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Policy Recommendations: Cultivating A Local Foodscape Rooted In A Just Economy, Ryan Thayer May 2017

Policy Recommendations: Cultivating A Local Foodscape Rooted In A Just Economy, Ryan Thayer

Ryan Thayer

Since the 1970s, American diets have changed drastically (Hozer, 2015; Soechtig, 2014; Pinderhughes, 2004; Fr eeman, 2007). The rise of multinational corporate food chains and agribusiness producers (Bell et al., 2013; Liu et al., 2012; Ayazi and Elsheikh) have severely limited diverse food options, as markets have become saturated with highly processed foods, whi ch are known to contribute to the rise of obesity related chronic health diseases (Bader et al., 2012; Colquhoun and Ledesma, 2008; Schwartz, 2016). In the urban environment, poor people and communities of color share a disproportionate burden of diet - rela ted diseases (Kwate, 2008) due ...