Wednesday, July 07, 2004

"Food Deserts"

SCSU Scholars has a post on "food deserts"-- areas (gasp) without supermarkets! I just couldn't resist poking the following fun at people who would breathlessly narrate the terrible plight of those who are forced to drive into town to shop:

People used to live (gasp) without being able to buy cheesy crackers at any time they wished. They used to drive their covered wagons into town and buy a month's supply (or more) of flour, sugar, and other staples. And get this-- they used to make their own food! Out of flour!

Geez, didn't any of these people read "Little House On The Prairie?"