Public policy is built on the food desert theory: the lack of neighborhood supermarkets drives people to eat less fresh food and more junk food. New research is challenging that theory, but finding values of grocery stores in other, unexpected places. Experts discuss how nearby supermarkets change people and the neighborhoods where they live.
- Dr. Andrea Richardson, policy researcher, Rand Corporation
- Dr. Hunt Allcott, Associate Professor of Economics, New York University & Senior Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research