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

 

What is a food desert

How did food deserts develop

Where are the 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)

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 1913 – 31 Dec 1919

1 Jan 1900 – 31 Dec 1912

1 Jan 1860  - 31 Dec 1899

I Jan 1830 – 31 Dec 1859

I Jan 1800 – 31 Dec 1829

 

1 Jan 1700 – 31 Dec 1799

1 Jan 1600 – 31 Dec 1699

 

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

Albania

Austria

Belgium

Bulgaria

Cyprus

Czechia, Slovakia

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

British Royal Family from 1760

 

 

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Luxembourg

Malta

Moldova

 

 

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Roman Empire

Romania

 

 

Russia/USSR

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Yugoslavia

 

Asia

Afghanistan

Bangladesh

China

Fiji

 

 

Middle East

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Israel

Japan 1891 onwards

Japan pre 1891

Lebanon

Kazakhstan

Kyrgyzstan

 

Korea to 1945

Korea from 1945

Mongolia

 

Myanmar

 

Pakistan

Philippines

Saudi Arabia

 

 

South East Asia

Syria

Tajikistan

Thailand

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Uzbekistan

Vietnam

Yemen

Oceania

Antarctica

Australia

New Zealand

Africa

Africa See also separate countries listed here ->

Algeria

Congo-Kinshasa

 

Egypt

Ethiopia & Eritrea

Ghana

 

Mali

 

Morocco

Namibia

Nigeria

South Africa

Uganda

 

 

Zimbabwe

North America

Canada

USA

 

Central America and Caribbean

South & Central America See also individual countries listed here ->

Cuba

Haiti

Honduras

Mexico (inc Aztec, Maya, Toltec)

 

South America

South & Central America See also individual countries listed here ->

Argentina

Belize

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Ecuador

Falklands Islands

Paraguay

Peru (inc. Chavin, Inca, Moche)

Venezuela

Physical World


Earthquakes

Weather Events

 

Religions


Christianity

Christian missionary

Christian Buildings

Papal Succession

Islam & Middle East

Judaism & Israel

Socio-economic


Arts and Literature

TV, radio, telecomms

Newspapers, Comics

Economy & Prices

Companies, banks

Historical Exchange Rates

Education, Philosophers

Education, Schools

Education, Universities – non UK

 

 

Education Universities UK

Farming

Food

 

Sugar

Tea & Coffee

UK Petitions 60,000+

 

 

Child Welfare

Clothing and Cosmetics

Homosexuality

Women’s Rights

Morals & Fashion

 

Crime & Punishment

Capital Punishment

Prisons

Racial Equality

Slavery

Sports & Games

Sport - Football

Olympics

Technology


Astronomy & Space

Atomic Power & Electricity

Biology

Environment

Cartography

 

Chemistry & Elements

Light, Cameras

Road Technology

Computing, IT

Metrology

Mathematics

Medicine

Military

Technology & Innovation

Covid-19 Pandemic

 

 

Transport


Aviation

Railways - Tunnels

Railways – Great Britain

Aviation companies

 

Railways - social effects

Canal Transport

Sea Transport

Railways – non GB

Road Traffic

Road Technology

London Underground

Road Traffic Regulations

 

 

Part Six – Global Economic Indicators

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

Part Seven – Visitors, Rating, Links

 

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

Rate this website

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