Latino groceries in the rural Midwest: An examination of food security, cultural identity, and economics

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2017-01-01
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Bates, Lisa
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Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
The Leopold Center is a research and education center on the campus of Iowa State University created to identify and reduce negative environmental and social impacts of farming and develop new ways to farm profitably while conserving natural resources.
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Iowa’s expanding Latino population patronizes tiendas (groceries) that offer products specially chosen for their cultural and culinary needs. This project explored how Iowa’s increasing local food production potentially could become a part of the produce offerings at these specialty stores.

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