L.A. is home to both a food desert and some of the largest food production in the country. New policy-and an exciting event-try to close the gap.
Name a fruit, vegetable or nut that you've eaten recently. Chances are you could find it being grown right now in the 200-mile radius around Los Angeles. Yet Los Angeles is also home to one of the largest food deserts in the nation, where the proliferation of processed and fast food prevents much of that local bounty from reaching its increasingly malnourished and obese residents. That's one of the major concerns raised by a new report, "Good Food for All Agenda: Creating a New Regional Food System for Los Angeles," which makes over 50 recommendations for the city's brand-new food policy.