Guardian.