Battling against our food desert - Kodiak Daily Mirror: Letters To Editor

Battling against our food desert

Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 9:15 am

KODIAK — The other day I read an article about a 7-acre-farm near Atlanta’s city limits that was converted to an urban oasis. Once an abandoned pecan farm, the land has now been transformed into a completely edible garden. This is amazing because in the region where the garden is located, one-third of the population lives below the poverty line. The area is considered a food desert, as residents have little access to fresh food.

Kodiak is a food desert, too. Nearly all of our food is shipped in. Truly fresh and healthy food is hard to come by. (Except during the summer when gardens are producing). And face it, store-bought food is expensive here.

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