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What the F**d?!

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Food; Food Deserts; Food Deserts in America; Food Diversity; Food Diversity in America; Outcasts United; Outcasts United Food; Outcasts United Food Diversity; Warren St. John; Walmart Food Diversity; Purest Food Market; Food Diversity Solution; Obesity and Food Deserts; Food Deserts and Obesity; Obesity and Grocery; Obesity and Grocery Stores; Obesity and Convenience; Obesity and Corner Stores; Gina Kolata; Films on Demand; Minority Health


In a world of constant growth and expansion, we are faced with the problem of overpopulation and therefore, a lack of resources. One of the most vital pieces to our survival is the consumption of necessary foods. In order to keep people fed, the food industry does its best to keep food affordable and plentiful, however with cheaper prices, as with any product, quality is lost. Fast food restaurants and grocery stores have resorted to selling food that is cheap, long lasting, and packaged. When someone is on a tight budget and know they need groceries, they will try and spend as little money as possible. This means they end up buying the convenience foods; the packaged stuff that will last. Ultimately, in this podcast we will discuss how food diversity in grocery stores has a major effect on their communities as well as the diversity of the people within the community. Using real world examples such as recorded interviews and articles as well as references from the book Outcasts United by Warren St. John, you will see just how relevant this problem is not only to the United States of America and to the community of Rolla, MO, but even you.


English and Technical Communication

Course Name

English 1120: Exposition and Argumentation

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English 1120: Schneider, Rachel M.


27 minutes, 08 seconds


Missouri University of Science and Technology

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Publication Date

22 Nov 2015

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Final Version


© 2015 Benjamin Berthold, Tucker Fritz, Gideon Hallman, Daniel Post and Joshua Thornton, All rights reserved.

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Missouri University of Science and Technology

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