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The search for the food desert solution

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Thousands of Hoosiers don’t have a way to go get healthy food, but lawmakers are working to bring healthy food to them instead. “We are really excited about hopefully bringing more food to more people living in urban and rural areas,” Sen. John Ruckelshaus, R-Indianapolis, said following Wednesday’s Interim […]

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Bill to reduce food deserts cruises to the Senate

Anastasia Gentry TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would bring fresh and unprocessed foods to food deserts is moving forward in the legislature. “This bill is designed to find an efficient way to get fresh and unprocessed food in areas where there is poor access to these people,” said the bill’s author Sen. Randy Head, […]

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Committee talks making fresh food more accessible in “food deserts”

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Rep. Robin Shackleford, D-Indianapolis, proposed an amendment Tuesday to a bill that might offer some relief to areas suffering from food deserts. A food desert is an area lacking convenient access to grocery stores or food markets that carry milk and fresh fruits and vegetables. People living in so-called […]