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Lunch Links: NC Food deserts, picturing hunger, and three great infographics
Posted By Clayton Henkel On February 24, 2014 @ 1:17 pm In Lunch Links | Comments Disabled
North Carolina’s “food deserts” take center stage this afternoon as legislators hold their second meeting  to discuss how to make healthy, fresh food more available in rural areas and in communities where transportation is a barrier.
Among those testifying is Demetrius Hunter, who runs Grocers on Wheels . Hunter is profiled in today’s News and Observer  where he discusses how mobile produce markets may be one solution for low-income residents in Wake County.
Rep. Yvonne Holley  is hoping these hearings build support for her proposal  that would offer tax credits to businesses that open or expand operations that sell nutritious food in the state’s food deserts zones.
Do you live in one of these desert? To find out, check out the recent graphic (above) by the good folks at the NC Budget & Tax Center.
Also on the subject of food insecurity, visit PBS News Hour for an eye-opening photo essay: Picturing Hunger in America. 
Finally, we have two additional infographics for you to digest today. First, Mother Jones  explains why California’s drought is quickly becoming everyone’s problem. And we’ll leave you with this fascinating graphic from Yes! Magazine  on Why Corporations Want Our Public Schools. (Click on either image below to see the full-size original.)
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 Image: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/BTC_Food-Deserts.jpg
 legislators hold their second meeting: http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/Committees/Committees.asp?sAction=ViewCommittee&sActionDetails=Non-Standing_6627
 Grocers on Wheels: http://www.grocersonwheels.com/
 News and Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/02/23/3648638/house-committee-takes-up-food.html
 Rep. Yvonne Holley: http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/members/viewMember.pl?sChamber=H&nUserID=650
 her proposal: http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&BillID=H957
 Picturing Hunger in America.: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art/picturing-hunger-in-america/
 Mother Jones: http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/02/wheres-californias-water-going
 Yes! Magazine: http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/education-uprising/why-corporations-want-our-public-schools?utm_source=YTW&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=20140221
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