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Uploaded on Nov 3, 2010
Mari talks about Food Desert awareness and solutions, negligence regarding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and the unapologetic basics of improving public health through "Truth in Data for the Common Good."
Mari Gallagher is principal of Mari Gallagher Research and Consulting Group, a firm whose expertise includes "going green", immigration, health and wellness projects, and -- of course -- food deserts.
She is the author of Examining the Impact of Food Deserts on Public Health in Chicago, a breakthrough study which popularized the term "food desert" across the country, and currently writes for the Huffington Post. Venues that have featured her findings include CNN, National Public Radio, Salon.com, USA Today, The Economist, The Chicago Tribune and The Detroit Free Press.
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