Monday, December 13, 2010
Guess Who's Tackling "Food Deserts" in Chicago? Your Favorite Local (Evil?) Agri-Giant
By Nicholas Phillips
on Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 1:49 PM
= Satan: It was they who threw in $100,000
to help fund the City Produce Project
up in Chicago, which last year produced 20,000 pounds of corn, squash, carrots, beans and other veggies in Chi-town's so-called "food deserts" (defined by the USDA
as areas where low-income folks don't have access to healthy food).
First of all, where's ours?! (Daily RFT
knows that St. Louis has spots -- such as the Northside -- that qualify as food deserts).
Secondly, some of you will hate on all this by saying that $100 large is a drop in the silo for Monsanto. It is. And no question it's a good PR move. But we're willing to bet the low-income Chicagoans got more out of a handful of urban truck patches than Monsanto ever did, relatively speaking.
For those of y'all who think