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Black Farmers

Last year’s Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference in Brooklyn aimed to raise awareness of ecological and food related issues and career opportunities for the African American community. They quote some startling statistics, including:

  • almost 50% of African Americans will suffer from diabetes
  • heart disease and stroke in the African American community
  • there are 30% fewer supermarkets in low income than high income neighbourhoods

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