New York Times

Walgreens Tackles ‘Food Deserts’

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/14/magazine/14fob-consumed-t.html?_r=0

Among students of the contemporary metropolis, “food deserts” have become a widely known problem. The term is generally used to describe urban neighborhoods where there are few grocers selling fresh produce, but a cornucopia of fast-food places and convenience stores selling salty snacks (though, strictly speaking, the term can be applied to rural or suburban areas, too).