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Senate bill introduced to eliminate food deserts

from Progressive Grocer

U.S. Sens. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, Mark R. Warner, D-Virginia, Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia, and Bob Casey, D-Pennsylvania, have introduced the first comprehensive legislation in the U.S. Senate to eradicate food deserts by enlisting the aid of such food providers as grocers, retailers and nonprofit organizations. The bipartisan Healthy Food Access for All Americans Act would create a system of tax credits and grants for businesses and nonprofits serving low-income and low-access urban and rural areas, where, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, an estimated 37 million Americans live. more

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