North Shore Book Notes: ‘The American Way of Eating’

Cape Ann Beacon • March 28, 2012

Why is it so hard to eat well, journalist Tracie McMillan wondered. Good food, such as the produce America grows in abundance, is relatively expensive even though only 14 cents of each dollar spent on produce ends up back on the farm it came from.

And “food deserts,” as McMillan calls them, stretch all over America where you have to drive 10 or 15 miles to get to a supermarket, making healthy food harder to find than the ubiquitous Happy Meal.

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