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Thirteen years ago, Leah Penniman would walk 2.2 miles uphill, a newborn strapped to her back, pushing her 2-year-old in a stroller, to access fresh fruits and vegetables in a wealthier neighborhood of Albany, NY. Penniman didn't just live in a food desert—with no grocery stores, public transportation and certainly no garden plots—it was what she calls a "food apartheid," where access to affordable, healthy, culturally appropriate food is delineated by race and class.
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This story originally appeared on Foodandwine.com by Adam Campbell-Schmitt.
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