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USDA Maps Food Deserts

For years, Louisville Metro Government and food advocates have attempted to eliminate food deserts (large areas where fresh food and produce is unavailable) and there have been successes and setbacks in that fight.Louisville is not known as a particularly health city, and despite previous studies, it's not always clear where or how common food deserts are.

This map from the U.S. Department of Agriculture ( via) makes it easier to visualize the situation. Take a look at the Louisville area. Did anything surprise you?

Gabe Bullard is the director of news and editorial strategy.