The Guardian

The Guardian 20 Nov 2019

The food deserts of Memphis: inside America's hunger capital


In the 'food deserts' of Memphis, Tennessee, dominated by fast food outlets and convenience stores, locals lack what seems a basic human right in the richer half of the city: a supermarket. With a big gap in life expectancy, are these Americans doomed to die younger than their neighbours - or can they fight for their right to nutrition?

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