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 a privileged vegan

a privileged vegan

Welcome! I created this channel to talk about pro-intersectional justice, always making sure that humans and other animals are a part of that conversation. I also like to find cool activists and interview them about their work/ views/projects. Follow me on Facebook and say hi! https://www.facebook.com/aprivilegedvegan. xxx

What is a FOOD DESERT and why should VEGANS care?

In this video, I explain what a food desert is, how it creates health disparities in the U.S. and why vegans should care. To continue these discussions, join the Facebook group: A privileged vegan Learn more about food deserts! Watch this short film: https://vimeo.com/73245404#at=146 http://www.foodispower.org/food-deserts/ http://www.feedingamerica.org http://thefoodtrust.org http://sistahvegan.com/food-deserts/ Sources: A special thank you to Food is Power for putting an article with many excellent statistics: http://www.foodispower.org/food-deserts/ “Access to Affordable and Nutritious Food: Measuring and Understanding Food Deserts and Their Consequences.” United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service. 2009. Retrieved 3/15/2013 from http://www.feedingamerica.org http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/242675/ap036_1_.pdf Morland, K., Wing, S., et al. “Neighborhood characteristics associated with the location of food stores and food service places.” American Journal of Preventive Medicine. January 2002, vol. 22(1): p. 23-29. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11777675 (3/05/11) Walsh, Bryan. “It’s Not Just Genetics.” Time. June 12, 2008.http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1813984,00.html (3/05/11) “Children and Diabetes.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2010.http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/projects/cda2.htm (3/05/11) “Diabetes Basics.” American Diabetes Association. http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/type-2/ (3/05/11) Curry, Andrew. “Bringing Healthy Fare to Big-City ‘Food Deserts.‘” Diabetes Forecast. December 2009. http://forecast.diabetes.org/magazine/your-ada/bringing-healthy-fare-big-city-food-deserts (4/17/11) “Heart Disease and African Americans.” The Office of Minority Heatlh. 2010.http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/templates/content.aspx?lvl=3&lvlID=6&ID=3018 (3/05/11) “State & County QuickFacts.” U.S. Census Bureau. 2020.http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/00000.html http://thefoodtrust.org/uploads/media_items/grocerygap.original.pdf http://mrswestaphg.weebly.com/sample-student-food-deserts http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/hunger-the-us-historic-highs http://www.iatp.org/files/258_2_98043.pdf http://thehungersite.greatergood.com/clickToGive/ths/hunger-in-the-us http://www.nationalgeographic.com/foodfeatures/hunger/