Journal of the West
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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.
Las vegas history; Food deerts; Economic outcomes; Health outcomes; Vertical farming initatives
Agricultural and Resource Economics | Arts and Humanities | History | Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Food Deserts of Las Vegas: An Overview with a Vertical Solution.
Journal of the West, 59(4),
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