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AZCentral Opinions: Eating local isn’t just trendy - it can help stop poverty

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AZCentral Opinions: Eating local isn’t just trendy - it can help stop poverty

Melanie Wong | Jan 12, 2014 12:14 AM

"... Perhaps the most hopeful aspect of this initiative is that it is forging collaborations — not further divisions — between many constituencies in Arizona, from “tea party” Libertarians and fiscal conservatives, to food justice and health-care activists.

Why? It is focused on innovative market-driven solutions that may ultimately help us deal with Arizona’s skyrocketing public health-care costs that are associated with the food insecurity, diabetes and obesity epidemics that are plaguing poverty-stricken neighborhoods.

Let us hope and pray that the 50-year war on hunger in Arizona will morph into a time of greater health and prosperity for those who have been most damaged by the economic vagaries of the last decade. We now need to set a place at the table for all Arizonans."

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