Food Deserts and the Sociology of Space : Distance to Food Retailers and Food Insecurity in an Urban American Neighborhood

@inproceedings{Thomas2012FoodDA,
  title={Food Deserts and the Sociology of Space : Distance to Food Retailers and Food Insecurity in an Urban American Neighborhood},
  author={Brian J. Thomas},
  year={2012}
}
Recent changes in food retailing structure have led to the development of large supercenters in suburban areas of the United States. These changes have led some authors to suggest that there are food deserts in some urban areas, where food is difficult to access, especially for disadvantaged consumers. This study tests the food desert hypothesis by comparing the distance from food retailers to food secure and food insecure households in one urban, Midwest neighborhood. This study utilizes GIS… CONTINUE READING

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