Food deserts, as defined by the American Nutrition Association, are parts of the country lacking in adequate supply of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthy whole foods, usually impoverished areas. And in the U.S., 23.5 million Americans live in food deserts. Fortunately, various government initiatives and nonprofit organizations are making headway in addressing this national crisis.
One year ago, 17 people locked themselves on to a deportation charter flight at London Stansted Airport, grounding a plan that would have sent 59 people back to face reprisal – and possibly death – in Ghana and Nigeria. Now, those activists could face life imprisonment.