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Post Carbon Fellow Erika Allen was at the recent launch of New York City's 'Green Carts', a project to get fresh food into the city's many food deserts.

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New York City has rolled 350 carts loaded with fresh, local vegetables into its food deserts–those distraught urban areas where grocers hesitate to tread, and where, therefore, people have little alternative to processsed foods...

...Another Chicagoan asked about the political climate for launching such a program in Chicago.

“Superficially it’s very open,” said Erika Allen of Growing Power, a group that strives to develop local food systems in Chicago. But practically, Allen added, it can be very difficult.

“It’s a balance between policy and the rubber hitting the road. And that lag time is really frustrating.”...

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