Our food system has changed more in the past 40 years than in the past 400-thousand. That was just one of the comments made during a panel discussion on problems surrounding the production and distribution of food to American tables.
Over the past 40 years, farms have consolidated. Farm subsidies often determine both the type and the amount of food to be produced. Improved transportation allows food to be further distributed, but often times people living in lower-income neighborhoods don't necessarily have quick access to healthier choices.