Getting stuck in a food desert

Mar 1, 2012

On this week's show, we'll explore how some towns are dealing with poor access to affordable food. Plus, an interview with President Obama's principal environmental advisor.

Hosted by Kyle Deas.

Rural America is losing its grocery stores. Many parts of the United States, and large swaths of rural Missouri, are now classified as ‘food deserts’, areas where residents lack access to affordable food.

But as Harvest Public Media's Sylvia Maria Gross reports, some small towns are finding creative ways deal with the problem.

Plus: Nancy Sutley is President Obama’s principal environmental advisor and the Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

She was recently in St. Louis to speak with high school students and utility regulators, and she spoke to St. Louis Public Radio’s Véronique LaCapra about what the Obama Administration is doing to address some of the environmental issues facing Missouri and the greater Midwest.

Note: This episode of Under the Microscope originally aired on Dec. 1, 2011.