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Researcher studying food deserts and racial disparity receives grant



A researcher at the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University received a grant that will help a project launched early this month at Peabody Apartments.

Dr. Malcolm Bevel’s research is titled Racial Disparities in Food Deserts, Food Swamps, and Multiple Cancer Outcomes: A Mixed Methods Analysi...

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  1. Every supermarket that I am aware of that has opened in a so called “food desert” has quickly closed. The issue isn’t the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables, the issue is the lackadaisical attitude towards food and eating, which manifests itself in the offerings of the convenience stores that do serve these areas.

  2. Augusta Locally Grown does a great job of attempting to connect food growers with those who need it most and finding ways for them to afford it. The primary reason for the lack of any particular type of vendor in an area is the lack of economic support for the product(s). When obvious discrepancies are seen, the most important question to ask is why. When the root causes of the discrepancies are addressed, the need for artificial supports will disappear. In the mean time, it’s never to late to take up gardening. Two dollars worth of seeds can produce hundreds of dollars in fresh fruits and vegetables.

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