Creative shopping

Getting food to the people

October 4, 2011

Regular Culinate contributor Twilight Greenaway has a new gig as Grist’s food editor. Her food-politics reporting so far has included stories on the agricultural exploitation of teenage workers, the dirty secrets of the organic-strawberry industry, and the importance of farmland conservation.

Most inspiring might be her article about converting shipping containers into grocery stores. The idea is a blend of a mobile mart and a permanent grocery: you can put one pretty much anywhere, and operate it as long as you want. The prototype — put up by Stockbox Grocersopened recently in Seattle. Will a new kind of mini-mart be opening soon in a parking lot near you? Stay tuned.

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