January 13, 2017
Grocery stores: Minnesota's haves and have-nots
Fresh produce is becoming less available in Minnesota's food deserts as a staggering loss of grocery stores close, particularly in rural Minnesota. In the Star Tribune, Kathy Draeger, statewide program director of Extension's Rural Sustainable Development Partnerships, shares how our research points to a growing problem -- and how efforts underway to stem the losses can make a difference.
"Not only does the future health of Minnesota depend on it, so does the economic health of so many of our communities," she writes.