This is an excellent article! However, rather than placing our hope in government to solve this problem for us, I think private citizens can make a significant impact in our own communities and transform them from urban food deserts to beautiful spaces abundant with urban food security.
I’ve just written a confronting article for Permaculture Research Institute which looks into why we don’t have food growing in public spaces, the problem of urban areas becoming ‘food deserts’ and the role urban agriculture can play to address the problem of food security. The truth might not be pleasant, but needs to be told, see the whole article here – Cities – Food Free Zones? The Creation of the Urban Food Desert