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How to create a better food system in 2013 (+video)

Our worldwide food system needs an overhaul. Here are 13 steps to change food policies and improve lives.

- Danielle Nierenberg and Ellen

Known as food deserts, low income urban areas such as this one in Baltimore, tend to offer corner stores serving fast foods, chips and sodas rather than supermarkets with fresh vegetables and produce. (Michael Bonfigli/Special to The Christian Science Monitor)

2. Create better access

People’s Grocery in Oakland, Calif., and Fresh Moves in Chicago bring mobile grocery stores to food deserts giving low-income consumers opportunities to make healthy food choices. Instead of chips and soda, they provide customers with affordable organic produce, not typically available in their communities.

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