Karen Washington: It’s Not a Food Desert, It’s Food Apartheid

How does the term “food dessert” hinder our ability to create infrastructure to ensure better access to food?

Anna Brones interviewed Karen Washington last month on food justice, health, education, race, class and the environment. Read the article here to see why Brones and Washington agree that the food movement has become one big monocrop.

“Issues of economic inequality and systemic racism permeate our national food system. The movement’s primary focus has been on finding solutions to “food deserts”—defined as areas empty of good-quality, affordable fresh food—by working to ensure that affected neighborhoods have better access. But some advocates, and studies, have argued that the proximity of a well-stocked grocery store is not enough of a solution given this country’s elaborate food problems.” 

Read the entire interview here!