Talking Headways Podcast: Innovation in a Food Desert

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This week on the podcast, we chat with Vanan Murugesan, Director of Design and Innovation at Pillsbury United Communities. Murugesan talks about the role of community centered design in creating a North Minneapolis nonprofit grocery store called North Market. We also chat about pros and cons of the farm bill, technology and convenience, and new initiatives in workforce development.

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How Green Is Grocery Delivery in Cities?

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In a recent study out of Seattle, researchers Erica Wygonik and Anne Goodchild found that having groceries delivered by truck can cut mileage by up to 85 or 95 percent compared to driving a car. “It’s like a bus for groceries,” Goodchild told NPR. “Overwhelmingly, it’s more efficient to be sharing a vehicle, even if it’s a little larger.” […]