Welcome to the Food Desert Website

Feeling hungry? No proper food in the house? Can't face that trek to the shops? Tempted by a burger and some chips from the local takeaway, or a chocolate bar, but it's not really healthy, is it? You may be living in a food desert.  The food desert website tells you all about food deserts, why they affect everybody, the links to globalisation and social exclusion, and how the effects of food deserts may be alleviated or eliminated.

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Part One Food Deserts and Obesity

Temporary link 1  - London’s Underground Rivers

 

What is a food desert

How did food deserts develop

Where are the food deserts

Measuring Food Deserts

Obesity levels worldwide

Obesity map of London

Part Two – Food Retailing

UK supermarket sales and profits

UK Supermarket market share

Tesco history

Non-Tesco history

Current issues (supermarkets)

Small food retailers

Non UK retailing, supermarkets and small shops, brief history of selected retailers

European countries

Asia, Africa, and the Americas

Part Three – Food Access Maps

Food Retail Maps (UK, Europe)

Food Desert Finder (UK).

Part Four – Global Geographical Changes

GeoChanges Google Map, https://drive.google.com/open?id=15nUwJvKQxvETRQKdlXHiAzGdVlF_U6dZ&usp=sharing How to use this map. Each icon on the map (sorted by type of change, e.g. urbanisation, river evolution, coastal change) links to a location viewable on Google Earth https://www.google.co.uk/earth/download/gep/agree.html

1)      The icon information has an altitude number, latitude/longitude co-ordinates, and a year

2)      Cut and paste the latitude/longitude co-ordinates into Google Earth

3)      The optimum viewing altitude is given as the altitude number (in km)

4)      The year indicates the optimum year to go back to and view the current changes from; NB this may not be oldest year actually viewable on Google Earth because older G E shots may have lower resolution.

Part Five – Historical Events

Historical Events by date (back to top) (100pp)

1 Jan 2000 - now

I Jan 1980 – 31 Dec 1999

1 Jan 1970 – 31 Dec 1979

1 Jan 1950 – 31 Dec 1969

1 Jan 1940 – 31 Dec 1949

1 Jan 1930 – 31 Dec 1939

1 Jan 1920 – 31 Dec 1929

1 Jan 1900 – 31 Dec 1919

1 Jan 1860  - 31 Dec 1899

I Jan 1800 – 31 Dec 1859

1 Jan 1600 – 31 Dec 1799

1 Jan 1200 – 31 Dec 1599

Up to 31 Dec 1199

 

 

Historical Events by subject (back to top) (60pp)


Countries / Regions

Europe

Eastern Europe

EU & International Agencies

 

Belgium

Cyprus

Denmark

Finland

France & Germany to 31 Dec 1869

France & Germany from 1 Jan 1870

Great Britain to 31 January 1901

Great Britain from 1 February 1901

London

Greece

Iceland

 

Ireland

Italy

Luxembourg

Malta

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Roman Empire

Russia/USSR

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Yugoslavia

 

Asia

Afghanistan

Bangladesh

China

Middle East

India

Iran

Iraq

Israel

Japan 1891 onwards

Japan pre 1891

 

Korea

Mongolia

Pakistan

South East Asia

Turkey

Vietnam

 

 

Oceania

Antarctica

Australia

New Zealand

Africa

Africa (ex. Egypt, South Africa)

 

Congo-Kinshasa

 

Egypt

Ethiopia & Eritrea

 

South Africa

 

North America

Canada

USA

 

South America

South & Central America (Guatemala – Chile)

Argentina

Brazil

Cuba

Falklands Islands

Mexico

 

Physical World


Earthquakes

Weather Events

 

Religions


Christianity

Islam & Middle East

Judaism & Israel

Papal Succession

 

 

Socio-economic


Arts and Literature

TV, radio, telecomms

 

Economy & Prices

Historical Exchange Rates

Education, Philosophers

Education, Schools

Education, Universities

Food

 

Morals & Fashion

Crime & Punishment

Racial Equality

Sports & Games

Women’s Rights

 

Olympics

Technology


Astronomy & Space

Medicine

Technology & Innovation

Chemistry & Elements

Environment

Atomic Power & Electricity

Transport


 

 

Railways – Great Britain

Aviation

Canal & Sea

Railways – non GB

Road Traffic

 

London Underground

Part Six – Global Economic Indicators

Click here for a page linking to essential economic data for the world’s major national economies 

Part Seven –Ratings, Visitors, Links

 

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Click here to see how many people have visited this site, by country, annual figures from 1 December 2008

web links

Part Eight – Contact Us

©Shaw Food Solutions 2003 - 2015.  The material on this site is open access and may be freely cited, so long as www.fooddeserts.org is acknowledged as the source.

To help this website become more informative and useful for the community, please email any information or links you feel it might be useful include to hillshaw@aol.com for example food retail information, historical dates, economic data etc.

Contact us at

Dr Hillary J Shaw: hshaw@fooddeserts.org or hillshaw@aol.com

Dr Julia J A Shaw: jshaw@dmu.ac.uk