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An alternative term to food desert, promoted by a growing number of activists, that places a greater focus on systemic historical and structural issues associated with race and socio-economic status that limit peoples’ access to affordable, nutritious, and healthy food. Food apartheid can be seen as a more descriptive term that considers how racial, economic, and structural issues within the food system intentionally deny certain communities, particularly Black and ethnic-minorities, access to nutritious foods. The term and associated movement are credited to Karen Washington a Black urban gardening activist from the Bronx (see article here).