Emmerman, Karen S.

Silicon Valley a Microcosm of California's Food Inequality

By Karen S. Emmerman, PhD

Food Empowerment Project

California's Silicon Valley was once the largest fruit production and packing region in the world. Now, it serves as a case study for understanding unequal access to healthy foods in the state.

A report released by Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.) focused on Santa Clara County highlights the staggering disparity in access to healthy foods between high-income communities and communities of color and low-income communities. The report reveals the following inequalities.