Online grocery stores may be solution to food deserts

05/29/2013 | ScientificAmerican.com

Online grocery stores may be a novel approach to increasing access to fresh, healthy foods for residents of urban food deserts. The Baltimarket in Baltimore is an online service that delivers foods to a local library, but not a customer's home, and a Rush University study in Chicago found that people given a voucher for an online grocery store spent a large part of it on food and vegetables and only a small amount on sweets.

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