Access to fresh food is, in itself, not a new problem. It’s simply a problem that’s accelerated and become more consequential due to the pandemic. Mobility restrictions, gaps in food delivery systems coupled with panic buying and hoarding has pushed up food prices and affected the availability of fresh vegetables — especially in urban areas.

While this is true everywhere, its impact in some urban pockets of developed nations like the USA are being overlooked and underestimated.

As far back as the mid 1990’s, the term Food Desert was coined to refer to areas with limited access to affordable and…

Anish Dasgupta

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