Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2020

Publication Title

Journal of the West

Volume

59

Issue

4

First page number:

80

Last page number:

93

Abstract

National food insecurity is a persistent and growing problem, a problem that especially affects children.

This is a major problem that should be an unacceptable state of affairs: that arguably the richest and most powerful nation in human history should fail in providing such a basic need to its citizens. It is not an exaggeration to state the adults and children of Nevada are starving at an alarming rate. Clark County, Nevada, especially is not only a hot spot for hunger but is also seeing increased hunger due to the COVID pandemic and the failure of all levels of government to care for its residents.' The adults and children of our communities are denied access to healthy, wholesome food through no fault of their own. They live in impoverished areas that have been strategically and intentionally surrounded by businesses that only serve them unhealthy food. This article explores the causes of hunger in our communities and argue that the only solution to solving hunger is by state intervention. Furthermore, it will conclude with real, tangible solutions to end hunger by the creation of a program of vertical farms.

Keywords

Las vegas history; Food deerts; Economic outcomes; Health outcomes; Vertical farming initatives

Disciplines

Agricultural and Resource Economics | Arts and Humanities | History | Social and Behavioral Sciences

File Format

pdf

File Size

589 KB

Language

English

Rights

IN COPYRIGHT. For more information about this rights statement, please visit http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/


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