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In the African American community there is a large disparity when it comes to healthy food choices. The term ‘food deserts” is a coded term used to typify these areas that lack adequate grocery stores that can meet the needs of the community.
There is much discussion on whether there is a real plan to address these issues but luckily, there is a current movement to combat this and nonprofits like Appetite For Change in North Minneapolis are being created to provide tools to create healthy communities through cooking workshops and organized efforts toward food justice.
AFC teamed up with the Beats and Rhymes crew, the same rap group that created the Hot Cheetos and Takis song a couple of years ago that reached national fame with currently over 14 million YouTube views, and are now flipping the script and addressing those same junk foods that are hurting our communities.
The song entitled, “Grow Food” follows the kids through the North Side of Minneapolis where they drop some GRADE A bars about growing their own food and shining a light on food inequities in America.
“See in my hood there ain’t really much to eat. Popeyes on the corner, McDonald’s right across the street. All this talk about guns and the drugs, pretty serious, but look at what they feeding ya’ll that’s what’s really killin us.”
The song even gives a shout out to Michelle Obama giving her props for speaking out and using her platform to encourage everyone in America to eat better.
This song is a Banger. The North Side of Minneapolis just came through for the WIN on this one.
Article first appeared on Watch The Yard