Hunger is no game: fighting food deserts in Indianapolis

Rep. Carson wants to see Congress pass, and the president sign, the Food Deserts Act. Carson says his bill would help eliminate food deserts by providing a revolving door fund for NGOs, non-profits or private entities to open a market in a food desert.

If the bill is passed, the Department of Agriculture will provide grants to each state. The states will then distribute loans to for-profit or non-profit entities to open a grocery store in an underserved area. Loans will also be granted to existing supermarkets in underserved areas to bring their selection up to par.

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IN Focus: How far is too far in the name of homeland security?

An Indiana congressman is responding to Ted Cruz’s comments calling for surveillance of Muslim neighborhoods…“I think for him to say that shows the kind of hate filled rhetoric that we just talked about,” said Carson. “It’s ridiculous when you talk about Muslim neighborhoods that would be Geist, Fishers, central Indiana, Clinton County.. because Muslims are everywhere.”

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