Food deserts, as defined by the American Nutrition Association, are parts of the country lacking in adequate supply of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthy whole foods, usually impoverished areas. And in the U.S., 23.5 million Americans live in food deserts. Fortunately, various government initiatives and nonprofit organizations are making headway in addressing this national crisis.
The Congolese group Lucha successfully mobilized thousands to march for the right to water in the city of Goma. Now, the group is challenging the regime of President Joseph Kabila.