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Scott Russell, Department of Geography, Southern Connecticut State University spoke on "The Shaw's Food Desert."
Food deserts are conditions of urban areas in which a high number of low-income residents have poor access to retail food resources. This problem is exacerbated by the dominant business trend of supermarkets as food suppliers, and by their geographical preference for suburban corridors and their middle-class customer base.
The presentation was part of the Local Food Systems Conference held at the Toledo Hilton. The conference aimed to bring together both academics and practitioners to share their knowledge, experience, and expertise with regard to developing and maintaining local food systems in old industrial regions.