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Response to Nature Man (Reply #76)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 06:22 PM

80. I didn't live in a food desert neighborhood.

But I did grow up in the South at a time when food quality was a multi-tiered affair, there was the food that well-off, middle-class and better-off poor bought, and there was the food that poor people bought. I still occasionally see the "discount" food sellers that my parents frequented, places that sold the food from the better markets that had met it's use by or freeze by date. The quality of the food was not tops, but it kept our family alive.

Poor people often don't have the resources to do research on things like nutritional supplements to make up for missing vitamins and proteins from food used in a restrictive diet. Even if they do the research, the cost of those items crashes limited food budgets. So a diet boils down to more meat and processed grains (pasta, white rice, white bread) and if vegetables are served, they came out of a can.

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