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Panel Discussion Regarding Food Deserts

  • May 24, 2017

Basic Black: Strategies to Reduce Food Deserts

Can an urban farm make a difference in a community labeled a food desert? Host Callie Crossley looks at strategies to reduce food deserts, particularly for those low-income neighborhoods.

Panelists include Mallory Sin, community nutritionist at Whittier Street Health Center, Vivien Morris, founder of the Mattapan Food & Fitness Coalition, ¬†Alison Brown, interim president of Dorchester Food Co-Op, and Rep. Russell E. Holmes.” – Basic Black on WGBH

Visit this link for the complete video, featuring Whittier’s own Mallory Sin, and more information about this program:¬†http://www.wgbh.org/basicblack/

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