Thursday, September 24, 2009

NYC Seeks to Lure Supermarkets into Food Deserts

New York City's City Planning Commission unanimously approved a proposal to encourage the establishment of new supermarkets in areas where fresh produce is scarce and where poverty, obesity and diabetes run high. As described by the New York Times' Diane Cardwell, the proposal would offer zoning and tax incentives to spur the development of full-service grocery stores that devote a certain amount of space to fresh produce, meats, dairy and other perishables.


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