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January 06, 2019 - SELF

10 Vegans of Color on What Being Vegan Means to Them

10 Vegans of Color on What Being Vegan Means to Them
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In Queens, where I’ve lived for my whole life, I can find a bodega (a corner store) filled with fast and highly processed food more quickly and easily than I can find fresh produce around my neighborhood in Jackson Heights, a predominantly Latinx part of Queens. Why? Because food deserts—what the CDC describes as “areas that lack access to affordable fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat milk, and other foods that make up a full and healthy diet”—are not uncommon in low-income communities of color.

VA: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) describes food deserts as areas that lack access to affordable fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and other foods that make up a full and healthy diet. Many Americans living in rural, minority, or low-income areas are subjected to food deserts and may be unable to access affordable, healthy foods, leaving their diets lacking essential nutrients.

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