|Taxpayers tackle food deserts||| Print ||
|Wednesday, January 04, 2012|
A Multnomah County program known as the Healthy Retail Initiative subsidizes stores with up to $4,500 to provide healthier food.
County officials hope the program will change the way the stores do business—and encourage nearby residents to eat better.
The stores are located largely in neighborhoods where residents don’t have access to big grocery stores—and in areas where county officials believe obesity is a public health problem.
The program goes beyond equipment like refrigerators for produce and deep freezers for meat. County officials advise store owners which foods to stock and where to buy them wholesale, and give them red apple-shaped labels to identify healthy foods.
Read more at Willamette Week.
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From Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute: OTRADI today announced its plans to open and operate a 13,000 square-foot multi-tenant bioscience complex in the Willamette Wharf building at 4640 SW Macadam Avenue. Slated to be complete in spring 2013, the OTRADI Bioscience Incubator (OBI) will house up to six companies.
MEDIAmerica, publisher of Oregon Business and Oregon Home magazines, announces a new retail website: HalfOffOregon.com. The website offers lodging, dining, recreation and many other items at half off their regular cost.
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