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Connections: Food Deserts And The Failure Of Constantino's

Feb 23, 2016

What in the world happened with Constantino's Market in College Town? You know -- the one that opened not too long ago, to great fanfare, with Senator Chuck Schumer boasting of the federal dollars he secured to help with a food desert? And yes, the one that just closed, before it ever really got started?

The team at Foodlink says this was a bad judgment, and it's important to understand what a food desert is, and isn't. It's important to understand what "food insecure" means. So let's talk about all of that and more. Our guests: