Your Tax Dollars at Work

Finally! The US Department of Agriculture is putting more resources into increasing access to local, healthy foods at affordable prices to residents of low-income communities. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, “The Healthy Urban Food Enterprise Development Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, will provide training, technical assistance, and funding to community organizations, entrepreneurs, and small businesses working to build local and regional food systems across the country. Promoting the production and distribution of food within a local foodshed opens new markets to small- and mid-sized farmers, fosters social connections between urban and rural residents, and can improve health in inner-city neighborhoods where fresh fruits and vegetables are often scarce.” I’m sure we can all applaud the creation of food equality.

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