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Comments On - South L.A. Fights Food Deserts


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Annie, Houston, TX
Posted: 8/1/2012 7:13:33 AM
Presumably the residents of South LA are not in wild disagreement with this action. If the citizens support it, why would anyone outside the area oppose it? A decision like this isn't made out of the blue. Someone in the area had to notice the lack of decent food availability and encourage something to be done about it. They made their decision--why does anyone else think they should second-guess it?
Lee, Martinsville, VA
Posted: 3/7/2011 4:02:37 AM
There's always the option to eat something else. Perhaps they should start earlier and teach nutrition, cooking, and basic common sense in schools!
p, p, AS
Posted: 3/3/2011 11:09:16 PM
mmm, those look good.
k, i, ID
Posted: 3/2/2011 11:58:40 PM
A good rule of thumb is to never support restricting the rights of others when you are in power. That way, you'll have more leverage when they are in power and want to restrict your rights.

There is nothing more intimate to a person than what he or she decides to eat. You can offer to teach people, you can encourage wise choices and you can create an economic climate that supports urban farming and locally produced food. But you cannot determine what someone will eat. Elected officials do not have that right.
Bruce, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 3/2/2011 12:15:54 PM
I'm a little mixed on this as well. On the one hand I don't perticularly like government deciding what we can do and on the other hand I don't really like to have to fund health issues because a healthy food choice was not provided. It's a sticky problem for sure.
dbentz24@msn.com, Omaha, NE
Posted: 3/2/2011 5:57:37 AM
It seems to me that if someone wants to eat unhealthy food it's up to them.
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 3/1/2011 11:52:19 PM

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